Palakura Iguru | Spinach Curry | Palak Recipe

Recipe Prepared By

Smt Jhansi Lakshmi

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Palakura iguru is a healthy dish prepared with fresh spinach. This is prepared in South India by Telugu people. This is very easy to prepare. This curry is a good combination with roti, pulka, chapatti and steamed rice. Here are the step by step instructions.

Preparation time: 10 Minutes
Cooking time: 15 Minutes
Main ingredient: Spinach
Course: Main
Yield: 1 Bowl / Serves 2-3
1 Bowl measurement: 250 Ml

 
Ingredients

Spinach (palakura, palak): pack of 2 or 250 grams or 4 Bowls

 

Onions (ullipaya, pyaz): 1 Big

 

Green chillies (pachimirapa, mirchi): 3-4

 

Sesame seeds (tella nuvvulu, til): 2 tbsp

 

Turmeric powder (pasupu, haldi): 1/2 tbsp

 

Red chilly powder (kaaram): 1/2 tbsp

 

Salt (uppu, namak): 1/4 tbsp

 

For taalimpu (tempering, tadkha)
Black gram (minapappu, urad dal): 1/2 tbsp
Dry red chilly (endumirapa, laal mirch): 1 made into slit
Cumin seeds (jeelakarra, jeera): 1/2 tbsp
Mustard seeds (avalu, rai): 1/2 tbsp

 

Curry leaves (karivepaku, kari pathe): Few

 

Oil (nune, thel): 1-2 tbsp

 

Boiled Milk: 1/4 bowl (optional)





Procedure

Step 1: Clean and soak spinach leaves in salt added water for 15 minutes to remove the dust and pesticides

 

Step 2: Cut the onion and green chillies to medium size

 

Step 3: Cut the spinach to medium size

 

Step 4: Preheat the oil and give taalimpu to spices one after another in few seconds gap. Let the flame stay in medium

Black gram

Red chilly




Cumin seeds
and mustard seeds

When mustard seeds make crackling sound add curry leaves

 

Step 5: Add chopped onion and green chillies, saute for a minute

 

Step 6: Add little salt required for only onions as spinach contains natural salt

 

Step 7: Add turmeric powder, saute for a minute





Step 8: Add sesame seeds and saute for a minute

 

Step 9: Add chopped spinach, let it cook for 2-3 minutes

 

Step 10: Add 1/4 bowl water to it and cook for 2 minutes

 

Step 11: Add red chilly powder and cook till the water gets evaporated, approximately 6-7 minutes


Step 12: Add 1/4 bowl milk, let it cook for 5-6 minutes 

Turn off the flame when it comes to required thickness

If we don't want to add milk, we can stop cooking at step 11.

Hot and healthy paalakura iguru is ready to serve :)





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