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Palakchi Pattal Bhaji (Spinach Peanut & Yogurt Gravy)

Sonia Shringarpure
20 minutes
Prep Time
25 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Palakchi Pattal Bhaji (Spinach Peanut & Yogurt Gravy) RECIPE

This is my favorite recipe with spinach as its spicy, sweet, and tangy. Though I never made it before my marriage, I did learn it from my mum to impress my in-laws.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Everyday
  • Maharashtra
  • Sauteeing
  • Main Dish
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. 2 bunches spinach leaves only
  2. 1 tsp mustard seeds
  3. 1 tsp red chili powder
  4. 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  5. Dash of hing
  6. 2 tbsp yogurt
  7. 1/3 cup besan (gram flour)
  8. 1/4 cup roasted coarsely ground peanuts
  9. 2 tbsp jaggery
  10. 1 Whole garlic pod
  11. Salt to taste
  12. Oil
  13. 2 Cups Water


  1. Wash spinach thoroughly and drain excess water. Chop finely.
  2. Combine yogurt and besan. Whisk till smooth. Add little water at a time to make a thin paste.
  3. Heat oil in saucepan. Add mustard seeds. Once they splutter, add hing and spinach leaves. Stirwell.
  4. Add turmeric powder, red chili powder, and salt to taste. Sauté till spinach wilts.
  5. Add besan-yogurt mixture. Keep heat on low and let besan get cooked till it starts to thicken and a glaze forms over the gravy.
  6. Add jaggery and roasted peanut crush. Simmer for a few minutes more.
  7. Smash garlic cloves with skins on. Heat 2 tbsp oil in another pan. Fry garlic in hot oil till browned on all sides.
  8. Pour the garlic with the oil in the gravy and quickly cover with lid. Switch off gas and serve with chapati/bhakri.

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Kritika Singh
Kritika Singh   Oct-15-2018

Wow.. It looks awesome...Gonna try it

Rekha Ghadawala
Rekha Ghadawala   Sep-09-2018


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