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Spinach Gravy

A healthy and tasty traditional recipe

Recipe by Kalyani Chivukula of Chicago, US

A healthy traditional side dish that is easy to make.

Ingredients vegetarian 2 servings

  • 1 bunch spinach (palak)
  • Enough water
  • 2 tsp of tamarind juice
  • two green chillies slit longitudinally
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 2-3 pods garlic (optional)
  • little turmeric
  • 2-3 tbsp besan
  • 2 tsp oil
  • half spoon mustard
  •  little methi
  • little jeera
  • little hing
  • salt  to taste


  1. Clean the leaves, chop and boil in a container, add turmeric powder and the slit green chillies .
  2. After it is done add tamarind juice and garlic pods.
  3. Make a thin paste of besan and add it so that the gravy thickens.
  4. Keep it in simmer for 2 minutes till it thickens.
  5. Heat oil in a kadai, add mustard, methi, jeera and hing.  After it splutters add chopped onion and fry till golden brown.
  6. Mix this with the gravy and serve as a side dish with roti or rice