Make a spin on spinach

Make a spin on spinach

Spinach, the healthiest food with nutritional, anti-oxidant and anti-cancer constituents, rules the roost in the vegetable kingdom.

 The tender, crispy, leafy vegetable is a storehouse of nutrients that promote good health and help prevent diseases. 
The fresh green leaves are a rich source of several vital anti-oxidants such as lutein, zeaxanthin and beta-carotene as well as vitamins like vitamin A, C and K.  Spinach also contains a good amount of minerals like potassium, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, copper and zinc. 
Spinach Soup

Wash two bunches of fresh spinach and chop them coarsely. Heat two teaspoons of oil in a large saucepan and saute one clove garlic and half cup chopped onion until tender. Now add chopped spinach and saute until soft. Allow it to cool. Add two cups fat-free milk, one cup water, salt to taste, cooked spinach and grind it in a blender until smooth. Transfer the contents in a saucepan and bring to boil and simmer for few minutes. Serve hot, with croutons.
Spinach Saag Paneer

Blanch one bunch spinach, one cup methi leaves and 2-3 inches of radish root. Drain and blend to a semi coarse paste. Pan fry 250g of paneer cubes till light golden. Grind one onion, half inch ginger, 2-3 garlic cloves, and 1 green chilli to a fine paste. Heat oil and fry 1 inch cinnamon, 2 dry red chillies and 1 small bay leaf till the oil becomes fragrant.

 Add onion paste to it and saute till it becomes brown. Add 1 chopped tomato, a pinch each of turmeric and red chilli powder. Saute till the tomatoes become soft. Add spinach coarse paste. Stir with 1 tablespoon gram flour. Stir well and add salt to taste. Add half cup of water and simmer for 5 minutes. Finally, add fried paneer cubes and simmer for 1 minute. Serve hot with any flavoured rice or rotis. 

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