Thursday, December 01, 2005

Potato & Baby Spinach Combo !

Fortunately, owing to evolution, we do have splendid variety of greens and grains to choose from. My pick of the week " greens " is - Baby Spinach! it's sheer flavour when cooked with potato is magical!!

Exotic south Indian Potato & Baby Spinach Stew:


Baby spinach 2 bunches
Potatoes 3 (cut into cubes)
Onions 1 chopped finely
Oil 1 table spoon
Corianderleaves 1 table spoon
Basil to garnish (optional)
Salt to taste
Mustard 1/4 tea spoon
Pepper 1/2 tea spoon
Ginger 1''
cinnamon 1 stick
clove 1
Lemon juice 1 tea spoon
Cumin seeds 1/2tea spoon
coconut milk 1 cup


To start with, chop the potatoes into cubes , slit green chilli. chop ginger and coriander leaves. Extract thick milk of the coconut - about 1 cup. Crush cloves, cinnamon, pepper and coarsely.

Heat oil in a pan, add mustard,cummin seeds and the crushed ingredients. When mustard splutters add onions, potatoes, ginger green chillies. Fry well, till you get a nice aroma. add thick coconut milk and salt and simmer on a slow fire till the vegetable is cooked fianlly add spinach , simmer just once, and serve hot garnished with coriander leaves and basil leaves and a dash of lemon juice.This dish has to be semi-thick as you need lot of gravy with the dosas & appams or chappathi.