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Friday, February 17, 2012

Palong Sager Ghanto (Spinach With Vegetables)


During my childhood, Mom used to nag a lot "tora saag sobji kobe khete shikhbi?" (When will you start eating green leafy vegetables?)
And now a days when I insist my son to eat leafy vegetables, I can very well understand my mom's concern while going through the same vicious cycle. This spinach with vegetables combination is served at along with the mid-day meal. With minimum spices this is a very healthy dish. We use Panch phoron in this saag, which is prominent mixture of 5 spices largely used in Bengali dishes

Ingredients:
3 bunches of Spinach
1 Red carrot
2-3 small Brinjals
1 Radish
6-7 Cauliflower florets
6-7 Beans
1/4 cup Yellow pumpkin
2-3 Green chillies
1/2 tsp Turmeric power
1/2 tsp Panch Phoron
1 tsp Sugar
Salt to taste
Mustard Oil

Method:
Cut, wash and dice/ trim all the vegetables. In a large vessel take spinach and soak it for 5 minutes before you rinse (to get rid of the grit this step is must). Do this several times until the water is clear. You may remove the hard stalks. 
Heat oil in a pan till it reaches smoking point, then reduce the heat and add panch phoron, silted green chilles. Once the panch phoron releases its aroma add all the vegetables, salt, turmeric, mix well and cook for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add spinach, sugar, cover and simmer for another 5-6 minutes. Turn off the heat and this saag is ready t be served with gorom bhaat (steamed rice) and dal. 


42 comments:

  1. Never tried spinach with veggies. This dish is so healthy and simple.Bookmarked!!

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  2. I do try adding grrens in side dishes. I like this subtle version of spicing the whole dish.

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  3. Like you I did not eat leafy stuff while growing up. But as I am growing old I have started hankering for these...the ghonto looks awesome :-)

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  4. very healthy and comfort dish ..wud luv eating this with hot phulkas and dal ...yummm

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  5. superb healthy preperation dear

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  6. very healthy and your picture really tempts a lot.

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  7. that is very nice dish. i also have my version spinach with veggies would post itsoon. by the way do you have panch foran masala recipe here

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  8. lovely healthy nutritious and delicious combo.

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  9. Yeah My ma also used to say the same thing and now it's my turn..one circle of life isn't.Love palang shak'er ghonto and yours looks so so delicious..hugs and smiles

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  10. Healthy dish,sounds yummy,will try using panch phoran..sure must have tasted delicious.

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  11. This is so healthy and a mix of all kinds of veggies. Thanks.

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  12. Looks simple and yum...never tried veggies in combo with palak...

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  13. this looks so healthy and delicious..wonderful recipe!!
    Kande Pohe

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  14. Wonderful healthy recipe dear!!!

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  15. such a nutritious dish.. the versatility of the greens is amazing.. so many ways esp my mom s to ensure we snuggle it in :D

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  16. Very new to me and truly a healthy dish.Luks appetizingly good

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  17. Very healthy and colorful dish. Looks so good. YUM!!!

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  18. what a great way to get in those veggies!

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  19. Very lovely and healthy curry ....yummy:)

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  20. Hey Deepa, loved your recipe of spinach with more veggies.. quite nutritious

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  21. Love this wholesome dish. I used to never add radish and carrot though. Will try this version soon.

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  22. Nice one.Healthy and lovely recipe to have..New to me.

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  23. such a healthy recipe with bunch of different veggies. lip smacking curry.

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  24. Looks delicious! I'm lucky that both my kids love veggies! :)

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  25. Looks SO delicious! This and some hot chappatis would be heavenly!

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  26. This is me and my hubby's favourite dish. We make it once in a week. You made it look so tempting! Amazing recipe!!
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  27. It looks absolutely healthy..Must have tasted awesome with rice and dal..

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  28. wow..it is a tasty delight..great post dear..!
    Tasty Appetite

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  29. .healthy and delicious...tempting clicks too..:)

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  30. Hi Deepa, same here. My granny and mom still shouts and complains that my sis and I don't have ample green vegetables. Even though she hates greens, I love spinach and other greens. I wonder how you feed greens to your son. Would love to know the secret ;)

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