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Spinach with Beans

31 Dec

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Spinach with Beans.

Val papdi is cooked in oil along with whole spices and lentils. Spinach is chopped up and added to the pan. It is then cooked along with val papdi till the spinach wilts. Serve spinach with beans over plain steamed rice and dollop of ghee.
Makes: around 4 Servings of Spinach with Beans.

Ingredients:

Spinach 2 Cups Packed
Fresh / Frozen Val Papdi 1/2 Cup
Green Chiles 3 – 4
Tumeric Powder a big Pinch
Red Chili Powder a big Pinch
Salt to Taste

Talimpu:

Mustard Seeds 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Urad Dal 1/4 tsp
Broken Dried Red Chiles 3 – 4
Asafoetida a Big Pinch
Curry Leaves 5
Oil 2 tsps

Method of preparation:

Wash val papdi under fresh water (if using frozen).
Wash and roughly chop spinach leaves.
Remove stems, wash and slice the green chiles.

Heat oil in a pan, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When mustard seeds start spluttering, add sliced green chiles and val papdi.
Fry for few minutes till val papdi is cooked well and started to change color.
Cook covered in case of fresh val papdi if required.
Uncover, stir in chopped spinach, turmeric powder, red chili powder and salt.
Cook for couple more minutes till spinach wilts.
Serve spinach with beans over plain steamed rice and dollop of ghee.
Notes: Make sure val papdi is cooked well.

Suggestions: Adjust spice with green chiles.
Variations: You can also add your choice of beans to the spinach. Add a pinch of garam masala at the end if you wish.
Other Names: Spinach with Beans.