Palakura Vepudu ~ Spinach Stir fry (2)

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A favorite spinach stir fry prepared with just a handful of ingredients to bring out a delicious amalgamation of flavors. A mildly spiced dish with garlicky overtones. Goes well with rotis and rice. Check out another version of Spinach stir fry that I blogged a year ago.

Paalakura Vepudu Recipe

Prep & Cooking: 20-25 mts

Serves: 3-4

Cuisine: Andhra



2 big bunches fresh spinach leaves (washed thoroughly and blanched in hot water for 3 mts)

1 onion, finely chopped

pinch turmeric pwd

pinch roasted methi pwd

pinch cumin pwd

1/2 tsp coriander pwd

1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste

1 tsp red chilli pwd

salt to taste

1 1/2 tbsps olive oil

For poppu/tadka/tempering:

1/2 tsp cumin seeds

2 garlic flakes, crushed

5-6 curry leaves

1 Chop the blanched spinach and keep aside.
2 Heat olive oil, add the cumin seeds and once they splutter, add the garlic flakes and curry leaves and saute for few secs.
3 Add the onions and saute till transparent, approx 4-5 mts. Add the ginger garlic paste and saute for 4 mts. Add salt, turmeric pwd, roasted methi pwd, coriander pwd, cumin pwd and red chilli pwd and combine well.
4 Add the chopped spinach leaves and saute for 8-10 mts. Turn off heat. Serve hot with rice.


Use the left over blanched spinach water to prepare roti dough.

Palakura Vepudu ~ Spinach Stir fry (2)

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Main Ingredients:

  1. spinach



A favorite spinach stir fry prepared with just a handful of ingredients to bring out a delicious amalgamation of flavors. A mildly spiced dish with garlicky overtones.


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14 Responses

  1. spinach stir fry looks really delicious..great click..

  2. Maninas says:

    I love spinach, so thanks for this interesting recipe.

  3. usha says:

    We love spinach and I make it at least once a week. In fact that was our dinner last night! My recipe is similar to yours but I don’t blanch spinach. Yours looks delicious!

  4. Priya says:

    Nice and simple recipe…
    I usually do this 2 ways 1 ur recipe and other version is
    Add handfull of urad dal along with cumin seeds and fry for a 2-3 mins and use green chillis instead of powder. Gives that extra crunch with urad dal.fry the palak till all the water ozzes out.

  5. leena says:

    I love spinach! stir fry is looking delicious…

  6. I love & savor such meals….. Piping hot is the key….. I feel the divinity, when it reaches my soul……


  7. Anu says:

    I love this dish. This is exactly how my grandmother used to prepare it and I am so glad to find this recipe. Thanks a lot!


  8. Kshipra says:

    Palak is my favorite veggie. This is a simple yet delicious recipe.

  9. Hima says:

    Made this for lunch today…I loved it. Your recipes are really foolproof sailu garu. Keep up the good work!!!

  10. Amba Aadya says:

    Have been visiting quite a few ‘Indian’ cuisine Blogs. Most seem pretentious…! Sailu, your blog is good. Goes straight to the heart. I assume that’s because it comes straight from your heart. Awesome photographs too.

  11. Sirisha says:

    I was craving this vepudu badly today. So close to my mom’s version, minus the methi pwd. I tried your version with the methi pwd, but couldn’t tell that there was any. Perhaps because there’s a bunch of other spices that really made the dish, and the garlic of course!

  12. chaitu says:

    Hi Sailu… I hate palak but my hubby loves it.. so I always try to search for variety dishes with same, so that I too can try that… and guess what.. with this recipe, I started accepting and slowly loving palak. Thanks a lot

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