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Chettinad Spinach Curry

Tasty and healthy spinach curry with garlic.
  Spinach 2 Bunch (200 gm)
  Oil 2 Tablespoon
  Saunf 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Mustard 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Onion 1 Medium
  Green chilies 2
  Garlic 15 Clove (75 gm)
  Tomatoes 2
  Red chili powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Coriander powder 1 Teaspoon
  Garam masala powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Coconut/Frozen coconut 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste

Put grated coconut in a blender. Add 1/4 cup warm water and grind to a smooth paste. Keep aside.
Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard and saunf. When the mustard seeds splutter, add chopped onions, peeled garlic and green chillies. Saute till the onions turn translucent.
Add chopped tomatoes, red chilli powder, coriander powder, salt, pepper and cook until tomatoes become soft.
Add chopped spinach and mix well. Cook until spinach is soft.
Add ground coconut paste and mix well. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
Add garam masala powder and mix well.
Serve hot along with any Indian flatbread or as a side dish with rice.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Dry Curry
Vegan, Vegetarian
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes
Another recipe from my collection of recipes.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 189 Calories from Fat 105

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 12 g18.6%

Saturated Fat 4.1 g20.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 170.9 mg7.1%

Total Carbohydrates 19 g6.4%

Dietary Fiber 5.1 g20.6%

Sugars 5.1 g

Protein 5 g9.7%

Vitamin A 106% Vitamin C 74.7%

Calcium 13.1% Iron 14.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


veg.foodie's picture
Lovely! A spinach recipe is always welcome.... I'm always game for a lightly cooked yet delicious spinach recipe... so much of the recipes came across involve steaming n then cooking the spinach, that destroys all the nutrients. I love this recipe ...its simple and doesn't seem overcooked :)
ifoodiee's picture
Sounds yummy and spicy... Chettinad is cuisine from one of the southern states of India, Tamil Nadu right? Chettinad food is always essentially spicy. Always wondered why when most of my Tamilian friends cant handle spice!!
aparna.priya's picture
i think chettinad is a tamil dish. i saw varieties of chettinad recipes in chennai. this spinach curry seems to be another delicious variant of chettinads...
healthyeating's picture
wow! a spicy chettinad...i love to have spinach in my meals...this recipe seems to be very delicious and easy to prepare...will soon gonna try this one...))
perceptiveeye's picture
It looks lovely and very tempting! The best part of this chettinad recipe is its healthiness and way of simple cooking...thanks Sarita :))
Yummy Food's picture
Suggestion for all: you should never use spinach with tomatoes in a dish as this combination might form stones in your kidneys.
Chettinad Spinach Curry Recipe