Thursday, 13 February 2014

Palakchi Bhaji (Maharashtrian Style Spinach)

The simple and authentic recipe of spinach.......... enjoy this with dal-rice.


  • Spinach, chopped - 3 cups (2 bunches)
  • Green chilles, chopped in one inch pieces- 2 to 4 (as per your taste)
  • Chopped onion-  1 cup or 1 large
  • Garlic cloves, peeled & crushed- 6 
  • Turmeric powder- ½ tsp
  • Asafetida (Hing)- ¼ tsp
  • vegetable oil- 2 to 3 tbsp
  • Scraped fresh coconut- ¼ cup 
  • Salt to taste


  • Separate the leaves from the stem. 
  • Wash and chop the leaves and the tender stems finely. 
  • Heat the oil in pan. Add the green chillies, garlic & saute.
  • Add onions & fry till translucent. Add turmeric powder & hing. Sauté & mix well.
  • Add the spinach and salt. (Use salt carefully.)
  • Reduce the flame & cover the pan. In a few minutes, the quantity of the vegetable would have reduced drastically and the vegetable starts sweating. Do not reduce this water completely. 
  • Cook for another 4-5 minutes. Add scraped fresh coconut & mix well.
  • Serve hot as a side dish. It can be had with chapattis or bhakris, dal-rice.

1 comment:

Genera said...

Excellent Recipe - Can I add potatoes and use red chillies for phodni?

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