How to make Lasooni Palak -

Garlic flavored spinach leaves cooked in yogurt based gravy

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sirf 30 minute.

Main Ingredients : Garlic (लहसुन), Spinach (पालक)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Lasooni Palak

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History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Lasooni Palak Recipe

  • Garlic 30-40 cloves

  • Spinach 4 bunches

  • Oil 4 tablespoons

  • Cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Onion chopped 1 medium

  • Green chilli chopped 4

  • Coriander powder 1 tablespoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Yogurt 1/4 cup

  • Lemon juice 1 teaspoon

  • Sesame seeds (til) 1 tablespoon


Step 1

Boil sufficient water in a deep non stick pan. Add the spinach and when the water comes to a boil again, drain the leaves and dip them in iced water. Heat two tablespoons oil in a non stick pan.

Step 2

Chop fifteen to twenty garlic cloves. Add the cumin seeds to the hot oil and sauté till well browned. Add the garlic and sauté till browned. Add the onion and sauté till lightly browned.

Step 3

Drain the spinach and squeeze to remove excess water. Chop half of them finely and puree the remaining. Add the green chillies to the pan and mix.

Step 4

Add coriander powder, turmeric powder, salt and chopped spinach and mix. Cook for two to three minutes and add the yogurt.

Step 5

Mix and cook for two to three minutes more. Add the spinach puree and mix. Cook for further three to four minutes. Add the lemon juice and mix.

Step 6

Heat another non stick pan and add the remaining oil. Crush the remaining garlic cloves and add. When they turn a light brown add the sesame seeds ad sauté till brown.

Step 7

Transfer the spinach mixture into a serving bowl, drizzle the garlic-sesame tempering over and serve hot.

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