palak chutney recipe | spinach chutney | palakura pachadi

palak chutney recipe | spinach chutney | palakura pachadi with detailed photo and video recipe. a healthy and quick flavoured chutney recipe made with palak or spinach leaves and coconut. it is an easy alternative to the traditional coconut based chutney and can be easily served for morning breakfast. it tastes great for steamed idli and dosa recipe, but can also be served as a side dish for lunch & dinner.
palak chutney recipepalak chutney recipe | spinach chutney | palakura pachadi with step by step photo and video recipe. chutney recipes are common in many indian households and are made for various reasons. in south india it is generally made with freshly grated coconut and served as condiments for morning breakfast. one such healthy variation recipe is palak chutney made with fresh spinach leaves.

i have a special interest to chutney recipes and i guess it is very obvious with my list of chutney recipes posted in my website. as a matter of fact, i constantly search for new chutney recipes and new ways to make it. as i was exploring, i came to know about this healthy palak chutney from my friend. she did share her variation which was with just palak or spinach leaves. but in this recipe, i have extended it by adding desiccated coconut while grounding. coconut adds nice texture and flavour to the chutney but works well without it too. but i personally like the combination of spinach leaves and coconut.

spinach chutney

the palak chutney recipe is extremely simple and easy to prepare, yet some tips and suggestions while preparing it. firstly, in this recipe, i have used the combination of palak and desiccated coconut. but this can be extended by adding finely chopped onions and tomatoes with palak leaves. secondly, add only fresh palak leaves to this chutney recipe and skip adding spinach stems. stems can contain high fibre and may spoil the chutney experience. lastly, you can easily store the chutney for 2-3 days if stored in a refrigerator. as i mentioned it is a multipurpose chutney and can be used for breakfast and as a side dish to rice. hence you can make it in a large quantity.

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palak chutney recipe

palak chutney recipe | spinach chutney | palakura pachadi

4.5 from 6 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 3 Servings
AUTHOR: Hebbars Kitchen
Course: chutney
Cuisine: south india
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easy palak chutney recipe | spinach chutney | palakura pachadi

Ingredients

  • 3 tsp oil
  • 1 tsp urad dal
  • 1 tsp chana dal
  • ½ tsp cumin / jeera
  • 3 chilli
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 1 bunch palak / spinach, roughly chopped
  • ½  cup coconut, grated
  • small piece tamarind
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup water

for tempering:

  • 2 tsp oil
  • ½ tsp mustard
  • ½ tsp urad dal
  • 1 dried red chilli
  • few curry leaves

Instructions

  • firstly, in a large kadai heat 3 tsp oil and saute 1 tsp urad dal, 1 tsp chana dal and ½ tsp cumin.
  • also add 3 chilli and 1 inch ginger. saute until blisters appear on the skin of chilli.
  • keeping the flame on low, add 1 bunch palak and saute well.
  • saute on low flame until the palak shrinks slightly and turns dark.
  • cool completely, and transfer to the mixi.
  • also add ½  cup coconut, small piece tamarind and ½ tsp salt.
  • blend to smooth paste adding ½ cup water.
  • now prepare the tempering by heating 2 tsp oil.
  • once the oil is hot, add ½ tsp mustard, ½ tsp urad dal, 1 dried red chilli, few curry leaves and allow to splutter.
  • pour the tempering over palak chutney and mix well.
  • finally, enjoy palak chutney with idli, dosa or rice.

how to make spinach chutney with step by step photo:

  1. firstly, in a large kadai heat 3 tsp oil and saute 1 tsp urad dal, 1 tsp chana dal and ½ tsp cumin.
    palakura pachadi
  2. also, add 3 chilli and 1 inch ginger. saute until blisters appear on the skin of chilli.
    palakura pachadi
  3. keeping the flame on low, add 1 bunch palak and saute well.
    palakura pachadi
  4. saute on low flame until the palak shrinks slightly and turns dark.
    palakura pachadi
  5. cool completely, and transfer to the mixi.
    spinach chutney
  6. also add ½  cup coconut, small piece tamarind and ½ tsp salt.
    spinach chutney
  7. blend to smooth paste adding ½ cup water.
    palak chutney recipe
  8. now prepare the tempering by heating 2 tsp oil.
    palak chutney recipe
  9. once the oil is hot, add ½ tsp mustard, ½ tsp urad dal, 1 dried red chilli, few curry leaves and allow to splutter.
    palak chutney recipe
  10. pour the tempering over palak chutney and mix well.
    palak chutney recipe
  11. finally, enjoy palak chutney with idli, dosa or rice.
    spinach chutney

notes:

  • firstly, saute the palak on low flame, else it will lose its nutritional value.
  • also, coconut can be replaced with roasted peanuts for creamy texture.
  • additionally, add a small clove of garlic for variation.
  • finally, palak chutney recipes stay good for 2-3 days when refrigerated.
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