Spinach and Potato Curry
Fresh spinach and potatoes sautéed with onions and warm Indian spices.
  • 1lb/16oz/455g fresh spinach, washed, stemmed and roughly chopped
  • 2 large potatoes, medium dice
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 green chilli
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, minced
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric, ground
  • 1 teaspoon cumin, ground
  • 1 teaspoon coriander, ground
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne/red chilli powder
  • 2 tablespoons dried fenugreek leaves (optional)
  • 2 cups/470ml water, enough to cover potatoes to cook
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup/60ml oil, coconut, avocado or other neutral flavoured
  1. In a large pot, heat the oil on medium heat and brown the onions.
  2. Once the onions are lightly browned, add the garlic and ginger paste and cook for a minute until fragrant.
  3. Add the potatoes and toss in the oil and onions.
  4. Add the turmeric powder, ground cumin, ground coriander and red cayenne powder.
  5. Mix through into the potatoes.
  6. Allow the potatoes to sauté for about 5 minutes.
  7. Add enough water to cover the potatoes, cover and let potatoes cook, about 10-15 minutes.
  8. Once the potatoes are just tender, making sure there isn't too much water, add the spinach leaves and cover to allow spinach to wilt.
  9. The spinach leaves will release some water so you don't want too much water in the pan before adding the spinach, about a cup and half of water is acceptable.
  10. Once the spinach has cooked down and beginning to get tender, uncover and evaporate some, of the water.
  11. Add the green chilli and the fenugreek leaves, if using.
  12. Check for salt and adjust.
  13. How dry you want the curry is up to you.
  14. Since my children like rice with theirs, I keep it a bit fluid as you can see in the photos.
  15. If you like the curry drier, then add the spinach leaves when there is barely any water left after the potatoes are done.
  16. Serve as a side with rice or bread.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 1339 Fat: 60g Saturated fat: 5g Unsaturated fat: 51g Carbohydrates: 182g Sugar: 14g Sodium: 2798mg Fiber: 29g Protein: 37g
Recipe by Coffee and Crumpets at http://www.coffeeandcrumpets.com/spinach-and-potato-curry-palak-aloo/