Use Moji's Palak Masala packet to create a tasty, braised spinach dish in about half an hour. Warm, nutty, and chili-free, this flavorful masala is the perfect way to spice up your everyday spinach. Cook alongside Moji’s Dahl and basmati rice for a delicious and complete vegan Indian meal.
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 cloves of garlic, chopped
1 packet MM Spinach Masala
1 pound fresh baby spinach
1/2 teaspoon fine salt (not sea salt)
1 lemon wedge (for garnish)
Step 1 Blanch the spinach leaves until just wilted. Drain and squeeze out excess water with the back of a large spoon.
Step 2 Place a medium size pot on medium heat. When the pan is hot, add olive oil. Add the garlic to the hot oil and sauté for one minute.
Step 3 Add the Palak Masala and mix into the oil as evenly as possible for about 10-15 seconds, or until fragrant. Add a splash of water to prevent your spices from burning. If it smells like the spices are starting to burn, simply remove the pan from heat.
Step 4 Add the spinach and salt. Sauté for about 2-3 minutes, until the spices are well incorporated.
Step 5. Add ¼ cup of water, turn heat to low and cover. Cook for about 5 minutes.
Step 6 Remove cover, turn heat to medium high and sauté until the excess water evaporates. Finish with lemon and salt, to taste. Serve with rice and plain yogurt
Note: If you prefer a quick flavorful sautéed spinach, simply follow steps 2-4 and sauté longer, for about 5 minutes until the spinach is fully cooked.