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Aloo Palak Stir-Fry

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Recently I got to taste this combination in one of the restaurant, it was delicious. And so thought of preparing it at home, it came out well. I have accompanied it with steamed rice and sambar. Let us move on to the recipe…

Aloo Spinach Stir-Fry

Aloo Spinach Stir-Fry

Ingredients:

  • Palak – 1 bunch
  • Aloo / Potato – 4 nos (medium sized)
  • Onion – 1 no (medium size)
  • Mustard seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Split Blackgram – ¼ tsp
  • Curry leaves – a sprig
  • Turmeric powder – a pinch
  • Chilli powder – ¾ tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil – 3 tbsp.

Preparation:

  • Take out the palak from the stalks, wash them in running water, drain the water and keep it aside.
  • Peel and finely chop the onions, keep it aside.
  • Pressure-cook the potatoes for 2 whistles, remove the lid when the pressure subsides.
  • Drain the water, rinse the potatoes in running water and roughly chop them. Keep it aside.
  • Heat oil in a kadai, add in the mustard, split black gram and curry leaves. Wait until they crackle.
  • Add in the onions and cook until they turn transparent.
  • Add in the palak leaves and cook for few mins, sprinkle little water, cover and cook until the palak is cooked.
  • Add in the potato pieces, along with salt, turmeric powder and chilli powder. Cook until the raw smell goes off.
  • Cook until the masala gets blend well with the veggies.

Serve hot. Goes out well as side dish for lunch or as side dish with chapathi or roti for dinner.

Tamil New Year Recipes

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Tamil New Year also called as “Varusha Pirappu or Puthandu” among Tamil people all over the world. It is celebrated according to the Tamil calendar on the first day of Chithirai month. According to the Gregorian calendar it falls on 13th or 14 th April. Tamil People All over the world celebrate Varusha Pirappu in a big way by merrymaking and feasting.

As a food blogger, already I have posted few recipes for New Year (roundabout). But I have prepared a authentic and traditional food for our lunch. There are three main fruits for tamilians because these are the seasonal fruits during the Tamil New year time and called as “Mukkani (Three fruits)” – Maa (Mango), Pala (Jackfruit) and Vaalai (Banana).

Tamil New Year / Varusha Pirappu / Puthandu

Tamil New Year / Varusha Pirappu / Puthandu