Spinach – 1 Big Bunch
Onion – 1 Medium size (Optional)
Green Chilli – 1
Garlic Cloves – 4
Ginger – 1/2 inch
sambar powder/Garam Masala – 1 tsp
Grated Coconut – 1/4 cup
Roasted Peanuts – 2 Tbsp
Jaggery – to taste
Tamarind paste – 1/8th tsp
Salt – to taste
Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp
Udad Dal – 2 tsp
Red Chilli – 1
Hing – a pinch
Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves – few strands
Oil – 2 tsp
Wash and finely chop spinach.
Crush Green chilli,Ginger and Garlic to a coarse paste.
Crush Roasted peanuts .
Finely chop onions.
Heat oil in a kadai.Once hot, add Udad dal,Red chilli,mustard seeds,hing,curry leaves and fry .
Add the crushed green chilli,garlic and ginger paste and fry for a few seconds.
Add chopped onions and fry till onions turn brown.
Add turmeric powder and mix.
Add chopped spinach,salt,jaggery and mix.
Add some water ,cover the kadai and cook till spinach Wilts and all the water dries up.
Add tamarind paste and sambhar powder and mix and cook for few minutes.
Add grated coconut and mix well.
Off the stove. Add crushed peanuts and mix well.
Serve it as side dish for Rotis and Rice.