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Palak Tomatar (Spinach and Tomatoes)

Yield
Servings
Prep time
20 mins
Courses
Side dishes | Vegetables
Special Diets
Vegetarian
Food Allergies
Gluten-free
Source

Recipe adapted from International Vegetarian Union, www.ivu.org

Description

A quick, Indian-flavored side dish to spark up any meal.

Ingredients

1⁄4 tturmeric
1⁄2 cwater
1 Tlemon juice
2 Tghee (or canola oil)
1 onion (medium, chopped)
1 Tginger (fresh, minced)
1⁄2 tcrushed red pepper flakes (or to taste)
1 lbspinach (fresh or frozen (thawed if using frozen))
1 cntomatoes (14.5-oz, diced with liquid)
  salt (to taste)

Instructions

Heat oil or ghee in large saucepan; add onion and sauté until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in turmeric, ginger and crushed red pepper and sauté another minute. Add spinach, tomatoes and water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer about 15 minutes. Add lemon juice and salt to taste.

Note: if desired, cool the dish slightly and puree before adding lemon juice. Bring the puree back to serving temperature, add lemon juice and salt and serve.