Spinach- The Super Food

“Popeye the sailor man” animated cartoon series helped a lot in the increased consumption of Spinach.As it was very difficult for the younger children to eat due to the not so great taste of Spinach. The character of Popeye eats a can full of ‘Green spinach’ and gives a good fight to the villian. Which made children lean towards the not so great tasting food.

For me personally it tasted great. ‘Palak Paneer’ and ‘Palak Chicken’ are my favourite spinach recepies.

Adding ginger, garlic and tomatoes makes it taste better

Spinach contains many vitamins and minerals like Vitamin A, vitamin C, Iron, potasium, magnesium and calcium.

Spinach have great benefit for skin, hair and bone health. It increases immunity. As it helps in diabetic management, lowers blood pressure etc.

High amounts of antioxidants prevents ageing and dull skin.

Palak paneer recepie:

The ingredients required are as follows- 1) Washed spinach 2) Tomato -1 chopped 3) Ginger garlic paste – 1 tablespoon 4) Onion-1 chopped 5)Blocks of tofu/ paneer 6)1-2 chilli 7) Turmeric powder- 1 tablespoon 8) garam masala, salt- As per taste Procedure: Step1- Boil the spinach leaves and let it cool down and then make a paste using mixer grinder. Step2- Heat Oil in a pan and then add Ginger garlic paste, onions, tomatoes and chillies. Step3- Add salt , Turmeric and Garam masala and cook for 2-3 minutes till the tomatoes have melted Step 4- Add the spinach paste and blocks of paneer and cook for 15 minutes. Step 5- Serve hot with rice or chapati

Since many people are going vegetarian or vegan now a days it’s important to have some good vegetarian recipes. And an additional food for non vegetarians which can be added to their diet.