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Palak Pachadi (Spinach Raitha)

Palak_Pachadi_Spinach_Raitha_1 Palak Pachadi is a healthy, comfort dish. This can be served as a side dish with a spicy meal.

Palak a type of spinach, can be quickly and easily prepared as Raitha (Tamil equivalent of Pachadi). In my family, we love this raitha with ginger flavor.


  • Palak boiled and mashed partially – 1 cup (I boiled it in microwave oven)
  • Fresh curd – 1½ cupPalak_Pachadi_Spinach_Raitha_2
  • Salt – as per taste
  • For seasoning
    • Mustard – ½ tea spoon
    • Urad dal – ½ tea spoon
    • Red chilli – 1 no
    • Green chilli chopped finely – 1 no
    • Ginger grated – 1 table spoon
    • Asafetida – pinch
    • Curry leaves – few
    • Oil – 1 tea spoon



  • Wash, chop and boil spinach with few cumin seeds (I did it in microwave oven).

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  • Blend boiled spinach partially; mix it with curd and salt; heat a pan with oil and do the seasoning; let the seasoning fry well and become crisp; transfer it to curd spinach mix.

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  • Mix and serve it chilled.



  • This pachadi can be prepared with other greens like Mulai Keerai (Amaranth).

{ 3 comments… add one }

  • pavithra March 20, 2010, 2:23 am

    Looks so yummy with vibrant color. I too make this and love so much. perfect for masala and stuffed paratta. Great clicks as well.

  • Priya March 20, 2010, 2:34 am

    Thats a fantastic pachadi…looks prefect and awesome colour..

  • Sushma Mallya March 20, 2010, 12:14 pm

    healthy and yummy…

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