Bhein Aur Palak

Lotus stems and spinach cooked in onion tomato masala. This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel

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Bhein Aur Palak
Main Ingredients Lotus seeds,, Spinach
Cuisine Maharashtrian
Course Main Course Vegetarian
Prep Time 16-20 minutes
Cook time 11-15 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Mild
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Bhein Aur Palak

  • 3 medium Lotus seeds, cut into roundels and boiled in turmeric and salt
  • 1 Large bunch Spinach
  • 2 tablespoons Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 8-10 Curry leaves
  • 2 Green chillies finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Ginger-garlic paste
  • 2 medium Tomatoes roughly chopped
  • 1 medium Onion finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Red chilli powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cumin powder
  • to taste Salt
  • 2-3 tablespoons Tamarind paste
  • for garnish Fresh red chillies


  1. Heat oil in a non stick pan, add cumin seeds, curry leaves, green chillies and sauté till fragrant.
  2. Add ginger-garlic paste and lotus stems and saute for 2 minutes. Grind together spinach and tomatoes.
  3. Add onion to the pan and sauté till translucent. Add red chilli powder, turmeric powder, cumin powder, salt and mix well.
  4. Add tamarind paste and sauté well. Add the tomato-spinach purée and mix. Cook for 6-8 minutes.
  5. Transfer into a serving bowl, garnish with fresh red chillies and serve hot.

Nutrition Info

Calories 456
Carbohydrates 16
Protein 87
Fat 34.1
Other Fiber 21.4