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Potatoes with Spinach

6 Aug

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Palakura Alugadda Kura.

Spinach is cooked with potatoes for this dry version of aloo palak sabji. Potatoes are chopped into small cubes and added to tempered oil along with chopped onion and garlic. Once cooked, spinach is stirred in along with some spices. Try to choose potatoes that hold shape after cooking for this curry.
Makes: 4 Servings of Potatoes with Spinach

Ingredients:

Potato 2 medium
Spinach 1 – 1 1/2 Cups Packed
Green Chillies 2
Onion 1
Garlic 3 pods
Cumin Seeds 1/2 tsp
Coriander Powder 1 1/2 tsp
Lemon Juice 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil 1 tbsp

Method of preparation:

Peel, wash and chop potatoes into small cubes.
Wash thoroughly and roughly chop spinach leaves.
Remove stems, wash and finely chop the green chiles.
Peel and finely chop the onion.
Peel and mash the garlic cloves.

Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds.
Once they change color, add garlic pods, onion, green chiles, coriander powder and salt.
Fry for a minute and add chopped potatoes and half a cup of water.
Cook covered till potatoes turn almost soft but not mushy.
Uncover, stir in spinach and adjust any seasonings if required.
Once spinach wilts, add lemon juice and remove from heat.
Serve potatoes with spinach over plain steamed rice or with rice.
Notes:Make sure potatoes are cooked well before adding spinach.

Suggestions: If potatoes are still raw, sprinkle a tbsp or more of water and cook covered on medium flame till soft.
Variations: Garam masala, turmeric powder and red chilli powder can also be added as a finishing touch.
Other Names: Aloo Palak Bhaji, Alu Palak Sabji.