CF 57/60 Spinach & Potatoes in Garam Masala

2015-02-19
  • Servings : 4
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 20m
  • Ready In : 30m

Ingredients

1 bunch spinach washed and chopped roughly

500g potatoes peeled & cut into bite-size

1 large onion sliced or chopped

10g ginger grated

4 cloves garlic grated

whole or cut chilies (optional)

1 teaspoon fresh turmeric grated or powder

1 tablespoon of garam masala

1 teaspoon salt or to taste

1/4 teaspoon pepper

3 tablespoons oil

1/2 to 1 cup water/stock

Method

In a large saucepan add the oil on medium heat and fry the onion for roughly 5 minutes then add the garlic, ginger, fresh turmeric if used and cook  for further 2 minutes. Add the Garam Masala, turmeric powder if not using the fresh one and the potatoes and stir for another 2 minutes. Add the half cup of water/stock first and the remaining ingredients (except spinach),  stir and bring to boil. Reduce heat to simmer, cover and cook for roughly 10 minutes. During the simmering time if needed add the remainder half of the water but making sure that the water used is hot. Now add the spinach, cover and cook for another 5 minutes or until the spinach and potatoes are cooked. Lastly check for seasoning and serve with bread, rice or roti.

Variations and My Story

Remember to check if the bunch of spinach is fresh/young if so you may be able to use the entire spinach the stem and all otherwise only use the leaves and reserve the stems to use  in dishes that takes longer cooking time allowing the stems to soften.  You may parboil the potatoes to save on cooking time if so then you may omit the use of water. You may add whole spices to this dish as well,  especially mustard seeds during the onion-frying stage. A basic Indian dish of Aloo Saag can be made using other vegetables. This is my version of what my mother would have cooked. The cooking time may be reduced when the potatoes are parboiled or are cut smaller but some types of potatoes do take longer to cook too. Adding hot water or hot stock can also speed up cooking time, be your own judge in this case.

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Recipe Comments

  1. posted by Rach on February 20, 2015

    Yum – making me hungry…..who am I kidding – always hungry!!!

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