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Spinach and Potatoes Masala
from Asha Kumar - Detroit, Michigan, USA

This curry is sure to be a hit whenever you serve it!!
It has a great combination of veggies -- spinach and potatoes mixed in a sweet & sour sauce.
It tastes best when fresh, tender spinach leaves are used.
The term 'Masala' is used quite extensively for indian dishes, it basically means ' a spiced curry'.

  • 1 cup fresh, washed spinach
  • 1 large potato - diced
  • 2 small tomatoes - diced
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • ¼ tsp tamarind extract ( available in Indian stores)
  • 3 green chillies - deseeded, minced
  • a large piece of ginger - minced
  • ¼ tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tblsp olive oil
Cut the washed spinach into little pieces.
Mix diced tomatoes, chillies, sugar, salt, tamarind extract and ginger in a blender well into a paste.

Keep a non-stick frying pan on heat and add olive oil.
When the oil becomes hot, add cumin seeds and fry for 1 minute.
Then add cut spinach and diced potatoes and fry until the potatoes are cooked.

Add the blended mixture and stir well.
Raise the heat to high, cook for 5 minutes.
Remove from heat and serve hot with rice or rotis.