Indian Spiced Spinach With Potatoes

Recipe by Chef Edlear
READY IN: 45mins




  • Heat the oil over medium heat. When it's hot, add in the mustard seeds. When they start popping, add in the cumin seeds, then the chile/red pepper flakes. Stir for a few seconds. ( I sometimes have trouble with getting my mustard seeds to pop. I always suspect that it has to do with their age, but I'm only guessing there. If they don't pop in a reasonable amount of time, I just proceed. It's never affected the flavor of the finished dish).
  • Add the onion, garlic and green chile if you're using one. Stir fry these for 5 minutes, adjusting the heat down partway through the fry time.
  • Add the potatoes and increase the heat a little. Stir fry for 5 minutes, then cover, turn the heat back down a bit, and cook for 4 minutes. I lift the lid and give them a quick stir halfway through this time. The potatoes and onion will be starting to brown at this point.
  • Stir in the salt and spices. Reduce the heat to low, cover the pan and continue to cook for 10 minutes. Give a quick stir after the first 5 minutes.
  • Add the spinach and increase the heat. Stir in the spinach as it wilts, then cover pan again, reduce heat again and let cook for another 7 minutes.
  • Remove the lid and test one of the potatoes, they should be cooked through at this point. (if not, recover and cook a bit longer) Reduce the heat a little and continue cooking to evaporate any remaining juices from the spinach. Stir frequently during this time to avoid sticking.