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Jun 14, 2009

Spinach in Yogurt (Spinach Perugu Pachadi)

I always try to use yogurt/curd in different dishes due to its health benefits. It cools down the body and gives strength to our bones. And it is so good for the stomach and helps to develop good immune system. This time I added spinach to it for added benefits. As we all knew, spinach is low in calories and high in vitamins. It provides a lot of health benefits for our body such as strong bones, smart brain, energy, good eye sight etc….

I tried this combination for the first time, though I heard about spinach raita many times. This goes very well with rice and chapathis. I made this when we had some guests over for the weekend and everyone liked it so much. But I couldn’t click good pictures of the dish as everything was almost out!!


  • 1 cup chopped Spinach (fresh or frozen)
  • 2 cups plain Yogurt
  • 1 Tomato, chopped
  • 2 or 3 green Chilies, chopped
  • ½ tsp Rasam Powder
  • ½ tsp Coconut Powder, dry
  • ½ tsp Turmeric Powder
  • A pinch of Asafetida (Inguva, Hing)
  • Some Curry Leaves
  • Some Cilantro Leaves
  • ½ tsp Mustard Seeds
  • ¼ tsp Cumin Seeds
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp Oil


Heat oil in a bowl/pan and add mustard seeds. When they splutter add cumin seeds and stir well.

Then add curry leaves + cilantro and stir well. Later add chopped spinach + tomato + green chilies + rasam powder + coconut powder + turmeric + asafetida and mix well with a spatula.

Pour some water (approx. 1 cup) just enough to soak the added items and cover. Let the spinach mixture cook well for some time.

Later when you feel spinach is cooked well, add yogurt and mix very well. Add salt and turn off the flame quickly as yogurt tends to break apart.

Enjoy this yummy spinach yogurt pachadi with rice/chapathis.


chef and her kitchen said... [Reply]

Nice pacchadi wid spinach uma...Healthy one....

Raks said... [Reply]

I have never tried this pachadi! looks good Uma!

Parita said... [Reply]

Spinach pachadi looks delicious, similar to kadhi in gujarati

Preeti Singh said... [Reply]

Looks tempting and yummy,,,will taste fantastic with rice.

Finla said... [Reply]

That looks so yumm. I do hre spinach with cream , should try this once.
Love the addition of tomato.

Shama Nagarajan said... [Reply]

really an innovative recipe...that's good..yummy

Chitra said... [Reply]

Love this pachadi.worth to try!!

aparna said... [Reply]

Looks really good uma.

Unknown said... [Reply]

wow uma one more interesting recipe from you looks so yum nice, easy and healthy too.

jayasree said... [Reply]

Delcious and healthy pachadi. Another recipe for spinach.
BTW, noticed the change in header. looks nice. Its been sometime since i visited here.

Padma said... [Reply]

Lovely click and delicious and healthy pachadi :)

Deepthi Shankar said... [Reply]

I make this too .. very healthy isn't it?

Vani said... [Reply]

Sounds yum!

Priyameena said... [Reply]

Healthy side dish...Love to have it with chappathi

Lavanya Raj said... [Reply]

I would love to try this pachadi..Innovative one Uma.. Love your New Header image too!!

lubnakarim06 said... [Reply]

Hmmm new and innovative.....looks yum....

Unknown said... [Reply]

Healthy Pachadi..looks very delicious.

Priya Suresh said... [Reply]

Very new and creative pachadi!

Ann said... [Reply]

Wonderful idea..looks delish.

Laavanya said... [Reply]

Knowing how much I love both, spinach & yogurt, this is sure to be a hit with me.

Sailaja Damodaran said... [Reply]

looks different...nice

Gita Jaishankar said... [Reply]

Great dish dear...Looks so tasty! I want to have that now :)

Unknown said... [Reply]

nice recipe..looks yumm..

Cilantro said... [Reply]

So was this the last spoon left for you to take pics??? Nice click. Nice and healthy.

Pooja said... [Reply]

Creamy yummy spinach gravy! Healthy dish!

Kalai said... [Reply]

I love spinach pachadi, Uma! Your version looks great. :)

raaji said... [Reply]

Hey thats a cool idea...i have a big bag of spinach...mayb i can use few for making this pachadi...

Dori said... [Reply]

This is a great way to get healthy foods into you :)

Home Cooked Oriya Food said... [Reply]

Uma a good problem in a a way! People liked it so much that it finished... Wow!

Usha said... [Reply]

This pachadi sounds so unique and delicious, I am looking forward to trying it soon :-)

Saritha said... [Reply]

Declicious and healthy chutney uma..

Unknown said... [Reply]

Uma yes one more fried of mine also told me about this prob. Some times Internet explorer is having this prob.I think, naku konni blogs yilane open kaledu any way no prob.Uma naku telusu nuvvu na blog regular ga choostavu ani comment unte santoshistanu ante.he he ne comment chala baundi

Unknown said... [Reply]

Sounds creamy n delicious!

Savi-Ruchi said... [Reply]

though I prepare Spinach Raitha, my version is completely different. Will try your version. Thanks for sharing.

Nithya Praveen said... [Reply]

Nice one Uma:).We make something similar to this called "Mor Keerai" but minus the rasam powder...a lovely one with hot steamed rice!

Ramya Vijaykumar said... [Reply]

Uma, I just ahd lunch and after seeing this am all hungry again... This is a staple curry that we make at home!!! Nice color!!!

Pooja said... [Reply]

Chala bagundi Uma..will try it..

Unknown said... [Reply]

this makes to give it a try..yummy post uma...

Sig said... [Reply]

I don't think I've ever paired spinach with yogurt, great idea.

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♥Rosie♥ said... [Reply]

Spinach pachadi looks delicious Uma!

Varsha Vipins said... [Reply]

Nice one Uma..I loved the consisitency of this pahadi..:)

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