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19 November, 2018

Palak ka Saag/ Spinach Greens~Bihari Style

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Palak ka Saag is a simple green vegetable that gets done in a jiffy. Made in Bihari style with fresh green spinach with garlic this vegetable tastes great with roti as well as dal.

Palak ka Saag, Spinach Greens,Bihari Style

Palak ka Saag

Palak is cooked in almost every state of India we add a few ingredients remove a few depending on where you live and we Indians make use of the local ingredients in an efficient manner.

The importance of green leafy vegetable has inspired the chefs of the yore to dish up dishes that with palak range from palak paneer, palak pulao, palak dal, crackling spinach, palak salad. And if that is not enough we add it hara bhara kabab, Palak Chakali to name a few. Then there are Kuttus…. okay we can go on you get a general idea.

However, I have to specially mention that in Karnataka, we have a dish called Muddi Palya where almost all the green leafy vegetables are used to make one amazing vegetable that is extremely delicious not only with bhakaari or your bhakar it tastes equally good with chapatti and rice.

Coming to today, I am as a part of Foodie Monday Blog Hop, (YES!!!)  We are doing #171 SaagSaga suggested by Kirti this week and do check us out!

I have been looking at the amazing themes that this group cooks with and have wanted to join them. Since have been planning to blog regularly (I know don’t roll your eyes) I thought I will get a push in the direction!

I know I am heading for trouble since I want to join Srvalli’s Bake a ton too!

If only I had some more hours in a day and had a few more hands…. Jokes apart the only way I perform is pressure so trying to put myself in the pressure cooker.

Palak ka Saag is made from Vaishali’s place. Vaishali travels extensively and talks to local chefs so rest assured you will get an authentic dish. This Saag is from Bihar.

Bihar is popular for Bihari Bari-Kadhi/Badi-Kadhi RecipeGhugni & Dusaka~Indian State BiharNutritious Sattu ka Paratha, an Indian Bread Stuffed With Roasted Gram to name a few.

Palak ka Saag, Spinach Greens,Bihari Style

Palak ka Saag

Palak  ka Saag Bihari Style

  • Serves: 3 people
  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking time: 7-10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 bundles palak/spinach
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 8-10 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4” ginger, minced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 green chillies, slit
  • 1 onion, small chopped fine
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp ghee
  • Salt to taste

Method:

  • Pick the palak and discard the stems.
  • Wash the palak till all the sand and grit clears out. Drain.
  • Chop the palak fine.
  • In a kadhai/wok heat oil.
  • When hot add1/4 tsp jeera/cumin seeds, bay leaves.
  • Once the jeera crackles add the onion and sauté till translucent.
  • Add chopped garlic and ginger. Sauté till the garlic turns pink.
  • Add the spinach and the green chillies.
  • Mix well and cover and cook till the palak is tender . (takes about 5-7 minutes).
  • Once the palak is tender cook on full flame uncovered until the water is completely absorbed.
  • Meanwhile, in a kadhai/wok heat ghee add 1/4 tsp of cumin seeds once the seeds crackle pour on the saag.
  • Enjoy while it is hot.
Palak ka Saag, Spinach Greens,Bihari Style

Palak ka Saag

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Palak ka Saag/ Spinach Greens~Bihari Style
Simple pleasures in life are like this Palak ka Saag, cook fast and is very tasty can be used as a side or like me the main meal.
Instructions
  1. Pick the palak and discard the stems.
  2. Wash the palak till all the sand and grit clears out. Drain.
  3. Chop the palak fine.
  4. In a kadhai/wok heat oil.
  5. When hot add1/4 tsp jeera/cumin seeds, bay leaves.
  6. Once the jeera crackles add the onion and sauté till translucent.
  7. Add chopped garlic and ginger. Sauté till the garlic turns pink.
  8. Add the spinach and the green chillies.
  9. Mix well and cover and cook till the palak is tender. (takes about 5-7 minutes).
  10. Once the palak is tender cook on full flame uncovered until the water is completely absorbed.
  11. Meanwhile, in a kadhai/wok heat ghee add 1/4 tsp of cumin seeds once the seeds crackle pour on the saag.
  12. Enjoy while it is hot.
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16 thoughts on : Palak ka Saag/ Spinach Greens~Bihari Style

  • November 19, 2018 at 12:18 pm

    Palak or spinach is one of my favourite greens to cook with. I love this way of cooking them – quite different from the usual and very interesting!

     
  • November 19, 2018 at 12:30 pm

    I love palak with garlic and loved the fact that you have added a good 8 to 10 cloves of it, just like I do. this is simple, yet delicious to either eat with dal chawal or rotis and dahi.

     
  • November 20, 2018 at 12:40 am

    Welcome to the group Archana. Palak with loads of garlic is so tasty, cannot imagine any palak dish without it. Well, I too would love to do so much and cook so many dishes but seriously my feet and hands don’t give me ‘saath’.. they get exhausted.

     
  • November 20, 2018 at 6:13 am

    Garlic and spinach!!! My mom also makes this.. we call it palak ki bhurji!!! I love it with hot desi ghee ki rotis!! Yumm.. loves your version!!

     
  • November 20, 2018 at 11:03 am

    I love the taste of garlic in my curries especially the leave ones. This saag is just my kind. Thanks for the lovely share di !

     
  • November 21, 2018 at 2:29 pm

    I love mudde Palya too , Arch !! Pungent garlicky saag like this will be loved by the husband and the elder one . Will try this soon Arch !

     
  • November 21, 2018 at 3:40 pm

    I love palak and this looks mouthwatering. Thanks for the easy and delicious recipe. Garlic onion chilli ginger and topping with ghee wow I can imagine the taste. Lovely share.

     
  • November 22, 2018 at 12:50 pm

    This is comfort food. Palak saag looks very delicious arch. Lovely share

     
  • November 25, 2018 at 4:22 pm

    Welcome to the group Archana.Palak ka saag looks so inviting. Fantastic share or the theme.

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      November 25, 2018 at 8:56 pm

      Thanks

       
  • November 25, 2018 at 7:23 pm

    Happy to have you in the group Archana, and your first post is perfect for the Saag Saga theme. Your palak saag is simple and yet looks so tasty. The chonk of cumin in ghee at the end must make it so flavoursome!

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      November 25, 2018 at 8:55 pm

      Thanks Sujata.

       
  • November 25, 2018 at 9:53 pm

    I always garlic flavors much in green leafy dishes   This dish is quite mouthwatering. Welcome here di !

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      November 26, 2018 at 7:17 am

      Thanks.

       
  • November 28, 2018 at 9:16 am

    I like the simplicity of your recipe. I feel it is quick, soft and easy to do on crazy day. saving this recipe to try, Thank you.

     
  • November 30, 2018 at 8:35 pm

    Delicious yet simple recipe. Needs no special preparation and can be cooked any time.

     

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