Ismail Merchant's Spinach Puree (Palak Bharta)


  • 1 ½ pounds cleaned, well-rinsed spinach, tough stems and blemished leaves removed and discarded
  • 2 large green onions, trimmed and coarsely chopped, about 1 cup loosely packed
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • Salt to taste, if desired
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon-style mustard
  • Nutritional Information
    • Nutritional analysis per serving (2 servings)

      171 calories; 7 grams fat; 3 grams saturated fat; 0 grams trans fat; 1 gram monounsaturated fat; 0 grams polyunsaturated fat; 21 grams carbohydrates; 10 grams dietary fiber; 3 grams sugars; 12 grams protein; 15 milligrams cholesterol; 369 milligrams sodium

    • Note: Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available data.

About two cups


  1. It is preferable that the spinach be steamed rather than boiled. Bring water to the boil in the bottom of a metal steamer. Place the rack over the boiling water, cover and steam the spinach until it is wilted, about three to five minutes.
  2. Put the hot spinach into the container of a food processor and add the green onions, garlic, butter, salt and mustard. Blend thoroughly.

10 minutes

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