Friday, October 30, 2009

Enriched Spinach Puree

There are so many ways to prepare Superfood Spinach. Many moms complain that its very difficult to get their kids to eat their spinach! Most kids will eat their veggies as long as its in the invisible mode! You make the dish look appealing and if they cant see the veggie as a chunk that they need to eat, there are more chances of you getting it down. I would like to share with you all that I have tried with this wonderful superfood. In many of the recipes that I have tried I use the puree form. I do not just blanch and puree it but enrich it with other ingredients. This puree can be used in many recipes which I will post soon.

1 bundle spinach leaves
1 medium sized onion
1 medium sized tomato
1 heaped tbs dry fenugreek leaves/ kasoori methi
1tbs evaporated milk/ Khoya
2tsps ginger-garlic paste
Some oil

  • Chop off the roots of the spinach and wash clean adding salt. Then chop the spinach.
  • Chop the onions and tomatoes.
  • Heat oil in a pan and saute the onions with the ginger-garlic paste.
  • Add the dry fenugreek leaves/ kasoori methi. The aroma as you stir in the leaves is great!
  • Add the chopped tomatoes and cover the pan and allow to cook.
  • Stir the mixture so that the juices blend.
  • Add the chopped spinach, cover and cook.
  • Once the spinach is done, stir in the evaporated milk.
  • Cool the mixture and puree it.
  • Your Enriched Spinach Puree is ready to be used to make a variety of delicious spinach dishes!

You can use Enriched Spinach Puree in

Pasta in Spinach Cream Sauce

Spinach Rice


  1. Nice one..i will definitely try it..but i didnt understand washing off spinach with salt in 1st step..can you please explain ?

  2. Hi Shweta,
    Good to see you! Glad you asked. Salt solution has antiseptic properties. Salt water wash is used to wash away any pesticides or insects found in certain veggies. In fact brocolli and cauliflower are soaked in salt solution for a while to do away with insects or larvae deposited. Its a culinary tip handed down through generations in our family.

  3. Very good tip..a must to follow..your blog is really good ..doing great job , keep it up..!!! Nice to see a mother of two , sparing time for hobby and herself !!

  4. Hi Shweta,
    Am glad you liked my blog. If you sign up to follow the blog (follow icon on the right) you will get regular updates everytime I post new recipes. Hope to see more of you!

  5. You are quite a lateral thinking culinary genius, Shirley....

    What a recipe for puree !

    Thank you very very much.

    Simple but rich blog, indeed

    Way to go.....


  6. Hey Manu,
    Good to see you! Thank you for your kind comments!I appreciate your interaction. Hope to see more of you.

  7. Good recipe for Spinach Puree. But can we store it in freezer so that we can use it whenever we want.

    1. Yes you can freeze it in the ice tray and use the cubes as required.



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