Palak Upkari

spinach stir-fry

I love most varities of Indian greens especially palak and methi. I like the stir-fry (upkaris) anyday better than the curries. This upkari is one of my favourites and goes great with any simple daal/rasam etc.



  • Spinach (washed and chopped) - 2 cups
  • Urad daal (black gram)- 1.5 teaspoons
  • Onions(cut into small pieces) - 1 small size
  • Grated coconut - 2 tablespoons
  • Red chillies - 2
  • Oil
  • Salt to taste


  • Heat some oil in a kadai and add the urad daal.
  • When the urad daal starts to change colour, add the red chillies broken into 2 pieces each and onions.
  • Fry for 5 mins on low flame and then add the spinach. Keep stirring on low flame.
  • After 5 mins, add some salt and grated coconut. Cook on low flame stirring frequently. In another 5 mins, the upkari must be done. It will taste yummy.

Note: Do not add too much of salt. No water is required as palak + salt will discharge some water

Preparation time: 20 minutes