By Pallavi Sharma
Running out of ideas on how to use that bag of spinach? You’ve tried it in a salad. You’ve tried it in a salad with cranberries. You’ve tried in a salad with cranberries AND blue cheese. But now you’re tapped out of ideas. How about throwing it in with some potatoes and spices? Trust me, you’ll be glad you ventured out of your comfort zone to make some Palak Aloo. You can serve this with any meal, including breakfast. A purist? No problem…just buy a bunch of fresh spinach and you can follow this recipe as well. And for the record, I never did understand why kids hated spinach. But now I know. It’s cause their moms don’t make it with masala! Check out Pallavi’s easy video steps here.
1.5-2 bags of baby spinach or 1 bunch whole spinach (washed and chopped)
2 golden potatoes chopped
2-3 tbsp oil (note, I used less oil so my potatoes were sticky, but it still works)
2-3 cloves of garlic diced
1 thai green chili diced
1/4 tsp coriander powder
1/4 tsp cumin seeds
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp salt (or to taste)
1. Add oil to a pan heated on medium-high.
2. Saute potatoes, stir every minute until cooked half way.
3. Add garlic and chilies and saute for 45 seconds.
4. Add dry spices (you can add extra oil in the center and cook cumin seeds for a
few seconds before adding other spices).
5. Mix potatoes and spices.
6. Add spinach, mix, cover and let cook for 3-5 minutes.
7. Mix, cover and cook for additional 3-5 minutes.
8. Cook for additional time if desired, or serve with roti (flat bread) and enjoy!
After spending most of her adult life eating on the run (Pallavi used to manage the GE brand globally), she decided it was time for a change. Becoming a mom made her realize that feeding her family take out was just not an option. A huge fan of the health benefits of Indian food, Pallavi (with the help of her own mom) shares super simple and yummy Indian recipes on her video blog TheEasyIndian.com. Think Indian food is too difficult to cook? Think again! Join Pallavi and learn how to cook some of the healthiest AND tastiest food on the planet!
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