• prep: 20 min
  • cook: 20 min
  • total: 40 min
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  • Summary

    Pachadis are lightly cooked South Indian salads, often involving yogurt. This was my grandmother's recipe, and it remains a feature of my core repertoire because it's so simple and unusual at the same time. This recipe is part of our menu for Sadhya, a South Indian feast.

    Ingredients

    • 3 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
    • 1/2 small onion, chopped
    • 1 pound spinach, coarse stems discarded and leaves finely chopped
    • 1 small fresh green chile, such as serrano, Thai, or jalapeño, slit lengthwise with stem end intact
    • 2 tablespoons water
    • Salt
    • 1 cup plain yogurt (not Greek-style)
    • 1 teaspoon brown mustard seeds
    • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
    • 1/8 teaspoon hot red pepper flakes
    • 10 fresh curry leaves (optional)

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 6
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 93 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 9 g 13.7%
    • Saturated Fat: 1 g 5.99%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
    • Sodium: 60 mg 2.5%
    • Calcium: 76 mg 7.59%
    • Potassium: 425 mg 12.15%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 2 mg 11.86%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 3 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 2 g 7.52%
    • Sugar: 0 g
    • Protein: 2 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 142.1%
    • Vitamin C 35.49%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat2
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables1
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total1 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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