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26 November, 2018

Qorma-e-Sabzi | How to make Spinach Stew

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Qorma–e-Sabzi , Spinach Stew is an Afghan preparation which can be combined with meat or just plain as a vegetarian dish.

Qorma–e-Sabzi, Spinach Stew

Qorma–e-Sabzi, Spinach Stew

Given a choice I will like to use mushrooms or soya chunks to replace the meat portion but I have used some marinated paneer today that was leftover from some other recipe.

It is Monday and I have joined a new group called the FoodieMondayBloghop and this week we are doing the  #172InternationalFeast we are blogging using the first alphabet of our names. Thanks to Mayuri for the suggesting the theme and I will love to revisit this theme some time later yet again.

Me being Archana, I have plenty of choices to confuse me as to what I wanted to do.  There are quite a few for me to try but we had a medical emergency and hence I am choosing one of the easiest countries Afghanistan.

Qorma–e-Sabzi, Spinach Stew

Qorma–e-Sabzi, Spinach Stew

It was just by chance that I stumbled on this delicious recipe here.

In the past for Afghanistan I have done Afghani Bolani/ Boulanee e Katchaloo/ Potato Spring Onion Stuffed Flatbread  and Mint Chakkah~ A Creamy Curd and Mint Dip. 

After this I have put a full stop to my Afghan journey. Thanks to Mayuri I am reviving my long lost todo list.

Qorma-e-Sabzi (Spinach Stew)

  • Servings: 4 people
  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 6 cloves garlic  chopped, optional
  • 2-3 bunches spring onions chopped
  • 3-4 bunches palak/spinach chopped
  • 1 tbsp dried dill
  • 2 tsp dhania/coriander  seeds powder
  • 1/2 cup dhania/coriander leaves
  • 1/2 tsp kali mirch/pepper powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 cups paneer marinated in garlic and onion, optional

Method:

  • In a large kadhai/wok heat the oil and sauté the  garlic until golden brown.
  • Add the onions and sauté until tender.
  • Add the spinach and cook on medium heat.
  • Stir regularly cook till the spinach settles down and the liquid boils.
  • Add the dill, coriander leaves and powder, pepper powder.
  • Stir well and reduce the heat so that the liquid bubbles gently.
  • Cook for another 10  more minutes until the liquid is absorbed and the spinach very tender.
  • At this stage I added the paneer that I had kept marinated in garlic and onion.
  • Stir well and cook stirring occasionally.
  • Switch off the gas and add the lemon juice. Mix well.
  • Serve with rice or naan. Personally I preferred it with this Afghan challow.

Qorma–e-Sabzi, Spinach Stew

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Qorma-e-Sabzi | How to make Spinach Stew
Qorma–e-Sabzi or Spinach Stew is an Afghan preparation which can be combined with meat or just plain as a vegetarian dish.
Instructions
  1. In a large kadhai/wok heat the oil and sauté the garlic until golden brown.
  2. Add the onions and sauté until tender.
  3. Add the spinach and cook on medium heat.
  4. Stir regularly cook till the spinach settles down and the liquid boils.
  5. Add the dill, coriander leaves and powder, pepper powder.
  6. Stir well and reduce the heat so that the liquid bubbles gently.
  7. Cook for another 10 more minutes until the liquid is absorbed and the spinach very tender.
  8. At this stage I added the paneer that I had kept marinated in garlic and onion.
  9. Stir well and cook stirring occasionally.
  10. Switch off the gas and add the lemon juice. Mix well.
  11. Serve with rice or naan. Personally I preferred it with this Afghan challow.
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Please note that my daughter did not like the texture of the vegetable. “The taste is good but I don’t want it. I don’t like the texture.”

 

 

 

 

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29 thoughts on : Qorma-e-Sabzi | How to make Spinach Stew

  • November 26, 2018 at 12:10 pm

    Spinach is one of my most favourite greens, so versatile to work with. I love the idea of using them in a stew. 🙂

     
  • November 26, 2018 at 1:58 pm

    This spinach stew with marinated paneer sounds filling and flavorful di ! Would love to give it a try sometime .

