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Splash of Taste: try your hand at Indian cooking


If you want to try your hand at Indian cooking then our palak aloo is a great starting point, it’s easy and it’s delicious. It’s 100% vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free! You’ll have it on the table in just 30 minutes.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients: 4 tsp Vegetable oil, 1 tsp cumin seeds, ¼ tsp asafoetida, 4 tbsp garlic ginger paste, 1 green chili finely sliced, 1 red chili finely sliced, 2 onions finely chopped, 500g potatoes peel and cubed, 4 medium tomatoes quartered, 1 tsp turmeric powder, 1 tsp coriander powder, 1 tsp red chili powder, 1 tsp salt, 6 tbsp water, 500g spinach washed and finely chopped, 1 tsp garam masala, 1 lemon juiced, spinach leaves or coriander leaves to garnish.

In a large pan over medium heat, add your vegetable oil, and once hot, add your cumin seeds, sizzle the seeds for a few seconds. Now add asafoetida (hing), your ginger and garlic paste, and your green and red chilies, stir, and cook for around a minute, then add your onion and cook for 3 minutes.

Next, add your chopped potatoes and fresh chopped tomatoes and stir to combine. Now, add turmeric powder, coriander, red chili powder, salt, water, and stir thoroughly to combine and ensure the potatoes are coated with all the spices.

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Place the lid on the pan and let the potatoes cook for approximately 7 -10 minutes. Then take the lid off and continue to cook for a further 3 – 5 minutes, the potatoes should be cooked and fork-tender.

Now add your chopped spinach, a little at a time, stir and let the leaves wilt, then repeat until all the chopped spinach has been added, approximately 3 – 5 minutes. Next, add garam masala and stir to combine. To finish, add lemon juice and stir to combine. Garnish with spinach leaves or coriander, serve immediately and enjoy!

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Nutrition/Calories: 102kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 380mg | Potassium: 854mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 6510IU | Vitamin C: 56mg | Calcium: 93mg | Iron: 3mg

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