How To Make A Vibrant Green Spinach Puree -This is one of the basic posts that I have been wanting to post for a long time.
Palak / Spinach is something that I buy on a weekly basis and I love to add the puree in various dishes so that the Lil ones will eat the greens without a fuss.
Earlier on when I started cooking I either let it cook too long or God knows what reason, the puree used to look very dull and unpleasant!
Then came the time to do some experimenting and a little discussion with friends lead me to the perfectly green puree! There may be other methods too but here is something that works well for me.So here is the post on How To Make A Vibrant Green Spinach Puree.
How To Make A Vibrant Green Spinach Puree
  • Clean the spinach leaves and wash and let it drain.DO NOT squeeze out the water,just let it drain in a colander..Keep a large vessel with cold water nearby
  •  Heat water in a large pan and add about a teaspoon of salt. For this batch I added rock salt.Normal table salt can be used too.Bring the water to boil and put in the spinach leaves.
  • Leave it in the pan for exactly 2 minutes. Remove from pan and drop into the vessel with cold water. Let it be in the water for another 2 minutes. Drain well.Again DO NOT squeeze out the excess water.
  • Puree in a blender jar and use as needed.
How To Make A Vibrant Green Spinach Puree

 

You can store this in the fridge for a couple of days or freeze in small batches and use each portion as needed.

How To Make A Vibrant Green Spinach Puree

 


You can add this puree to wheat flour and make beautiful green parathas / poori, add to dhokla batter, etc..

Some dishes that you might want to try with this puree

Palak Parathas
Vegan Palak Paneer
Palak Paneer
Palak Masal Dosa
Palak Fried Rice with Paneer
Pasta in Spinach Sauce
Colorful Cocktail Mini Idlis
Palak Dhokla

Bon Appetit…

 

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