Day 3 of the blogging marathon and the theme is “Different ways to use the same ingredient”. I have chosen spinach and will post two spinach recipes this week.
We all know the health benefits of spinach and I try to include it in our cooking as much as possible. Any time spinach goes on sale I have at least 4 bags of it in the fridge, thanks to K. This simple stir fry is a very easy way to include spinach and it combines the goodness of both spinach and garlic. Even though I grew up eating this dish, I did not pay much attention to the ingredients until my mom came over to help with the new baby. She insisted that I include garlic every day and this was the only stir fry where I could handle whole pieces of garlic and this was on the menu every day. The addition of peanut powder was also suggested by my mom in one of my recent conversations with her. The peanut powder added a nice touch of sweetness to the already pleasant dish.
1 tsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp urad dal
4 red chillies
1 small onion
10 garlic cloves
1 16oz pkt frozen spinach
Salt to taste
1/4 cup peanuts roasted and skin removed (optional)
Let us get the peanuts ready first. Roasting of peanuts can be done in stove top or in the microwave. I roasted on stove top.
Let it cool and remove the skin of peanuts. Take in a mixie.
Powder the peanuts coarsely.
Next heat oil in a pan and add the seasonings mustard seeds, urad dal and red chillies. Next add the onion and garlic cloves.
Saute for few minutes until onions are cooked.
Add the spinach and salt and allow to cook.
When spinach is cooked sprinke the peanut powder.
That is it. Tasy and healthy spinach stir fry ready.
1. For stir fry I normally use frozen spinach although fresh can also be used.
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Sending this to ‘Dish it Out – Spinach and Garlic‘ hosted by me.
32 Responses to Spinach Poriyal (Stir fry) with Peanut Powder
those big garlic pods pepping out look so good
wow, that is a wonderful recipe. Love your step by step pics.
Adding peanut powder is new to me but that surely would have made a great difference will try it next time..
I am a spinach lover just like popeye. Once had spinach curry with peanut at my Maharashtrian friend house. Plz pass it on.
We love spinach stir fry and I always have at least a pack in my fridge. I always use fresh spinach and never tried peanut powder in it. Will try it next time I prepare the stir fry.
so healthy and delicious fry !! loved the idea of adding peanut !!
Love the peanuts in it…Super delicious, quick & healthy stir fry!!!
Healthy and yummy combination.Nice idea of using peanut
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Looks delicious! Have not tried spinach with peanuts before, interesting flavour combination! Perfect with rice!
I love dry curry versions of any greens. Your version looks delicious though I can't stand the smell of garlic.
Adding peanut powder sounds like a nice twist. more protein punch to the dish!
wow..thats lovely healthy treat..spinach looks yum..
A spinach poriyal with peanut powder is something I didn't try so far.Can imagine the flavour..
Healthy and delicious.
Interesting additions to spinach…will try it!
wow..spinach fry looks fantastic! helathy and yummy recipe!
very healthy dish
Love the addition of peanuts..healthy and delicious.
I like the peanut touch to the curry..
Spinach curry looks fabulous. My MIL makes similar stir fry with lots of garlic and it tastes awesome. Adding peanut powder is a nice trick. Will try next time.
What a great stirfry! And the powdered peanuts really infuse the flavor well.
Never used peanut with greens or any poriyal…your poriyal looks so inviting might tasted yummy with peanut flavor…from next time will try this way!!!
Awesome dish!! We have a similar dish with spinach but do not use peanuts in it!! Going to give it a try….
Great idea adding Peanuts Powder. Would love to try soon.
i am not a big fan of spinach..but this is so tempting..lovely recipe:)
Loved the peanut twist to this dish…Healthy and delicious.
healthy yummy combo..new to me…will soon try it..:)
Love spinach poriyal, give a bowl of rice, i'll happily have it rite now..
Really healthy. I have never used peanut powder with greens. Will try this
healthy n yumm..
Healthy and delicious combination.. looks awesome !!