As the weather gets cooler my cravings for spicy food increases three times and Masala Spinach Farro totally suited my taste buds. What’s better than to have delicious Indian flavors along with healthy Mediterranean grain and some iron rich green vegetables? Perfect healthy fusion blend for my palate.
I always keep baby spinach in my refrigerator and never miss a chance to include it in my diet whenever possible. It’s very important to consume spinach as much as possible because this leafy vegetable is nutrient packed and has too many health benefits.
Farro – This chewy ancient Mediterranean grain is high in fiber and has the good carbohydrates that our body needs and full of flavor. It’s a good source of minerals including magnesium.
It was fun to blend the Indian masala from scratch. I never knew it was so easy and lasts so long and the exciting part is its fresh because it’s homemade from scratch. I loved the aroma of freshly ground masala and was ready within minutes. I made a large batch of Indian masala powder and stored in an air tight container in my spice rack and use it all the time not only in this recipe but many Indian recipes whenever I want to add some extra flavor and spice to my dishes. 🙂
Masala Spinach Farro is a simple and delicious lunch option and ready in just 15 minutes. To save time, I combined water and farro in a saucepan and boiled it on high flame. While the farro was cooking I quickly blended the masala powder and set it aside. While masala powder was settling and farro was softening, I chopped baby spinach and kept it ready to use and simultaneously heated oil in a nonstick pan. Now, I added garlic, masala powder, spinach, cooked faro and the remaining ingredients into the pan. Tossed them very well and my lunch was ready. I enjoyed this dish with plain low fat yogurt due to which I did not miss rice pilaf for my lunch and I felt satisfied and happy 🙂