Thursday, October 14, 2010

Aloo Palak ~ Potato Spinach Curry

A big thanks to Manju @ Mirch Masala  for introducing me to  "Full Circle Farm". I'm glad that I found this service. A box of fresh Vegetables and fruits on every wednesday morning at doorstep oh! no grocery shopping.. I'm we are loving it. This week delivery included fresh Spinach, Idaho potatoes and I can't think of any other recipe than "aloo palak" which is quick and simple to go with chapathis, pulkas or even with plain white rice.
Ingredients:
1 Bunch of Palak/Spinach
1 big Potato cut into cubes
1 big Onion chopped
2 Tomato chopped
3 Green chilies
Fresh ginger slice(Crush & paste using pestle mortor)
2 Garlic cloves(Crush & paste using pestle mortor)
1/2 tsp Coriender powder
1/2 tsp Cumin powder
1/2 tsp Garam masala powder
1/2 tsp Red chili powder
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
Whole masala( 2 Cloves, 3-4 Peppercorns,1" cinnamon, 1 small cardamom, 1 tsp cumin seeds)

Boil water and cook palak and green chilies until the leaves are soft and tender. Let it cool
In a heavy pan heat 3 tbsp oil add whole masalas and cuminseeds. when seeds starts splutters add chopped onions and saute for a min.
Once the onions are golden add ginger-garlic paste and saute.
Now add all the powders and mix well.Let the masala and onions combine well.
Add potatoes,tomatoes mix well add salt and reduce the heat, cover and cook until the potato soft(occasionally saute)
Meanwhile, Grind the palak and greenchilies to fine paste.
Once the tomatoes and potatoes are well combine finally add the ground palak-paste (add water depending on how thin the curry you want)and cook for 5-10 mins in low flame
Serve with hot pulkas, rotis,chapathis.

14 comments:

Sushma Mallya said...

i love this combo and i usually do it as a dry side dish...with gravy also it looks very delicious..

Priya said...

Such a fantastic, healthy and droolworthy curry, beautiful bowl..

Biny Anoop said...

Hello Madhuri,
Lovely recipe...i love this dish...used to have this when i was in india ...best with rotis....

Suhaina said...

wow..wonderful clicks and lip smacking recipe.. love it.

Umm Mymoonah said...

Looks very delicious with all fresh ingredients, nice pictures too.

Ms.Chitchat said...

Superb dish, loved it.Spinach is so fresh,awesome deep color.

Paaka Shaale said...

Hey Madhuri,
Just loved the shots. You've made the spinach look so beautiful :)

Medifast Coupon Codes 2010 said...

Beautiful color to the curry very appetizing looking.

Turmericnspice said...

me too...i do a dry side...with this combo...must try this one

Sadhana said...

yummy yum

Ananda Rajashekar said...

love ur 2nd and 3rd pic, very arty and the background makes it special! yum recipe :)

? said...

Lovely Madhuri!
Wish I had more time to browse!:-)

Indie.Tea said...

The service sounds like what we call a CSA here in the States. It seems to becoming popular, which is really great. And probably beats going to farmer's markets twice a week like I do in terms of convenience.
The spinach and potato dish sounds SO good!

aipi said...

An all time favorite combo..looks great!

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