How to make Palak Wadi - SK khazana -

Spinach leaves covered with a spicy gram flour paste, rolled and steamed

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Spinach leaves (palak) (पालक के पत्ते ), Gram flour (besan) (बेसन)

Cuisine : Maharashtrian, Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Palak Wadi - SK khazana

Palak Wadi - SK khazana Recipe Card

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Hindi: palak
Treasure house of vitamins and minerals, spinach must be included in the week's menu. The usage can be varied: chopped spinach leaves cooked with potatoes is a semi-wet vegetable with rotis, a few spinach leaves thrown in with mixed vegetables and turned into a soup is lovely on a cold winter night, chopped and blanched spinach makes a different sort of raita, spinach puree can be used in cutlets or kababs, the list goes on.

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Palak Wadi - SK khazana Recipe

  • Spinach leaves (palak) 12-18

  • Gram flour (besan) 1 1/2 cups

  • Black peppercorns 10-12

  • Carrom seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Coriander seeds 2 teaspoons

  • Ginger roughly chopped 1 inch piece

  • Garlic cloves peeled 3-4

  • Green chillies 2

  • Fresh coriander leaves 1 tablespoons

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • White sesame seeds 2 tablespoons

Method

Step 1

Heat a non-stick pan, add black peppercorns, carom seeds and coriander seeds and dry roast till fragrant.

Step 2

Put ginger, garlic, green chillies, roasted spices, coriander leaves and a little water in a blender jar, and blend to smooth paste.

Step 3

Take gram flour in a large bowl, add the spice paste, ¼ cup water, turmeric powder and salt and mix well to make a thick and smooth paste. .

Step 4

Spread 2-3 spinach leaves side by side, overlapping each other slightly on a plate. Apply the gram flour paste on them. Place 2-3 spinach leaves over them and spread some paste over them too. Roll all of them together to make a log. Apply some paste all around the log too. Make more logs similarly.

Step 5

Heat sufficient water in a steamer, place these logs on the perforated plate in the steamer, cover and steam for 10-15 minutes.

Step 6

Take the logs out of the steamer and keep them on the chopping board. Cut into thick slices.

Step 7

Heat oil in a non-stick pan, place the slices in it and shallow-fry, turning sides till both sides are evenly golden. Sprinkle sesame seeds over them. Arrange them on a serving plate and serve hot.

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