How to make Crackling Spinach -

Deep fried finely shredded spinach served with toasted sesame seeds.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Spinach (पालक), Oil (ऑइल)

Cuisine : Chinese

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Crackling Spinach

Crackling Spinach Recipe Card


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 : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 6-10 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Crackling Spinach Recipe

  • Spinach 3 medium bunches

  • Oil to deep fry

  • Sesame oil (til oil) 1 tablespoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Sugar 1 tablespoon

  • Crushed red chillies 1 teaspoon

  • Sesame seeds (til) toasted 1 teaspoon


Step 1

Trim the stem and use only the spinach leaves. Wash them under running water. Dry well. Stack them one on top of the other, fold and shred finely.

Step 2

Heat sufficient oil in a wok, add the shredded spinach leaves and deep fry till crisp and dark green in colour. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 3

Transfer onto a serving plate. Sprinkle salt, sugar, crushed red chillies and toasted sesame seeds and serve immediately.

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