Palakura Iguru | Spinach Curry | Palak Recipe

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Recipe prepared by Smt Jhansi Lakshmi
Article written by Lakshmi Aparna

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


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)


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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