Thursday, 23 January 2014

Palak Aloo

...The first recipe I've tried out from my new Indian cookbook!

As part of a meal, this is a lovely little number that reminds me quite a lot of saag, I would suggest doubling the amount for a potential main course though! Or serve on the side of something Indian inspired for something different from the usual rice.

Palak Aloo
(Serves 1, about 210 calories - without butter to serve)

10g light butter + splash of water
150g potatoes, (peeled) and finely diced
1/2 tsp garlic paste
1/2 tsp ginger paste
1/3 green chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
100-200g spinach, washed and roughly torn
A small handful fresh and finely chopped coriander (or 1 tsp dry)
Salt to taste
Melted butter to serve

- Start by melting the butter in a non-stick frying pan along with a splash of water. Add the potatoes and fry for about 5 minutes.

- Then, add your garlic and ginger paste along with chilli, and fry for a further minute or two, before tossing in the coriander, a little salt, and spinach. Pour over a little more water, and let it simmer in the pan for 10-15 minutes until the potatoes are tender and the water has evaporated. Remember to stir occasionally!

Serve this with a side of naan bread, or perhaps on a bed of rice? It's a great way of using up leftover spinach and potatoes for sure, and so simple as well!

Original source:
All Colour Indian Cookbook, no. 126

- Jules

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