Bachelor Cooking Dinner Gujarati Lunch Recipes Regional Vegetables

Simply spinach

Spinach is thought to have originated in ancient Persia, the arab traders carried spinach into india. Spinach is having very high nutritional value (vitamin c, vitamin A, vitamin B complex, vitamin E, folic acid, adequate minerals and not to mention it’s one of the richest source of Iron.

Preparation time:  5 mins
Cooking time: 7-10 mins
Serve: 2


Spinach : 300 g
Garlic: 5-6 cloves
Red chilly powder: 1 tsp
Cumin coriander seeds powder: 1 tbsp
Turmeric powder: 1 tsp
Oil : 1 tbsp


  • boiling the spinach halves its b vitamins and folic acid contents, instead microwaving prevents it. So possibly cook spinach in microwave or boil it for longer time.
  • Wash the spinach thoroughly and chop it finely.
  • Chop the 3-4 garlic cloves in thin slices and pound the remaining with red chilly powder to make chutney.
  • Heat the oil in pan, and add sliced garlic. sauté garlic properly and add spinach.
  • Add salt, turmeric powder and mix well.
  • Sprinkle a tablespoon of water and cover with led. Cook on medium flame for 5-7 mins.
  • Spinach being very tender leafy veg, cooks very fast.
  • When spinach is about to be cooked, add chilly garlic chutney and cumin coriander seeds powder. Simmer for a minute or two and serve hot.

Nutritional value:

Energy: 97.5
Carbs:  4.35
Protein : 3
Fat:  7.5

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