Palak Aur Makhana ki Sabzi- a simple and delicious spinach and fox nut curry
Phool Makhana /fox nut is often used as fasting food but has wide health benefits. It is a good source of calcium.It have a low glycemic index so diabetic people can easy include it in their diet .It is rich in fiber.It helps in the halth of kidney and heart.It is very good for the lactating mothers . Makhana seeds have calming properties to helps in insomnia and stress.good for arthritis and is an anti oxidant food thus have anti aging properties .
It should be included regularly in our diet to get so many health benefits .Makhana have a good shelf life and can be easily stored at room temperature ina air tight jar ,no need of refrigearation.You can roast it in very little ghee and make a delicious crisp snack which can also be used during fasting- Roasted Phool Makhana Namkin and an easy creamy and delicious Phool Makhana Kheer can be enjoyed any time.
The easiest way to use makhana is to add roasted makhana in a jar and add in your regular curries which you make on daily basis , it absorb the flavours and goes well with almost any spicy curry. Yesterday I was planning to make Corn Palak Curry but then I tried this palak and makhana ki sabzi and instead of adding corn kernels I added makhana/fox nut and it turn out very delicious . Do try this curry once ,it goes well with rice, pulao and any Indian bread.
- 500gms Spinach /palak3 bunch
- 300gms Tomato3 medium size
- 3 Green chilies
- 1tsp Ginger / Adrak
- 60gms Phool makhana/ Fox nuts
- 1TSP Lemon Juice / Nimbu Ka Ras
- 1/4tsp Turmeric Powder / Haldi Powder
- 1/4tsp Red chili powder
- salt to taste
- 2tbsp Cooking oil or ghee
- 1/2tsp Cumin Seeds / Sabut Jeera
- 2 Bayleaves/Tejpatta
- 2 Cloves / Lavang
- 2 Green Cardamom / Hari Elaichi
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