Aloo Palak Tamatar - Sauteed Potatoes Spinach and Tomatoes


Can you believe , its snowing outside ,on the very second day of spring !!!! Hope its just the remains of the season gone by and not a tiny start to a stormy Spring ....

Its after coming here , in one of the North Indian restaurants , that I had this recipe of the day for the first time. It was a tomato-less " Aloo palak" , and to tell u the truth , I did not like it. The Spinach was all soggy , the potatoes were not cooked well. In a pinch ,  it was a mess. I did like the combination of potatoes and spinach then , a root and a leaf. I figured i could afford it to be a lil tangy too
Since i decided to keep rice a bit away from my diet , chapati now occupies a major space . But a side with chapati is always a challenge and though we love meat ularthiyathu and mushroom with it , who doesn't like a change? That's when i came across this Trio of Sauteed spinach , Potatoes and Tomato in Ruth Law's Book .
I already made it many times , the potatoes cooked well to perfection , tender to fork , Spinach wilted not soggy , and the medley of spices, all comes together to a winning side with Chapati .


Recipe for Aloo palak Tamatar :-( Adapted from Indian Light cooking By Ruth Law)

Ingredients :-
Potatoes - 2 medium 
Spinach - 12 oz bag ( clean and trimmed)
Tomato - 1
Onion finely chopped - 1 big
Garlic crushed - 2 cloves
Ginger chopped - a small piece
Green chili chopped - 1 or 2
Red chilli powder - 1/2 tea spoon
Ground Coriander - 1 tea spoon
Turmeric powder - a large pinch
Garam masala  - 1/2 tea spoon
Cumin seeds - 1/4 tea spoon
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tea spoon
Salt to taste
Oil
cilantro

Directions :-
Boil the potatoes with the skin on until cooked and tender to fork. Let it cool , discard the skin and cut into 1/2 inch cubes.
Clean the  spinach well( i use baby spinach) ,Give a rough chop to the  spinach and set aside.( i normally squeeze out water if any using a kitchen towel.)
Heat oil in a pan and mustard seeds.When they pop up add cumin seeds and fry for 30 seconds.
Add onions, garlic and ginger and saute for 4-5 minutes.Add tomato ( i removed the inner flesh and used only the outer part) and fry for 2 minutes and add turmeric , red chilli ,coriander powders and salt to taste. Cook for a minute and add potatoes and fry for a couple of minutes, or till its slowly gets to brown.
Add Spinach , saute till the water evaporates, wilted but not soggy and sprinkle garam masala and cilantro and serve warm.


Cheers!!!
Sarah

67 comments:

Only Fish Recipes said...

wow...looks absolutely delicious....would love to have it with chapati !

Torviewtoronto said...

a favourite delicious combination looks wonderful and healthy

Nostalgia said...

Good one Sarah! Spinach and potatoes done well is definitely and winner 'side' with rotis.

Rachu said...

Snow in spring? its shining bright here .. hehe.. does chappathi actually help in diet.. coz whn i replace chappathi for rice, I end up eating more chappathis than the rice quantity! anyways.. the dish looks great.. a wonderful side or a dish by itself.
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Sarah Naveen said...

@ Rachu...oh yeah its snowing :(....I envy you for the sunshine..
I put on cos of my rice intake , especially kanji ..I dont like sweets so it was just rice..
You wont believe how much i lost just by avoiding rice ;)...for me its a great help..but i believe it depends a lot on your food habits and body type..So what works for one , might not work for another..I really dont like chapati , i use whole wheat and so eat less ;)

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Healthy and delicious recipe...with all popular veggies...

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Awesome veggie dish. Love it. And what a bad day to welcome spring, no?? I am quite mad that its snowing..for even a snow lover like me, I feel I have had enough. What I want are warm sunny days..:)

Lyndsey said...

We have been sunny and 80 all week and supposed to be the same for next week! I's our dry season here in Florida. I think your Aloo Plak Tamatar look very good. A perfect plate for any kind of weather. I like a little tang in my spinach too!

Shobha said...

Yummy aloo palak sabji.I love it this way when the leaves are just stir fried and not over cooked.

S.Menaga said...

wonderful combo..perfect sambhar rice!!

Smitha said...

truly simple and yummy dear...love ur click!..tempting!
Smitha
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Sharmilee! :) said...

Nice combination and tempting curry

Jeen said...

Nice side with Roti , mainly Lent times. Clicks are super

Kairali sisters said...

