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palak Line breaks: palak
Pronunciation: /ˈpɑːlak/

Definition of palak in English:


Spinach: lamb palak
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  • Well known ones are the masala puri stuffed with potato and spices, palak puri made with spinach, kadak puri made with atta, gram flour and seasonings and the snack, bhel puri.
  • In India spinach or palak has always been a favourite.
  • The menu covers a range of tasty dishes including chicken palak palay with fresh spinach leaves.


Hindi pālak from Sanskrit pālakyā 'green vegetables'.

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