Jan 7, 2011

Popeye Approved Spinach with Potatoes

An Indian kitchen staple of a healthy and easy meal for when all you have is a bag of potatoes and spinach. It is fairly dry, so it’s best eaten with Indian breads like roti or naan. But I don’t know how to make them, so I ate mine with rice, stuffed chilli pickle and a whole green chilli. Girl likes hot :)

  • 350 grams chopped spinach ( sucker for convenience, I used frozen)  
  • 2 big potatoes peeled and diced.
  • 2 tsp Oil
  • 1 inch Cinnamon Stick
  • 2 Cloves
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 2 Green Cardamoms
  • 1 Large Onion , finely chopped
  • 3 Medium Tomatoes , finely chopped
  • 2 tsp Ginger , grated
  • 4 Cloves Of Garlic , finely chopped
  • Green Chillies , finely chopped - to taste
  • 1 tbsp Cumin Powder
  • 1 tbsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 tbsp Garam Masala....ummm...okay maybe 2.
  • Salt , to taste
  • * If you don't have all the dry powdered spices, it is ok to use only garam masala (found at most Indian grocers).
  1.  Heat oil in a non stick pan and add your whole spices- cardamom, cinnamon, bay leaves, cloves. Add onions, mix well and cook till tender on medium heat. 
  2. Add wet spices- garlic, ginger, green chilli. Mix well. Give it 1 minute and add tomatoes. Cook on low heat till it reduces and oil separates from mix. 
  3. Add dry spices- cumin powder, garam masala, coriander powder, salt. Mix. Mix.Mix.
  4. Add potatoes. Cover and let it cook for a while.
  5. Add spinach once potatoes are a tender. Cook for few minutes and it's ready to serve. Feeds 2 very hungry people or 4 not so hungry ones.

    1 comment:

    1. wow, i have to try this recipe! i tried making some sad version of this wednesday night; my only excuse is that i was drunk. o_o