Palak Ki Subzi

Palak Ki Subzi

The Spruce / Preethi Venkatram

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 30 mins
Servings: 2 to 3 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
169 Calories
10g Fat
17g Carbs
7g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2 to 3
Amount per serving
Calories 169
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 323mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 6g 20%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 44mg 222%
Calcium 271mg 21%
Iron 7mg 41%
Potassium 989mg 21%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Palak ki subzi is a spiced vegetable side dish originating from India. It literally translates to spinach (palak) and vegetables (subzi). The dish is also anglicized as palak sabji or palak subji. While a palak ki subzi can be prepared with a variety of vegetables, this version serves as the ideal light accompaniment to a main dish like masala dal, served with hot chapatis.

Best of all, it's ready in just about 30 minutes.


  • 1 pound (about 500 grams) spinach

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, canola oil, or sunflower oil

  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds

  • 2 large dry red chiles, broken into 1-inch pieces

  • 8 to 10 cloves garlic, finely chopped

  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced

  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder, more to taste

  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon raw mango powder (amchoor)

  • Salt, to taste

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Palak Ki Subzi ingredients

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  2. Chop off the spinach stems close to the roots and throw roots away. Wash the spinach very well under running water until absolutely clean.

    wash the spinach in a bowl

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  3. Drain completely (use a salad spinner if necessary) and then chop coarsely. Set aside.

    spinach in a bowl

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  4. Heat oil in a deep pan on a medium flame. When hot, add the cumin seeds and cook until they stop spluttering. Now add the dry red chile bits and allow to cook for about 30 seconds.

    cumin and red chiles in a bowl

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  5. Add garlic and fry until it starts to turn a pale golden color. Now add the onion and fry until soft.

    onions and spices in a bowl

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  6. Add the spinach and mix well. Cook uncovered until the spinach wilts slightly.

    add spinach to the onions and spices in a pot

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  7. Add red chili powder, turmeric powder, raw mango powder, and salt to taste. Stir well to mix all ingredients. Cook for another 3 to 4 minutes and turn the heat off.

    Palak Ki Subzi in a pot

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