How to make Palak Mudda Bhaji -

A simple side dish – spinach cooked with toovar dal and raw peanuts

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Fresh spinach, Split pigeon peas (toovar dal)

Cuisine : Maharashtrian

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Palak Mudda Bhaji

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The Maharashtrian hospitality is legendary. The cuisine has subtle variety and strong flavours and varies from region to region. In ancient times in the more affluent homes, feasts often started at mid-day and ended when the sun set! The presentation of food was alluring with a practice to sing sacred verses to dedicate the meal to God.
Maharashtrian cuisine covers a wide range from being extremely mild to very spicy dishes. Wheat, rice, jowar, vegetables, lentils and fruit form important components of Maharashtrian diet. 
Everybody knows about the unbeatable taste of the Mumbai’s chaats! But there is so much more to explore and savour in the other regions of Maharashtra. 

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Palak Mudda Bhaji Recipe

  • Fresh spinach , shredded 1 medium bunches

  • Split pigeon peas (toovar dal) , cooked 1 cup

  • Oil 8 tablespoons

  • Tamarind pulp 2-3 tablespoons

  • Mustard seeds 1 1/2 teaspoons

  • Garlic , chopped 1/4 cup

  • Raw peanuts 1/2 cup

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste


Step 1

Heat 4 tbsps oil in a non-stick pan, add spinach, cooked split pigeon peas and tamarind pulp and mix well. Cook for 4-5 minutes

Step 2

Heat remaining oil in another non-stick pan and add mustard seeds. Once they start to splutter, add garlic and sauté till golden brown.

Step 3

Add peanuts, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and salt and mix well.

Step 4

Pour the tempering over the spinach mixture and mix lightly.

Step 5

Transfer into a serving bowl and serve hot.

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