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Easy Palak Alu (Spinach and Potatoes)

What you need: 

4-5 medium potatoes, 1-2" cubes
2 tablespoons garlic powder
2 tablespoons chili powder
2 tablespoons curry powder
1 1/2 tablespoons salt
dash cayenne
2 tablespoons canola oil
2 (10 ounce) packages frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
3/4 cup water

What you do: 

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Place potatoes in 2 quart casserole dish. Add oil and spices and mix together.
2. Add spinach to potatoes. Mix.
3. Add water, cover and bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour (until potatoes are tender).
The amount of salt in this recipe may seem like alot, but don't cut back the amount as it is crucial to the flavor.

Preparation Time: 
15-20 minutes
Cooking Time: 


This was really good, though I would definitely cut the salt down to about 1/2 tbs (I cut it to 1 tbs this time and it was really salty.)  I also used fresh spinach, as that is what I had on hand, and added an onion.  It turned out great and we had it over brown rice.  Very easy and very flavorfull.  All in all, a great recipe!


Would someone tell me, in terms of cup measurements, how much cooked spinach this recipe requires?  It definitely sounds good enough to try. 




OH!  I almost forgot to mention....
I also added about 4 oz. of crumbled tofu (frozen, thawed, pressed, and marinated in Bragg's and other good stuff) for added texture and protein.  quite good.



do yourself a favor and DO try this recipe!

I added some sauteed onion and a chopped roma tomato,  garam masala for half of the curry powder, plus fresh grated ginger and a bit of cinnamon.  I used about half of the salt called for, and I think the prescribed amount might have made it better, in fact.
still, this was one of the best new recipes I've ever tried, and I'll keep coming back to this one quite often, for sure.


I like the spice combination. I, too, messed with the recipe, though--I didn't have much spinach, so I put some frozen broccoli in instead, and added some carrots just to increase the amount of veggies. I only used two potatoes, and I used olive oil, but I might leave the oil out all together if I make it again. Mmm, garlic...


YUM! I kept close to the recipe and loved it!


Pretty good! I added half a large onion (sauteed), peas, and raisins. I didn't drain the spinach, and next time I'll just add it frozen, like Yasminx did. I used less than 1/2 Tbsp salt, and I thought that was too much - I can't even fathom 1.5 Tbsp!! Next time I'll use maybe 1.5 tsp instead. I also used veggie broth instead of water. Served it over basmati rice. Good meal!


two words, hell yes. I like this more than the same dish i ate in an actual Indian. I cut it down to one person and being lazy as i am, just added the spinach straight from frozen + stirred it all round at the end. I agree with the saltiness.. though i only used 1/4 t or less, I'm gonna cut that down even more next time. Served it over brown basmati with some nuts for randomness an some salad. Whew!

Oh, also had a problem with the liquid, I don't think I added enough somehow because there was none left lol, so I just added some from the kettle and put it back in the oven abt 10 mins extra. It didn't ruin it at all. Totally foolproof  ;D


We made this for dinner last night and it was really delicious!!  Served it with brown rice and homemade Naan.  Yum Yum!  Thanks for the recipe!  Next time I may cut down on the spices a little, that's me though, my boyfriend loved it!


I forgot to mention that I also added some soy mozerella cheese to the recipe. This dish was delicious!



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