Saturday, August 19, 2006

Palak ki subzi aur garam parathe! Kya Kehna!

Taking inspiration from other blogs.
I love roti, paratha, naan, kulcha.... yum! Indian Breads ROCK! Friday nights are always special to me... the weekend has started.. I get to spend quality as well as quantity time with my hubby!
I try to make someing nice (though not necessarily different) this week I had this whole bunch of spinach in the refirgerator.. alu palak seemed a tempting option... easy how the mind latches on to the first thing that the eye encounters! Alu palak and paranthas.. nice... What I really wanted to make is this layered parantha that you eat in a restaurant. I came across this real neat paratha (or Parotta, as it is called in Kerala) recipe link in Vineela's blog and that decided it..for me! It looked just like the Paratha I was looking for!
I read thru the whole thing and I must admit I was a bit apprehensive about the 'pleats', canI ? can't I?.. well, I will.
And hey! it turned out swell, just a lot smaller than the original (the 'pleats' thing had me on the edge u know!), but real nice and layered.
For Alu Palak, well, I have made it a few times earlier so I needed no help on that one!
I just took
1 big bunch spinach leaves (you can use canned spinach too)
1 med. size potato
1 Onion chopped
1 large Tomato
3 Green chillies
1/2 spn. Cumin seeds
3-4 pieces of Garlic minced
1" ginger grated
1 sp. Garam masala
Salt to taste

Clean the spinach leaves,and roughly chop them. Pressure cook the potato and Spinach (seperately). Finely chop the onion and tomato ( u can also make a paste of the onion and tomato if u so wish). Peel and cut potato in to cubes. Mash the spinach, or just run it once in the blender if u like it smooth. Heat oil in a kadhai. Add the cumin seeds, add the green chilies, minced garlic and grated ginger, saute it. now add the onion and cook till it is pinkish in colour. add tomato, mix and cook till they are well mixed. Now add the cubed potato, spinach, add garam masala, salt, mix thoroughly and cook for a few minutes. Serve hot with Paratha.

These snaps are taken in a bit of a hurry, not to mention my amateur skills, which really translate into , clicking every item atleast 50 times to see which one can do it real justice... M has this comical look on his face and says, "ok ! let's do the camera naivedya (bhog chadhana / offering to the camera -like- before God as the Hindu tradition goes!) and then re- heat it to eat it!"
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  1. Wow! A new blog!!
    Really beautiful!
    Will come back later to read more.

  2. Hey RP,
    Thanx for stopping by... u r most welcome! :)

  3. Your paranthas look really nice. This is my to-try list.

  4. Hi Manasi,
    When i tried by following annita's recipe ,i felt so happy.
    I can feel the same happiness in your paratas.Palak subzi is my favourite.
    thanks for sharing.

  5. Hi Krithika, Thank u very much!

    Hey Vineela, U are right, I was very happy, especially when I got a pat on my back from my hubby! :D

  6. hiiii..i tried aalu palak today.. my hubby liked it very much!!! just wanted to share it with u:)
    thx for the recipe..

  7. Hi Kalpana!
    I'm so glad u tried the veg. and it was a hit! I appreciate ur feedback! thank u very much!! :)


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