     
  • November 26, 2018 at 2:27 pm

    The spinach stew with marinated spiced paneer sounds a perfect side dish with naan or phulka. Loved the name of this Afghani dish aswell.

     
  • November 26, 2018 at 5:37 pm

    Packed with flavours Arch ! This is a smashing dish from Afganinstan ..and so glad you could find it for us .. amazing …

     
  • November 27, 2018 at 5:11 am

    The Qoorma looks yummy packed my favoritism duper food combo.. paneer and spinach!! A different way to feed the regular spinach and paneer to kids !! Nice recipe!!

     
  • November 27, 2018 at 8:59 am

    Spinach stew looks flavourful and delicious. What’s wrong with the texture? Texture also looks great. Healthy and delicious share.

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      November 27, 2018 at 6:06 pm

      You need to poke holes you will find something or other. Nothing else Sujata. This time it was texture and next time it will be taste.

       
  • November 28, 2018 at 12:19 am

    Exotic name !What a wonderful find Archana, love it. Another way to prepare healthy greens and enjoy it with rice or nan. Adding protein to it is a good idea and love how you used marinated paneer.

     
  • November 28, 2018 at 5:01 am

    It looks so creamy and delicious. I love the idea of marinated paneer. How long do you marinate it?

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      November 29, 2018 at 6:22 pm

      About 24 hours :D. Actually wanted to make them as fried paneer cubes but then …..

       
  • amrita
    December 2, 2018 at 8:19 am

    Palak and paneer can be made in a different way and this is it…so so good

     
  • December 2, 2018 at 7:44 pm

    Spinach stew looks so healthy and flavourful. Thanks for sharing this amazing recipe, totally different dish with spinach and paneer.

     
  • December 3, 2018 at 6:52 am

    I was super intrigued by the royal name of the dish and quickly headed over to read the recipe. Such a lovely combo of ingredients and perfect for winters too, I may say! The marinated paneer would have definitely added extra flavour and taste.

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      December 3, 2018 at 2:09 pm

      Thanks Vidya.

       
  • December 3, 2018 at 7:21 am

    Love the layers of flavor in this dish Archana! Seems like such a versatile dish too. Great share.

     
  • December 3, 2018 at 6:16 pm

    Spinach stew sounds so interesting. Full of flavour and taste. Must be exotic and super delicious. Lovely share

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      December 3, 2018 at 7:47 pm

      Thanks

       
  • December 4, 2018 at 1:38 am

    This fingerlicking spinach makes me hungry, would love to have with some rice or rotis without any fuss.

     
  • December 4, 2018 at 3:15 pm

    The stew sounds very interesting. We always cook palak with some lentils. This is something different.

     
  • December 4, 2018 at 5:05 pm

    Ahaaa, sush a flavprful stew it looks !! The name is itself so so exotic di   Such a healthy pick for theme really ….

     
  • Praneetha
    December 5, 2018 at 2:07 am

    I have never tried Afghan recipes, this stew with spinach sounds interesting and healthy too.

     
  • December 5, 2018 at 4:12 pm

    Spinach stew sounds interesting…something different to what kinds I usually make…will try out some day…Yummy share!!

     
  • December 6, 2018 at 11:52 pm

    Quite an interesting recipe and the name sounds so good as well! I’m sure it was super delicious 🙂

     
  • December 7, 2018 at 3:52 pm

    Spinach stew with addition of dill must be tasty. Yummy share here, thanks for the stew recipe.

     
  • December 8, 2018 at 2:46 am

    Spinach stew looks flavourful and delicious. Love the idea of adding panner to it.

     
  • December 8, 2018 at 2:56 am

    My both children love greens in their diet, so I am sure this dish will be a hit with them. so delicious and flavourful.

     
  • December 8, 2018 at 5:23 am

    Spinach is a very good green veggie. I love to make a different kind of curries with spinach. Thanks for another idea.

     
  • December 8, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    We love spinach at home, this stiew looks ideal with any meal. Love that name Archana.

     
  • December 9, 2018 at 9:38 am

    Qorma e sabzi, spinach stew sounds so delish. Love every thing about this recipe. Now spinach are in season will try this for sure. Will try the non vegetarian version too. Thanks for sharing!!

     

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