Palak Matar is a delicious and nutritious spinach and green peas recipe. It is a popular dish in Indian cuisine. The natural rich green color comes from spinach and green peas. It tastes best with roti.
Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 30 min
- 1 kg spinach
- 200 g fresh green peas
- 10 cloves chopped garlic
- 4 medium tomatoes
- 1 tbsp red chilli powder
- 1 tsp cumin seeds
- 2 tbsp pure ghee
- Salt to taste
- 2 tbsp cream
Blanch the spinach and puree half of it and chop the rest of it. Finely chop 3 tomatoes and cut large dices of 1 tomato.
In a thick bottom pan, pour ghee and put cumin seeds. Let the cumin splutter. Add chopped garlic and let it get golden brown. Then add chopped tomatoes and sauté till it becomes soft.
Put the green peas and sauté briefly. Add the chopped spinach and sauté on high heat. Then add spinach puree to it and cook briefly.
Add chilli powder for pungency. Then add cream and season with salt.
Add the diced tomato as garnish.