Palak Ni Bhaji Nu Shaak (Spiced Stir Fried Spinach)

Palak Ni Bhaji Nu Shaak (Spiced Stir Fried Spinach) is a very quick and easy ,traditional, village style recipe made using a lots of green spinach. The chopped spinach is stir fried using some oil with mustard seeds, cumin seeds, ginger garlic, onions, tomatoes, and regular Indian spices. The shaak can be served with roti, bhakri, rotla, paratha or rice by itself or with dal and rice as as complete meal. The shaak is fibre rich, contains lots of iron, vitamins and minerals , gluten free, vegan and is good to consume frequently. Spinach can also be swapped with other green leafy vegetables or can be made combining them.

My son (Aarav) has recently started liking this nutritious, desi, village style subji. He loves to eat it with pithla and rice. So I am making this often mostly once a week. I combine different green leafy veggies each time with spinach such as kale leaves, amaranthus (tandaljo) leaves, raddish leaves, methi leaves. This is the good way to include greens in the regular diet.

You can also add different veggies such as eggplant, pea, carrot, or capsicum to the shaak while making to add the taste.

Different village style traditional shaak, curry, subji on the blog as below:

Papdi Muthia Nu Shaak / Dumpling in Lima Bean Curry

Puri Bhaji

Tuvar Na Dana Ringan Nu Shaak

Guar Ma Dhokli / Spiced Wheat Sheets In Cluster Beans

Bharela Ringan Batata Nu Shaak / Stuffed Eggplant Potato Curry

Bharela Kanda Batata Nu Shaak/ Stuffed Onion Potato Curry

Baigan Bharta / Ringan Nu Bhartu / Audo / Vangi Cha Bharit / Roasted Eggplant Stir Fry

Undhiyu (Gujarati Style Mixed Vegetables)

Surati Papdi, Ratalu, Shakkariya Nu Mix Shaak (Mix Vegetable With Surati Papdi, Violet/Purple Yam And Sweet Potato)

Gobi Dhaba Style (Stir Fry Cauliflower Indian Roadside Style)

Kaju Karela Nu Shak / Kaju Karele Ki Subji (Bitter Gourd And Cashewnut Stir Fry)

Kodha Nu Rasawalu Shaak / No Onion No Garlic Easy Pumpkin Curry

Kodha Nu Shaak/Bhopda Chi Bhaji/Kaddu Ki Subji/Pumpkin Curry

Guar Nu Shaak

Fansi Dhokli Nu Shaak (Flat Flour Dumplings In French Beans Gravy)

Please do try this recipe and share you feedback with me.

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Palak Ni Bhaji Nu Shaak (Spiced Stir Fried Spinach)
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Palak Ni Bhaji Nu Shaak (Spiced Stir Fried Spinach)

Palak Ni Bhaji Nu Shaak (Spiced Stir Fried Spinach) is a very quick and easy ,traditional, village style recipe made using a lots of green spinach. The chopped spinach is stir fried using some oil with mustard seeds, cumin seeds, ginger garlic, onions, tomatoes, and regular Indian spices. The shaak can be served with roti, bhakri, rotla, paratha or rice by itself or with dal and rice as as complete meal. The shaak is fibre rich, contains lots of iron, vitamins and minerals , gluten free, vegan and is good to consume frequently. Spinach can also be swapped with other green leafy vegetables or can be made combining them.
Course gluten free, glutenfree, lunch, Main Course, maindish, roz ka khana, vegan
Cuisine Gujarati, Indian
Keyword babyspinach, fibrerich, gluten free, green leafy veggies, indianspices, iron rich, shaak, stir fry, subji, traditional, vegan, villagefood
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 3 people
Calories 146kcal

Equipment

  • heavy bottom pan with lid
  • spatula
  • knife

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds rai
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds jeera
  • 1/2 tsp asafoetida hing
  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 medium onion finely chopped
  • 2 medium tomato finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • 2 tsp coriander cumin powder dhania jeera powder
  • 300 g spinach washed and chopped. I had used baby spinach
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  • Heat oil in a pan on a medium heat. Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and let they crackle. Add asafoetida.
    Palak Ni Bhaji Nu Shaak (Spiced Stir Fried Spinach)
  • Add ginger garlci paste .
    Palak Ni Bhaji Nu Shaak (Spiced Stir Fried Spinach)
  • Saute till the raw aroma of ginger and garlic goes away.
    Palak Ni Bhaji Nu Shaak (Spiced Stir Fried Spinach)
  • Add chopped onion. Add some salt to soften the onion and cover and cook till they are translucent and soften.
    Palak Ni Bhaji Nu Shaak (Spiced Stir Fried Spinach)
  • Add chopped tomatoes. Mix well. Cover and cook till the tomatoes are soften. (tomatoes helps to absorb the iron of the greens)
    Palak Ni Bhaji Nu Shaak (Spiced Stir Fried Spinach)
  • Add spices – turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander cumin powder.
    Palak Ni Bhaji Nu Shaak (Spiced Stir Fried Spinach)
  • Mix well and saute till the spices are fragrant.
    Palak Ni Bhaji Nu Shaak (Spiced Stir Fried Spinach)
  • Add chopped spinach ( I had used spinach. You can use combination of different greens such as fenugreek leaves, tandaljo bhaji(amaranthus leaves ), bhathua, kale, radish leaves ). Add salt. Be careful as greens have salt in them so I prefer always adding less salt to the greens while cooking.
    Palak Ni Bhaji Nu Shaak (Spiced Stir Fried Spinach)
  • Mix well and cook well on medium heat till the spinach softens. Do not cover the pot with lid while cooking greens.
    Palak Ni Bhaji Nu Shaak (Spiced Stir Fried Spinach)
  • Cook further for couple of minutes. The bhaji nu shaak is ready to serve.
    Palak Ni Bhaji Nu Shaak (Spiced Stir Fried Spinach)
  • Remove the palak ni bhaji nu shaak (Spiced stir fried spinach) in the serving bowl and serve with roti or rotla, paratha or rice , dal , salad for a complete meal.
    Palak Ni Bhaji Nu Shaak (Spiced Stir Fried Spinach)
  • I had served the bhaji nu shaak with jowar rotla, dal, salad, fansi nu shaak as a complete lunch followed by rice.
    Palak Ni Bhaji Nu Shaak (Spiced Stir Fried Spinach)
  • I had served bhaji nu shaak with homemade yogurt / dahi, salad, chutney and cumin ajwain paratha for dinner.

Nutrition

Calories: 146kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 98mg | Potassium: 842mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 10268IU | Vitamin C: 43mg | Calcium: 126mg | Iron: 4mg

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