An absolutely amazing food for our health, spinach can be cooked in a variety of ways
Winter is here, and it's that time of the year again when markets in India are packed with fresh and nutritious vegetables. From leafy greens and peas to methi and more – the cold months of the year are all about enjoying one wholesome meal after another. And when the veggies are versatile, you know you are never getting bored of any of them. Spinach (palak), for instance, is one vegetable that doesn’t just taste great but also comes with various nutritional benefits, making it a must in our winter diet.
Packed with vitamins and minerals, spinach contains a whole lot of different antioxidant flavonoid compounds that come with anti-inflammation properties that protect against heart disease and boost the immune system. Spinach is low in fat, which can also aid weight loss and is rich in dietary fibre, iron, calcium, Vitamins A, C, E, and K – making it a must-have during the winter season.
An absolutely amazing food for our health, spinach can be cooked in a variety of ways - palak paneer, palak saag, palak paratha, and more. Meanwhile, there are also some interesting spinach-based breakfast recipes that boast versatility.
Be it any season of the year, the breakfast menu comes with a lot of varieties. However, meals made with seasonal produce are the best as these are fresh and full of nutrients. Think of a morning meal which is replete with nutrition and flavours of spinach – sounds perfect, doesn’t it? Here are some winter-special spinach recipes you must try for breakfast.
1. Spinach Pancake
Your favourite pancakes, just made with the goodness of spinach. Eggs combined with spinach leaves and mixed with whole wheat flour result in a wholesome morning meal of spinach pancakes you won’t be able to resist.
2. Spinach Toast
Give your regular toasties a break and make this desi-style meal. Stuff your bread with spices like amchur, chaat masala, and garam masala, tossed-in with spinach, green chilli, and potatoes.
3. Palak Puri
Indulge in a classic desi breakfast treat with delicious and healthy puri made with spinach leaves. You can enjoy this meal of puri bhaji on a cold winter morning.
4. Palak Dosa
Love South Indian food? This dosa packed with the goodness of spinach is just the right way to start your mornings on a healthy note.
5. Spinach Omelette
Omelettes are a classic breakfast, and when you can experiment with it to your heart’s content, why just stick to an egg and some spices? Throw in some spinach and make this classic dish better and healthier.