Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Smoky Spinach-Potato Curry

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With the onset of winter the markets are getting flooded with fresh greens. I love the color green, makes me feel cool, refreshed and happy inside. My blog is surely going to get flooded with more of greens, so wait and watch out for more recipes….
I had picked a  big bunch of spinach greedily, the resultant was a spinach pulao and this curry. The pulao I will post later but this curry is worth trying as the smoky flavor which I imparted to this curry, makes it  very exquisite. The smoky flavor is provided by the roasted tomatoes and the onions browned  in oil, the details are provided in the method..
Nutritional facts about Spinach-
It  is an excellent source of antioxidants and dietary fiber. It is a rich source of  Minerals Iron, Calcium and Magnesium, Vitamin A, C, E, K and Folic acid.
The larger portion of dietary iron (non heme) is absorbed slowly in spinach. This absorption may vary widely depending on the presence of binders such as fiber or enhancers, such as vitamin C. Therefore, the body's absorption of non-heme iron can be improved by consuming foods that are rich in vitamin C.
Ingredients
a small bunch of spinach leaves blanched and pureed
3-4 medium potatoes peeled and cubed
2 medium sized onions chopped
2 medium tomatoes roasted
3 large garlic pods crushed
1/2 inch ginger piece crushed
2-3 tsp coriander pwd
1-1/2 tsp red chili pwd
1/2 tsp turmeric pwd
salt to taste
oil for cooking
a small pinch of garam masala (optional)

Method
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Roast the tomatoes directly on the burner on low flame, cool, remove the peel and chop them finely.

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Heat oil and add the crushed ginger and garlic. Let them change to a brown color.
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Add the chopped onion and saute tell it’s dark brown in color, do not let the onions burn.
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Add the tomatoes, spices (except garam masala) and salt. Cook till the oil separates.
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Add the potatoes, mix properly and cook them covered till done.
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Add in the pureed spinach, mix and cook for another minute. If required add a little water. Finally add the garam masala and mix .
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Serve hot with rice/ Paratha/ Naan.
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47 comments:

Tina said...

Nice recipe....Looks thick and delicious....

Sreelekha Sumesh said...

Sounds interesting..detailed presentation..looks delicious..

Suma Rajesh said...

nice and unquie recipe..

Kanchan said...

step wise snaps :) Love these gives everything required.

Unique ways to use tomatoes, liked it :)

Prathibha said...

hmm..I dont add tomato to any spinach based dish...loved the addition of direct flame roasted tomato..

lata raja said...

Nice combination and what an excellent result for all that effort!

Khaugiri said...

Oh it's interesting .... will give a try...roasted tomato:)

Cardamom said...

that looks SO good! I love spinach....and I'll try this the next time I get a bunch.

:)

the spice who loved me

SE(Denufood) said...

hi pari..this looks delicious..back home my ajji's cooking involved the roasted onions in masalas..

Sarah Naveen said...

Oh wow!!! I love the combo of spinach and potato and the curry looks yummy!!!

Suparna said...

bookmarked this one dear, this one is a unique recipe. loved the step by step pictorial.
TC

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Very colourful....looks tasty

Nandini said...

It's literally smoky and yummy! I love it! Looks marvelous!

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

Utterly irresistible post to miss my dear...goes well with any kind of rotis:)

Gulmohar said...

I am thinking how to do the first step , since I do not have a burner..maybe dry fry or keep in the oven???..sounds delish

Raje said...

Yummy palak curry Pari and an interesting recipe. Will sure try it this way.

Pari said...

@ Gulmohar, I guess you can grill the tomato, will give the same effect.

Anupama said...

I can imagine the wonderful taste with the smoky flavor... great!

priya said...

hi pari,

sorry for the late msg...plz collect ur award frm my blog, dear!

my kitchen said...

Good one,will try one

Sushma Mallya said...

New way of adding tomato to get the smoky effect,very nice idea priya,gravy must have been really very delicious

Jaya Wagle said...

Pari, that is one of the most interesting and unique recipes you have posted so far. Love the charred tomato. Can imagine how yummy it must be. :)

Padma said...

Very delicious dish Pari... never tried with roasting tomatoes... would sure have tasted great... have to try this recipe soon :)

Sireesha said...

Very very delicious and tasty one dear:)

chakhlere said...

Lovely dish!! I loved that smoked tomato. must have added heavenly smoky flavor.

Priya said...

Wowww wat a delicious and prefect curry, very new to me..

RV said...

delicious... and a nice idea to smoke the tomatoes.

Sanghi said...

Mmmm.. looks delicious!!

Malar Gandhi said...

THats an interesting recipe there, neat step by step instructions...

thats a creative dish, loved it.

Katy ~ said...

I love spinach recipes. This looks so tempting. Thank you for the beautiful step-by-step photos. They help to better understand your cooking methods. I feel as if I am with you, smelling all the wonderful smells and maybe even stirring the pot, grins.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Sounds very new to me,nice recipe:)

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

loved the idea of smoked tomatoes in curry! I love smoked tomatoes anyway!

Mythreyi Dilip said...

First time here, you have a great blog dear. This recipe is new to me and i liked ur step by step explanation.

Srivalli said...

That sure looks great!

Parita said...

Very different and interesting curry!

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Hi...
First time to ur blog. U have a nice set of recipes. All look so good. YUM!

Preety said...

love spinach and potato combination..looks so good

*sangi* said...

wow!luved it!never tried with grilled tomatoes...gr8 combo too..would luv to try this...tnx

K said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. Yes, I am a kannadiga and as you guessed gasa-gase is a kannada word.
I have tried spinach curry, but not with smoked tomato. That's something completely new to me. Looks good!

Preethvijay said...

hi pari juz now read ur comments. Ur blog looks awesome. Nice recipes. And for ur doubt, u can bake it too, but am not sure how it ll taste wen u bake it bcoz i ve nt baked tat. Anyways hope u ll try the recipe and lemme know how does tat taste. Personally I love tat. And pari thnks for visiting my blog and for ur inspiring words. U made my day. Am so happy.

Preeti Kashyap said...

wow!...how did i miss this awesome recipe???....this is like a must try recipe. N ever tried roasting a potato, m drooling already!

Pari said...

@ Preeti I did not roast a potato, but a tomato, but that thought also seems interesting.

Shri said...

I love the name..Smoky Spinach, Huh!It sounds quite gourmet and it looks delicious

Arundhuti S. Rama said...

Hi!
Thanks for visiting my blog and following it.
I love this step-by-step recipe.

Seena said...

Pari, thanks for letting me find out your blog.. nice recipes, try editing photoes using picasa, then it will look more nice.. All the best, hope to see you again.. :)

Sangeetha Subhash said...

Looks so yummy and healthy...Nice recipe..as always nice step by step presentation!!

Kitchen Flavours said...

New to me...looks drool worthy...

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