This year I have made a resolution to have home cooked food as much as possible, Cooking no. of meals for next two days is a good plan as per my experience if your planning to stick to it, trust me cooking everyday is not easy, unless you have a maid.
This time Mumbai is actually having its winters after years and I planned to make some recopies to suit my diet needs and keeping it LAZY..! and yumm at the same time. To add my oil and salt and sugar content is low so feel free to add more as per your taste.
Palak aka spinach is a good source of fiber and iron, back in my home we make it sure its a part of our daily menu where fish is a part of it, I have my own vegetarian format which you can treat it as a curry or soup whatever you feel.
WHAT YOU NEED
Quantity enough for one serve for 3 to 4 people
Palak | Spinach: one bundle (that is how my vendor sells it to me)
Button Mushroom (thinly sliced): one cup
Carrot (roughly diced): one cup
Fresh Green peas: one cup
Ginger garlic paste: 2 teaspoon
Green chilly paste: 1 teaspoon
Tomato puree (fresh tomato blend it to puree)
Cumin powder, Turmeric powder, Coriander powder, Red chili powder, Garam Masala : 1 teaspoon
Cumin seed: 1/2 teaspoon
Mustard oil: 3 teaspoon (my fav, you can use whatever you have in your kitchen)
Salt to taste
To make it lazy and keeping my blender my best friend follow the steps below
First add onion, fresh ginger, fresh garlic, green chilly in the blender and make it a paste and keep it aside in a bowl.
Add your palak and a little of water and blend it well to make a puree and keep it aside in a different bowl.
Keep your veggies ready at the side.
Keep your spices ready/.
Place your pan on a high flame and add oil to it, once its hot enough add some cumin seeds and salt to it. Add onion ginger garlic paste to it and toss it well for a min and three and then add your veggies and tomato puree along all the spices mentioned and let it simmer for the next 10 min in a medium to low flame. Once the gravy is thickened add the palak puree and check for salt if needed and let it simmer for next 5 min. Add garam masala and sugar to taste.
Serve it hot in a bowl with some cream.
Feel free to add fresh lime juice and chopped green chilly for extra heat and spice.
Cooking is an art my father and mother both are very fond of and have made sure my brother along myself know it well enough to survive in nothing. Cooking is not only a stress buster for me but sharing what I believe in something I am glad I can do it keeping my passion alongside. I make sure all my to do things are easy to make and specially for those who are single and one man band like myself. Eating right is my mantra and I always keep in mind what I procure support local vendors and farmers as much as possible. Eating at home not only saves money but its something I flaunt when my friends come over.
thanks for reading...
See your tomorrow!