Water Spinach

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This is a leafy vegetable very easy to cook. Water spinach is one of the popular green leafy vegetables. There are two types of water spinach. It is aquatic and semi aquatic. All parts of the young plants are edible. The tender shoot tips and young leaves are mostly preferred. It has so many names like nari saga, kurmi saag, paani palak etc.
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Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Served As: Lunch
Recipe Cuisine Type: Bengali, Homestyle Cooking, Indian
Recipe Taste: Salty
Servings 5


  • 250 gm Water Spinach
  • 1 tbsp Garlic finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 3 - 4 Green Chillies
  • 1/4 cup Badi fried
  • 2 tbsp Mustard Oil
  • Green Chillies chopped
  • Whole Red Chilli or tempering for tempering
  • 1 tsp Tempering or spice whole five spice for
  • 1-2 tsp Salt or as per taste


  • Wash the water spinach thoroughly and strain the water.
  • Finely chop the leafy vegetable, keep aside.
  • Take a wok add mustard oil, after heating add whole red chilli whole five spice and chopped garlic.
  • When the aroma come out put turmeric powder and chopped Saag. Close the lid.
  • After a minute open the lid mix all together upwards to downwards. Now add green chilli and salt again stir fry.
  • When the moisture goes out now add fried badi. Serve with rice or chapati.

Recipe Notes

Five spice is the mixture of yellow mustard seeds, black mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, fennel seeds and onion seeds.
If the badi big in sizes then have to crush, if small sizes then no need to crush.
Those who are purely vegetarian can avoid garlic.
Leafy vegetables always have to wash thoroughly.
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