Thursday, 10 August 2006

Going Green

Originating from Southwest Asia, spinach is a dark green leafy vegetable with edible leaves and stems. Depending on the variety, the leaves may be either curled or smooth.

Spinach is an exceptionally nutritious food. It does contain a relatively high level of iron for a vegetable. Spinach also has high calcium content. It is a rich source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E and several vital antioxidants. It is a source of folic acid as well.

Spinach can be used raw, or cooked by boiling or sautéing. Its leaves contain small amounts of oxalic acid that gives spinach a slightly bitter taste. Do not cook spinach for more than 4 minutes, as it tends to lose all the nutrients.

Lemony Spinach

What do we need:

1 bunch fresh spinach, stems removed
1 medium onion, sliced
2 dried chillies
1/2 tbsp shredded ginger
1/2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp lemon zest

How do we do it:

Wash and drain the spinach leaves. Set aside.

Heat oil and sauté onion, ginger and dried chillies. When the aroma rises, add the spinach. Cook for 2 minutes until the leaves are wilted. Add lemon zest and juice. Season with salt.

Serve Lemony Spinach with hot piping rice.


Anonymous said...

hi pushpa,

I love greens and this recipe seems to be quite simple to make.I'm trying it for lunch today. Thanks for sharing this recipe.


Hi Anu,

U r my sincere visitor. I appreciate it. Itz my pleasure to share. Do let me know how u liked it.

indosungod said...

Pushpa I always make this Spinach poriyal but never added lemon juice or ginger, H likes ginger D likes lemon juice so that would work great.

Actually, this is the 1st time I have cooked spinach in this way. Just tried to find different ways of cooking it. I liked the gingery+lemony taste, hence, sharing it.

Shaheen said...

wonderful, pushpa, a must try since i love spinach.

Thank u very much. Pls let me know how u liked it.

archana said...

Simple and healthy!! We cook atleast a bunch of Spinach a week, thank you for giving a recipe for our next bunch !

Thanx to u too.

maneka nirmal said...

hey pushpa...i luv spinach..thanks for the new recipe..i'll give it a try next time..again,thanks for visiting my blog.

Welcome to the blog. Itz my pleasure. Do let me know how u liked it.

Foodie's Hope said...

Looks delicious! Just made dal palak today so I will wait for few more days before I try this.My kids will kill me if I make palak again any time soon! Thanks for the recipe.

Thank u & welcome to the blog. Itz my pleasure to share.

Menu Today said...

Hi Puspah,
I will try this method soon. It looks sooooo green. Thanx for sharing.

Thank u. I believe greens shld remain green. To avoid discolouration, just avoid overcooking. Tell me how u liked it.

Anonymous said...

hi pushpa,

I tried lemony spinach for lunch yday.I liked it.The taste of ginger and lime together was good.It was simple and easy to cook too.Thanks.


OMG!! U have very fast hands & legs. I'm very happy that u like it as much as I do.

fooDcrazEE said...

that reminds me of palak paneer

Hi Mike,

Izzit? Btw, how is ur wifey? Hope shez perfect.

madhuli said...

really quick recipe and something unusual.will try it.

Thank u & welcome to the blog, Varsha. Do let me know how u liked it.

Linda said...

Hi Pushpa, spinach is my favorite and this looks beautiful! Will be trying it soon, thanks!

Thanx to u too. Let me know how u liked it.

Mythreyee said...

Hi , this is Mythreyee of try this recipe blog. is my new blog. The main Idea of this blog is to spread the awareness of 'Cooking for Health' for the Indian Community.

I choose a theme and publish a round up of recipes and articles relating to the theme.

The Current theme is Leafy Vegetables and it would be great if you can send your permanent link for this LEMONY SPINACH to I shall be delighted to add your recipe in the Jan 10th/11th Roundup. For more details visit


Michael said...

I love your culinary pics. Also your recipes are great. I have a website

I plan to try the spinach with lemon and onions.

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