Friday, March 30, 2012

Spinach Kashmiri

Garlic, as we all know, is good for health and spinach too has an array of qualities attributing to good health. Both combined makes a robust combination that culminates in a powerhouse of nutrients. Inclusion of spinach in your daily diet would help you ward off a number of diseases including cancer, osteoporosis and high blood pressure. Spinach also aids in digestion, averts constipation, improves skin and bone density. No wonder why Popoye earns extraordinary strength from merely gobbling a tin of raw spinach :D

The recipe below I picked up from a cookery show hosted by Aditya Bal. It is a staple food item in Bal's home and his generosity of sharing the recipe with public made it possible for me to cook something so tasty yet highly nutritious with spinach. Hope you all would give it a try!

Ingredients:                                                 Cooking time: 10 minutes
ü  500 gm spinach
ü  3-4 brown cardamoms
ü  9-10 dry red chillies
ü  20-25 cloves of whole garlic
ü  Salt to taste
ü  2 1/2 ladles of mustard oil (I skimped on the oil using only 1/2 ladle)
1) Heat mustard oil in a wok and oil turns piping hot, toss in cardamoms and dry red chillies. Allow them to crackle before adding the garlic cloves. Brown the garlic.
2) Then add the spinach followed by salt and 1/2 cup of water. Cook covered in a pressure cooker and give one whistle.
3) Serve hot with rice. Easy! Isn’t it?

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