Spinach has always been a main vegetable in Indian cuisine. Besides its peculiar taste, it has number of nutrients too. My family loves palak paneer, but everytime the same ?? Naah..so I tried this variation and they absolutely loved it.. Obviously the sauteing part is the most important step of this recipe.. So, sharing it with ya all...
Spinach (Palak)- 1kg.
Potatoes boiled- 4 nos.
Ginger chopped- 1tbs.
Garlic chopped- 1tbs.
Green chillies chopped- 1tbs
Ginger garlic paste – 2tbs
Turmeric powder, coriander powder, red chilli powder, Garam masala powder, salt, Cumin seeds- ½ tbs.
Bay leaves, 5 cloves, 1 small cinnamon stick, 8 black peppers
Oil for frying.
Wash, cut and boil spinach. Once boiled, puree it in a blender.
Cut small pieces of boiled potatoes and deep fry in hot oil. Drain in tissue and keep aside.
Put wok on gas stove, put some oil. In hot oil, add 2 bay leaves, cloves, cinnamon stick, black pepper.
When these splutter, add chopped ginger, garlic, green chillies, onion and sauté. When onion turns transparent, add chopped tomatoes. Sauté again for few minutes and then grind it.
Fried potato, pureed spinach, grind onion, tomato mixture.
Again in a separate wok , put some oil and switch on the flame. Now , add cumin seeds in hot oil. When seeds splutter, add ginger garlic paste. Saute for few seconds and then add onion tomato mixture. Saute again.
When mixture starts to leave oil, add spinach puree . Keep sauteingthe whole mixture till water evaporates.
Once done, add ½ tbs turmeric powder, 1 tbs coriander powder, ¼ red chilli powder, ½ tbs garam masala powder, 2tbs salt. After few seconds, add some water and bring a boil.
Add fried potatoes now. Again bring to a boil.
Fried potato in spinach gravy is ready.
Garnish with shredded ginger.
Serve with naan or rice ..
Hope you liked it ......