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Hariyali Masala (Green Paste) Recipe

Prepared with the power-packed spinach this green curry paste is an excellent choice to make Spinach Egg Curry or Chicken Curry. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: curry paste, hariyali masala
Author: Hina Gujral


  • 1 bunch of spinach
  • 2 – 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 – 2 green chili
  • an inch piece of ginger peeled
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • Clean and wash the spinach leaves.
  • Roughly chop the spinach leaves.
  • Boil 4 Cups of water in a saucepan with a teaspoon of salt.
  • As soon the water starts boiling add the chopped spinach and blanch for 1 – 2 minutes.
  • Transfer blanched leaves in a colander and drain the water.
  • Allow spinach leaves to cool down completely.
  • Blend together garlic, ginger, green chili and spinach to a smooth paste.
  • Do not add any water while blending.
  • Transfer to a clean jar and store in the fridge for up to a week.



*These ingredients yield approximately 1 Cup of masala sufficient to make curry for 4 adults.