Palak Ka Kapa
It is a Kumauni style spinach preparation. It is easy to cook and in true sense a soul food. It is eaten with hot steamed Rice.
1 Bunch Palak (Spinach) chopped
2 tbsp Rice flour
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
1/2 tsp Red chili powder
2 Whole Dry Red chillies broken into pieces
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
Pinch of Asafoetida
Salt to taste
2 tbsp Mustard oil
Take oil in a wok and heat it on high flame till smoking hot.
Lower the flame. Add cumin seeds and whole red chillies.
As the cumin seeds crackles, add the rice flour and asafoetida.
Sauté it until the color of rice flour becomes light brown in colour.
Add the spinach, salt, chilli powder and turmeric powder.
Mix the spinach well. Add 1 cup of water and cook approximately for 10 minutes on high flame or until done, stirring and mashing it occasionally with a ladle.
Switch of the flame. Cover and let it stand for 10 minutes.
Serve with hot steamed rice.
Use only Mustard oil for the flavour. Don't overcook the spinach or else the colour of the spinach may become dull.