Sunday, August 08, 2010
Alu Palak / Potato and Spinach Curry
Potatoes 3 peeled and cubed
Spinach 2 bunches chopped
Onions 1 chopped
Green chillies 2 slited
Ginger garlic paste 1 tbsp
Cumin powder 1 tsp
Coriander powder 1 tbsp
Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
Chilly powder 1 tbsp
Cumin seeds 1/4 tsp
Kasuri methi 1 tbsp slightly roasted on a tawa and rubbed with the hands
Salt to taste
Oil 2 tbsp
Take oil heavy bottom kadai.Once hot add cumin seeds and let them splutter.
Add onions and green chillies and saute till onions are fried.
Then add ginger garlic paste and fry further for 3-4 minutes.
Add coriander powder,turmeric powder and cumin powder,saute again for 1 minute.
Then add the cubed potatoes pieces and salt.
Cover and cook till potatoes are half cooked.
Add spinach and kasuri methi and mix well.
Let it cook for another 3-4 minutes.Then add 1/2 cup water.
Reduce the flame and cook till water dries (not completely),lastly add red chilly powder.
Combine well and serve hot with rotis/parathas.
PS:Don't throw away the water used to blanch spinach,that water can be added to the curry instead of plain water.