Palak Anda Curry (Spinach Egg Curry)

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This past Fourth of July I made Spinach Egg Curry since my husband was in the mood for Indian food – SIGH!  I know, I should’ve posted this recipe sooner considering I made it on July 4th – oops.  Disappointed smile
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Frankly speaking, I’ve never had Spinach Egg Curry in my life so I’m not quite sure how the idea came to me. 
The idea of pairing two nutritional ingredients, spinach and egg, makes for a delicious and super healthy meal. 
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You can serve this dish with rice and/or naan.  Enjoy!
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NUTRITION:  Spinach is loaded with tons of nutrients.  It is rich in Vitamins A, C, and K, and is an excellent source of Iron and Folic Acid.  Spinach is also a good source of Omega 3 fatty acids.  Eggs are a good source of Protein and Vitamin D. The yolks do contain a lot of cholesterol, however the yolk contains tons of nutrients that are good for you.  To lower the fat, go ahead and remove the yolk from some of the eggs.  Tomatoes are a good source of Vitamins A and C.  


INGREDIENTS:
  • Olive Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Cumin Seeds – 2 tsp
  • Green Chilies – 3 (finely chopped)
  • Garlic – 4 cloves (chopped)… feel free to add 1 or 2 more cloves
  • Ginger – 1 inch piece (chopped)
  • Onion – 2 medium (chopped)
  • Tomatoes – 2 (chopped)
  • Red Chili Powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander Powder – 3 tsp
  • Fresh Spinach – 1 10 ounce bag (washed, boiled, & grinded)
  • Eggs – 8 (boiled & peeled)
  • Water – 1 to 1 1/2 cups
  • Garam Masala – 1 tsp
  • Mango Powder – 1/2 tsp (optional)

DIRECTIONS:
1. Start by boiling a pot of water on high heat.
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2. Chop the green chilies, ginger, and garlic. 
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3. Chop the onions. 
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4. Wash the spinach and set aside.
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5. Once the water boils, add the spinach leaves to the boiling water.
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6. Allow the leaves to cook for 3 minutes on medium heat. 
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7. Drain and allow this to cool.
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8. Using the same pot, add fresh water and boil 8 eggs on medium-high heat.
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9. Heat a another pot on medium heat, add oil, add cumin seeds.
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10. Once they sizzle, add the green chilies, ginger, garlic, and onions.  Season with salt and stir.  Allow the onions to cook for 10 minutes or until golden brown.
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11. In the meantime,  chop the tomatoes. 
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12. Now transfer the cooked spinach leaves to a Magic Bullet or Blender. 
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13. Grind until smooth.  Set aside.
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14. Check on the onions, once done, add the tomatoes, red chili powder, and coriander powder.  Combine. 
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15. Cover and allow this to cook for 10 minutes until a onions-tomatoes combine.
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16. This is what you should have.
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17. Now add the pureed spinach.  Combine and allow this to cook for 5-8 minutes uncovered.
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18. Check on the eggs, once done, drain and peel them. 
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19. Slice the eggs in half, I removed the yolk out of a few of them due to unwanted fat and cholesterol.  Don’t discard all the yolks, the yolks do contain nutrition and will add creaminess to this curry.
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20. Notice the spinach is now a darker green, add the egg yolks.
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21. Add water and combine.
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22. Smash a few yolks just like that… this will add creaminess to the curry.
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23. Cover and allow the gravy to cook for 5 minutes.
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24. This is what you should have.
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25. Add garam masala.
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26. Add mango powder, this is optional, but I added a little which gave the curry a great tangy flavor.
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27. Serve with rice and/or naan!
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TELL ME: Have you ever thought of combining Spinach and Eggs?  Have you ever tried Spinach Egg Curry? 

9 comments:

  1. Thanks for this post, i usually make palak paneer now i can make palak egg curry.....nice and health dish.

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  2. I'm quite a clueless cook who can't get enough of your step-by-step pics..!!
    I'm making this scrummy gravy for lunch today!

    Anu Vignesh

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  3. Must admit a new combination to start with but being a foodie I was not hesitant to try it trust me this is Awesome, it goes as good with Rice as well with Chaptis or Rotis.

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  4. Wow...this looks delicious. I've tried to make this on my food processor. With few blends of my own (spicy and masaledaar) Spinach egg curry was made in to a great dish. Thanks for the recipe !!

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    1. Sonu - thanks for your feedback.. I need to work on better looking pictures, made this so long ago. :)

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  5. This is my dinner tonight Nisha :)

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    1. Thanks Dixya. This dish looks so ugly, but it tastes really good.. I need to redo it and take better photos. Hope you liked it. :)

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  6. I like to experiment with different food ingredients as well and today out of blue, I felt like cooking spinach and eggs but wasn't sure if there would be any recipe, good thing I looked up for it and yours were the first to pop up, thanks for the recipe, now I know i'm not the only crazy one :) will follow your recipe :) thx

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