Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Aloo Paalak/Spiced Potato and Spinach

  • 1 bunch Paalak/Spinach
  • 3 Potatoes cut into small cubes
  • 2 medium Onion finaly chopped
  • 2 large Tomatoes finely chopped
  • Pinch of Termeric powder
  • 4-5 tsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Ginger-Garlic paste
  • 1 tsp chopped green Chillies
  • 1 tsp Jeera/Cumin seeds
  • 3/4 tsp Coriender powder
  • 3/4 tsp Cumin poweder
  • 1 tsp Red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp Kasoori Methi(dried Fenugreek leaves)
  • salt to taste.

  • Boil 1-2 ltrs of water in a large pan,add washed Paalak and boil for 10 min at medium flame, cool and grind.
  • Heat 4 tsp of oil in heavy bottom pan and add the Cumin seeds,Ginger-Garlic paste,Termeric powder saute for 30-40 seconds then add the finly chopped Onions, add little salt.Saute for 2-3 min or untill onion turns slightly brown.
  • Then add finly chopped Tomatoes, Coriender powder, Cumin powder and Red chilli powder. Cook for 5 mins.
  • Then add the chopped Green chillies and Kasoori Methi.
  • Then add ground Paalak, cook till the Oil separates out.
  • In the mean while fry the Potato cubes in a pan with some oil( 90% cooked)
  • Once the Oil seaparates out from the gravy add Potato cubes and salt to taste. Cook for 5-6 min.
  • Serve with Chapathi, Rotti, Pulka or Naan.

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