Palak Masala

Heat Level

Chili-Free

Servings

2-3

Prep Time

5 Minutes

Cook Time

15 Minutes

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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.

Ingredients


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)



Directions


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.