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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Potatoes in Spinach Gravy

Potatoes in Spinach Gravy
Spinach - 2 cups (leaves only)
Potatoes: 4 (Peeled,cubed and deep fried) 
Note: You can also use half boiled Potatoes
Onion - 1 Large finely chopped & 1 Small (for grinding)
Tomatoes - 1 medium
Garlic - 3 cloves
Green chilly  - 2
Cumin seeds - 1 1/2 tsp
Turmeric - a pinch
Red chilly powder - to taste
Garam Masala: 1/2 tsp
Coriander Powder:1/2 tsp
Cumin Powder: 1/2 tsp
Salt - to taste
Sugar - 1/2 tsp

  • Discard the stalks of the spinach, retaining only the leaves.
  • Clean the leaves by washing them under running water.
  • Grind the the tomatoes,Kismis,almonds, one small onion to a fine paste.Keep aside
  • Then, add half a cup of water and blanch the spinach in the microwave - this should take about 3-5 mins, and this  depend on the power of your microwave. Set aside to cool. For me it took about 4 mins.
  • Once it cools down blend the spinach to a smooth puree. Keep aside.
  • Next, in microwave proof bowl, add oil and heat it for 30 seconds. Add cumin seeds and garlic and microwave for a 30 seconds
  • Then add the chopped onions and green chilli and microwave for 2 mins, stirring once in between. 
  • Now add grinded paste,mix well and microwave it for 4-5 minutes, stirring twice in between. 
  • Add the dry Masala,salt,sugar and the seasoning, microwave for another 3 mins.
  • Add grinded spinach, fried potatoes and mix well.
  • Cover and microwave for another 6 minutes,stirring twice in between and serve hot with jeera rice/rotis.

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