Spinach Chutney (Palak Chutney)

As I mentioned earlier, I am trying to use spinach in all its avatars these days. I always have a huge batch of pre-washed baby spinach in my refrigerator. I use a handful of it in whatever dish I can. Today I made this delicious spinach chutney with appe for breakfast.

2 cups spinach
1/2 cup coriander leaves
1/2 cup onion
5 red chillies
1 tea spn chana dal
1 tea spn coriander seeds
1/4 tea spn tamarind extract
1/2 tea spn mustard seeds
1/2 tea spn urad dal
A pinch asafoetida

Heat oil and add chana dal, coriander seeds, onion, 4 red chillies. Fry till onions are translucent.
Grind it with spinach leaves, coriander leaves, tamarind extract, salt. If required, add very little water.
Heat oil and add mustard seeds, urad dal. When mustard starts popping, add asafoetida, 1 red chilli cut into small pieces. Pour this over chutney.
Serve with dosas or idlis or appe.

Serves : 4-5
Preparation time : 20mins


19 thoughts on “Spinach Chutney (Palak Chutney)”

  1. Hmmm…lovely idea. Sometimes i have a few leaves and i do not know where to use them. Just finished using the left over leaves for pasta this afternoon.

  2. Hi shilpa,
    hey that’s a unique combination.palak chutney sounds interesting.can I USE NORMAL BIG LEAVES of palak.WILL SURELY GIVE IT A TRY.

  3. Helllo..

    very innovative n yummy looking recipe.. bt lil confused with which leaves to be used?? i ve never seen baby spinach leaves.. We always use normal (big) leaves of palak!! Once thanks a ton fr sharing dis YUM recipe!!!

  4. Palak Tambli is also an excellent dish, cooked in 10 mnts. Plain by itself or add buttermilk a little and give a tadka.

  5. hi shilpa, this is bhargavi. i have tried ur receipe for the first time. it tasted rawish. it looked beautiful, but not so dilicious. by the way i have tried with tender leave of spinach not baby leaves, since i could not get them

  6. tried the horse gram dosa & spinach chutney… its lovely..
    I am in love with ur site… gud work….
    appreciate every recipe of yours

  7. my mama used to cook spinach chutney but she makes it in different way. she used to add curd and mint in it which gives it an refreshing taste..

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