Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Palak Besan ki subzi


2 cups freshly chopped palak (spinach leaves)
3-4 tbsp Gram flour (Besan)
1 onion finely chopped
1/2 tsp garlic paste or 1 clove of garlic
2-4 dry red chillies
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
a dash of asafoetida
salt to taste
2-3 tbsp oil


In a pan, dry roast the gram flour for few minutes till aroma raises and set aside.
In another pan, add oil, mustard seeds, cumin, asafoetida, dry chillies, garlic paste and onions to fry well till it cooks. To this add spinach leaves, turmeric and salt and cook for 3-5 minutes till spinach gets soft. To this add the gram flour and mix well. Let it cook for another 3-6 minutes till the flavors blend together. Serve hot with rotis.

A beautiful temple in the outskirts of Hyderabad

While performing a pooja at our home, almost all the coconuts were like this.

One beautiful morning outside my house in Ooty..


Lakshmi ...Rasoi ki Malkin..northern and southern spices said...

Recipe nice one and yummy.Temple is good,what a sunny morn at ooty..

Creativecook said...


Nice to see you back! I am enjoying the lovely pictures as well.


Satya said...

palak besan subzi looks delicious ...very new to me ..thanks for sharing


Unknown said...

Very new and yummy looking. Will surely give it a try.

Pavani said...

Palak & besan combination sounds yummy.. Which part of Hyderabad was that temple? What a lovely view you have Sharmi!! I'm jealous..

mickey said...

Beautiful view Sharmi from your I wish I get to see such views everyday from my place too!! Never tried palak and besan combination...will try it :)

chef and her kitchen said...

Loved the addition of psinach to the besan curry..looks yummy..Nice view from ur house

Joyti said...

The food and the temple look beautiful.
I wish we got those type of coconut here in the U.S....I really like the 'flower' as we call it, but never seen them here :(

Priya Suresh said...

Subzi looks incredible and yumm..

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Nice easy dish..........

Sharmi said...

Pavani, the temple is on Bangalore highway. somewhere near airport!