Monday, June 11, 2012

Spinach Broth Recipe/Bhaji Char ( Mildely Spiced Palak Soup a Traditional Sourashtrian Dish)


Spinach Broth/Bhaji Char is a traditional Sourashtrian recipe a common lunch menu among Sourashtrian families in south India. Spinach broth is prepared with palak/spinach/Amaranth tender cooked in rice washed water and milk and finally tempered with Indian spices. This spinach broth is mildely spiced and a nutritious dish rich in vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrition's.This tastes excellent with white rice and delicious when served as a soup. Try this healthy Spinach broth/Bhaji char in Sourashtrian way and Enjoy Cooking!!!

Ingredients:

Onion(chopped)                                               50 gm
Palak/Spinach(chopped)                              2 bunches
Dry red chilli                                                  1 no 
Curry leaves                                                   a few
Mustard seeds                                               1/4 tsp
Black gram                                                      1/4 tsp
Asafoetida                                                      1/4 tsp
Oil                                                                       5 ml
Boiled Milk                                                    150 ml
Rice Washed Water                                     500 ml
Salt                                                                to taste
Procedure:
1. Heat rice washed water in a thick bottomed vessel. Add chopped onions.
2. Bring to boil. Add chopped palak/spinach and salt and continue to cook in a slow fire till spinach is tender. 
3. Remove from heat, add milk and keep aside.
4. Heat oil in a kadai. Add mustard seeds and black gram. Add broken dry red chilli and cury leaves when the mustard seeds start to splutter and fry till the colour of chilli and curry leaves lightly changes. Pour over the broth.
5. Serve hot with rice or as a soup.

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