My husband needs to eat foods rich in Iron, Doctors Orders, not to mention it is so good for us. I'm always trying to come up with interesting ways to incorporate Spinach into our diet. We both love this version of Aloo Palak.
For this recipe I found an interesting technique online... first boil the Spinach, let it cool, and then grind it up. This is a classic Punjabi dish. You can substitute the potato with Paneer, Chickpeas, Chicken, or even Tofu. Hope you enjoy it.
NUTRITION: Spinach is loaded with tons of nutrients. It is rich in Vitamins A, C, and K, and is an excellent source of Iron and Folic Acid. Spinach is also a good source of Omega 3 fatty acids. Potatoes are a good source of Vitamin C and Fiber.
- Fresh Spinach - 10 oz. bag (boiled & grinded)
- Garlic - 4 cloves (roughly chopped)
- Ginger - 1 inch piece (chopped)
- Green Chillies - 2 to 3 (chopped)
- Onions - 2 small (chopped)
- Oil - 1.5 tbsp
- Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
- Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
- Potatoes - 3 small (bite size cubes)
- Tomato - 1 (chopped)
- Red Chili Powder - 1 tsp
- Coriander Powder - 3 tsp
- salt to taste
- Garam Masala - 1 tsp
- Light Sour Cream - 2 to 3 dollups (demonstrated below)
- Dry Fenugreek Leaves - 2 big spoons (demonstrated below)
1. Boil a pot of water.
2. When it boils, add the spinach leaves to the boiling water.
3. Allow this to cook for 3 minutes.
4. Drain. Set aside and allow this to cool.
5. Here is what you will need. I actually used 4 cloves of garlic. Chop everything up.
8. Add the ginger, garlic and green chillies. Saute for 20 seconds or so.
11. Once the onions are done... this is what you should have.
15. Combine. Cover and simmer on dial #3 for 10-15 minutes, or until the tomatoes and onions have combined into a paste.