While recovering this recipe I recalled such precious moments I lived in. Feels great and happy. I wished I could gather all recipes :(. But anyway whatever I can will keep them posted and recalling my old time.
Cooking with sesame seeds is very new and different for me. My south indian friend used to bring few curries having sesame seeds & peanut gravy. If there is a little change in any food than I like it, as such not particular about any food or taste. So I always liked her curry item with such gravy. Though it has very different taste than usual and rich in spice too but really wonderful. In this sequence I am posting one recipe having sesame seeds :).
When I cooked this one of my husband's friend was supposed to come for dinner. And I was running out of any veggies, had only some potatos, small quantity of spinach and cabbage. And I was supposed to utilize only these three veggies to the max. Well I made cabbage curry, spinach-potato and parathe accompanied with curd. Well menu was super hit :). Hubby's friend loved this dish so much that he was waiting who will take next, so that he can take all the remaining curry :)). I too loved the taste it came out. And while leaving he said "bhabhi aapki ye palak vali sabji mast the (bhabhi, your's this palak curry was really good :))". I was so glad to hear that :D.
Ingredients: Sufficient For three People
2 Medium Sized potatos
1.5 Cup chopped spinach
½ teaspoon cumin seeds
¾ teaspoon sesame seeds
¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
2 Green chilies slitted
½ teaspoon ginger-garlic paste
¼ teaspoon red chili powder
¼ teaspoon garam masala (optional)
Salt as per taste
½ teaspoon lemon juice
Method: Fry sesame seeds so that it becomes a little puffy and keep them aside.
Heat oil in the pan and add slit green chilies & cumin seeds. Let seeds start spluttering and add ginger-garlic paste. Cut potatos length-wise and add to it. This time add a little salt and cook until potatos are half cooked.After this add chopped spinach, turmeric powder, red chili powder, garam masala (optional) and sesame seeds. Mix well and adjust salt as per taste. Cover the lid and let it cook on low flame, stir it time to time. It takes around 10 min to cook completely.
If spinach is not yet dry than cook for some more time without the lid. Add lemon juice and stir it. And it is ready to serve 🙂 with hot parathas/flatbreads.