Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Palak Gobhi Masala - पालक गोभी मसाला (Spinach Cauliflower Masala Curry)

Hello Friends,


I read somewhere that "Necessity is the mother of all inventions". How true. This is one such curry came out of a Rajasthani Kitchen where there was some cauliflower and spinach ready to be used or go in the trash situation.


It came out well, the combination was appreciated, so now it is a keeper :)


Palak Gobhi Masala - पालक गोभी मसाला (Spinach Cauliflower Masala Curry)
Ingredients
Cauliflower - 1 medium sized (about 2-3 cups)
Spinach - 2 cups (chopped or use baby spinach)
Onion - 1 cup, finely chopped
Tomato - 1 cup, finely chopped
Ginger - 1 tbsp, finely chopped or minced, as you prefer
Garlic - 1 tbsp, finely chopped or minced, as you prefer
Turmeric - 1 tsp
Red Chili Powder - 1 tsp (feel free to substitute it with chopped green chilies)
Coriander Powder - 1 tsp
Cumin Powder - 1 tsp
Amchur Powder - 1/2 tsp
Garam Masala - 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp
Salt per taste
Oil - 2 tsps
Preparation
  • Boil water in a pot.
  • Add cauliflower and little salt and turmeric (a pinch) and let it boil for about 10 min. (par boil). Drain and keep aside.
  • Heat a non stick pan and add oil to it.
  • Once oil is hot, add cumin and mustard seeds.
  • When they start spluttering, add onion and ginger/garlic to it.
  • Fry till onion is translucent.
  • Add tomato, spinach and dry spice powders (except garam masala) to it along with salt and cook till spinach is all wilted.
  • At this point, if you do not like the spinach texture and feel like it, go for pureeing the entire contents of your pan (after it is cooled down a bit).
  • If pureeing, pour the pureed spinach and spices back in the pan.
  • Whether pureed or not, add boiled cauliflower to it, add about 1/4 cup water, add garam masala, cover and cook for another 10 min.
  • If you think there is more water than you would want, remove the cover and let the water evaporate.
  • Please adjust any spices mentioned above to your taste.
  • Pureeing the gravy in a prior step will give your curry a nice smooth and green color.
Serving
Serve it warm with paratha/roti or hot rice.


That's all for now. Take care till next post.

33 comments:

Sobha Shyam said...

this is a wonderful combination dear, curry looks very delicious..perfect with rotis..

Amritha Kalyani said...

looks tasty. your statement is so true most of the times :-)

Dan said...

Looks very tasty.

Interesting making the tomato spinach puree an option. What would that look like color-wise? I think the spinach pieces might look more appetizing.

Saras said...

This masala will taste yummy with roti. My Mom used to prepare in same way as you narrated.

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Madhavi said...

Great combo..

julie said...

yummy masala..healthy combo..

aipi said...

Some of the best dishes are made that way n you get to salvage stuff from your refrigerator as well ;)
I have never tried this combo so thanks for the idea n the recipe :)
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divya said...

wow, looks so delicious n yummy, very tempting one..

Yummy Team said...

Never tasted this combo before..Looks healthy and yummy!

thekitchenaffaire said...

Woww.. that is a new combo to me.. I am bookmarking it already :D

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious combination curry looks wonderful

Mélange said...

Nice one Priya..I was imagining the flavour of palak and gobi..Looks incredible !

Deeksha said...

Nice Combo...Sabzi looks very tasty!

Kalpana Sareesh said...

the first stmt is very much true.. hv tried palak with all avbl veggies n this one is so yumm..

Chandrani Banerjee said...

Nice combo, Priya. This is a healthy side dish.....

Priya said...

Healthy and delicious palak gobi masala,would love to have with anything..yumm!

Pushpa said...

Delicious spinach caulifower curry.

Priti said...

One of the best side dish for roti ...looks yum

Kaveri said...

Palak and gobhi is an nice combo...curry looks delicious

Joanne said...

I love how full of veggies this is! Looks delicious!

Anjali Bapna Shukla said...

Quite a good invention out of necessity! :)
This will surely be added to our 'veggie list' for dinner time...

Cooking Foodie said...

That is a delightful combo...

saffronstreaks said...

palak nd gobhi is a wonderful combination, nd u made it so perfect and yummm

miri goes phishing! said...

combines 2 of my really fav vegetarian ingredients...looks like a really lovely curry to have with some hot chapathi...:)

Suja said...

Combo sounds delicious,will give this a try..

mykitchentrials said...

we amaze ourselves with our creations in times of need..lol, good that yours turned out to be a keeper :).

CinnamonNChillies said...

I love this combo. Sabzi looks very good!

Divya Vikram said...

Gobhi n palak sound like a great combo Priya!

sangee vijay said...

wonderful combo..never tried before...going to try this for dinner...looks so good...

Chaya said...

This is my kind of food.

Lyndsey said...

I like adding spinach in many thisngs so this looks very good to me! I want to try it.

Now Serving said...

a yummy and healthy combo! Love this kind of wet sabji!

sonu said...

this looks interesting combo...Mmmm !

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