Spinach/ Palakura/ Palak 1 bunch
Oil 2 tbsps
Red chillies 4
Urad dal 3 tbsps
Tamarind extract 1 tsp
Oil 1 tbsp
Sesame seeds 2 tsps
Salt to taste

Method of preparation:

Wash thoroughly and chop spinach coarsely.
Heat oil and add chopped spinach.
Saute for few minutes or until spinach loses most of the water.

Heat oil and saute broken red chillies, urad dal until the dal turns light brown.

Heat few drops of water in a skillet, add sesame seeds and saute until they turn light brown.

Grind sesame seeds in a blender, then add red chillies and urad dal.
When they grind into fine powder, add tamarind extract and salt.
Finally add fried spinach and grind into paste.

Notes: Stays for a week or more if stored tight and in a refrigerator