Wonderful! Very pretty side dish for chappathis.

Me too Sarah, i am totally off of rice for the past 4 months and i can see a considerable change on me..

divya said...

Very inviting and delicious fry !!! tempting clicks...

Shanavi said...

Am always such a big fan for ur clicks .. Awesome job again..

Hamaree Rasoi said...

A delicious, to the point and awesome looking dish. Can't take my eyes off it. Would try out this method very soon.

Deepa
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Treat and Trick said...

Great combo, very light and yummy!

Nithya said...

beautiful clicks and yummy dish :)

Swathi said...

I would like to change habit rice to chapathi. This spinach potato looks really good. I was playing with my comments system that is why it is off for some time.

Indian Cuisine Blogroll said...

i love this with chapathi..looks yum..njanum oru tomato less aloo palak nte photoyokke eduthu vechittundu...

Sushma Mallya said...

Looks delicious...would love to have it with Rice and dal, Perfect!

Jay said...

Adpoly recipe...looks very tempting..
Tasty appetite

aipi said...

Nice n simple.. beautifully clicked!


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Mrs K said...

Ilove aloo & spinach cooked in tomato.Yours looks so tempting and ready to be savored:)

? said...

Simple and always delicious!

Madhavi said...

DELICIOUS :)))

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Aloo palak looks so yummy and inviting.. Beautiful clicks..

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Hema Mahen said...

wonderful combo...looks tempting and delicious..nice clicks

Suman Singh said...

Sarah, who can resist this delicious dish?Looks so tempting n yummy!

Sathya Sankar said...

Delicious combo, looks very inviting !

Priya said...

Fabulous combo, can have this everyday, my fav veggies..

SheenaBabu said...

looks tempting

Paola said...

...semplicemente favoloso! La tua foto è una delizia per gli occhi e l'abbinamento delle verdure è perfetto!
Paola

An Open Book said...

yes, i agree,...they are a perfect combo:)

SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

Very delicious !!! goes well with rotis

Suja Sugathan said...

Comfort food,great combo dear

Biny Anoop said...

i wish i too cud avoid rice.......anyways the recipe is surely inviting and yummy

Pushpa said...

Awesome click as always looks very yummy.

Yummy Team said...

Great combo! Nice pics, Sarah..

Now Serving said...

beautiful dish, beautiful presentation :)

Rookie Qookie said...

Now! Now! This is super-healthy :)

Cheers,
Reshmi

Hari Chandana said...

Yummy and healthy recipe.. looks perfect !!

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Rumana Rawat said...

Simple and nice:)

Muraligeetham said...

wonderful combo...love both spinach and potato any time..Love to have with Roti....

AshKuku said...

That looks sheer BLISS!!! I love it anytime.... :)

Ash....
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RAKS KITCHEN said...

Nice combo of veggies,loved ur serving plate! And ur clicks!

jeyashrisuresh said...

wonderful combo of ingredients. fantastic clicks

Sanjeeta kk said...

What lovely clicks, Sarah! The curry looks gorgeous and yummy!

Angie's Recipes said...

Snow in March? wow...I wish there were some snow here.
The potato stir-fry looks delectable.

Parita said...

Lovely clicks as usual and i love that plate!

Deepa Praveen said...

Another yummy dish from you

Prathima Rao said...

Very well presented & a yummy dish!!
Prathima Rao
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s said...

very very inviting picture. am absolutely drooling. Great combo.

Viki's Kitchen said...

Yeah! this snow in spring is something unusual:) Aloo palak looks so delicious dear. Nice pictures.

Madhu said...

Same story here Sarah, snowing in spring.
aloo palak looks really good. I just love the way you present dishes.

Mini said...

Pic itself making me hungry. Love those potatoes

Zareena said...

Wonderful presentation and nice combination of veggies. Lovely clicks.

Cham said...

Simple and delicious combo! Ur pict makes me drool!

Ananda Rajashekar said...

Simple stunning you know to drag us here :D

swapna said...

Very wonderful combo....beautiful clicks!!

Reeni said...

This looks so delicious and perfectly cooked! It is going to snow here too!

Kalpana Sareesh said...

Simple n wonderful clicks!!!

Dimah said...

loved the recipe...looks delicious!

Sowmya said...

Great comfort food, easy and yummilicious!

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Latha said...

Aloo curry looks amazing and yummy!

Anonymous said...

I made this as a side vegetable and it came out really good. This one's a keeper.

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