Thursday, February 02, 2006

Palag Saag, Spinach Curry-dry

Palag saag, a version of sarsong da saag, but of the Pompeii Kind.
Spinach saag, but with a twist. ( Saag I think is the dry version of cooked greens).

Anyway this is a bachelor Kind, but very tasty.
And as always, I didn’t follow any recipe. I cooked it the way that would make it tasty and easy for bachelors or Non-cooks to follow. Chefs, will also like it because the taste was YUMMM.

The twist is that I added Peanuts, otherwise it was cooked mostly the same way as I did the sarsong da saag. Fried Peanuts.

Fried peanuts also makes excellent snacks.
Will post a picture later.

First, heat 2 TBS oil and in very low heat, fry half a cup if peanuts ( MoongPhali).
Fry for about five minutes, take out before they get burned (lol). Keep aside.
Frying Peanuts seem easy but it takes some practice because, it either gets burned or don’t get cooked enough that it becomes crispy.

In the remaining oil, fry half Tsp each of meethi and jeera (pre-soaked in water).
Add 1 sp Ginger-garlic crushed. 3 green chillis sliced in halves.

Add One potato cut into small cubes( 1/3 of an inch cubes).
Add two bunch of roughly chopped Spinach ( chopped small).

Fry or sauté till dry, by which time the potatoes will have cooked. If potatoes are not cooked, add a little water and fry again till dry and potatoes are cooked. Sprinkle 1 tsp of jeera-dhani powder. Sprinkle a little turmeric. Add the Peanuts. Add salt to taste.

In a separate pan, heat a little oil and fry a finely chopped small onion till golden brown, and add the spinach. Mix well.



Blogger Ashwini said...

Prawn fritters, spinach with peanuts..Anthony you have long surpassed the limits of bachelor cooking! Looks good

2/03/2006 12:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

True! Bachelor cooking never follows recipes!

Have been thinking of doing a post on that. Will do that as soon as I get some time.


2/03/2006 06:39:00 AM  
Blogger VKN said...

Anthony - with great pleasure, let me invite you to participate in a virtual cooking competition - VCC Q1 2006, theme is appetizers (any cuisine, deadline March 31, 2006. For more details, kindly check out My Dhaba's post on VCC.

Chef de cuisine
My Dhaba

2/03/2006 05:53:00 PM  
Blogger aparna said...

I love palak. Basically saags of most kinds. I particularly like the laal-shaag. Maa cooks it damn well and i love it with a little kashundi and Red-dried chillies fried. :)

Never tried saag with peanuts thought!

2/03/2006 06:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ashwini: I try to cook simpler so that bachelors might find it useful. that is the point. lol. thnaks anyway.

@ SS: Please do.. and yes, i nevr follow recipes, all i need is a lil idea, i usually read recipes rught at the book store...

@ VKN, been there. thanks for the invite

@ aparna: Its great. Just try. only put the peanuts in the last moment.. otherwise it gets soggy

2/04/2006 03:50:00 PM  
Blogger Dewaker Basnet said...

man this is terrific:) thanks once again

2/07/2006 05:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I made it last night..and it was really tasty..thanks a lot for tasty spinach recipe.

9/20/2006 12:39:00 PM  
Blogger Ali said...

The (lol) fit perfectly with burning peanuts cuz I ve burnt em thrice already and everytime i cook food, i mess somewhere something up but it tastes good enuf to eat. is that what's called bachelor cooking? ;)

m going to cook this one now really hungry.

10/27/2009 03:23:00 PM  

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