Thursday, 23 October 2014

Spinach with potatoes

Here is a simple but delicious side with potatoes and spinach. Easy to make and very healthy. Best way to get your kids eat spinach. I love this side as a filling in my sandwich / as a stuffing inside dosa or with roti.
Ryan's Lunch box : Carrot rice, spinach with potatoes, cucumber salad with simple olive oil vinaigrette


  • 1 Cup packed spinach ( thaw if frozen )
  • 3 Medium sized potatoes  - peeled, quartered and then sliced thinly
  • 1 Teaspoon Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Cumin Seeds
  • 3 crushed Garlic Cloves
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Red chilli powder / chilli flakes
  • a big pinch of Turmeric Powder
  • Salt as required
  • 1/2 Cup water to cook potatoes


1. In a pan heat 1 Teaspoon oil. When the oil is hot add cumin seeds
2. When they splutter, add crushed garlic cloves and fry until they are crispy. Do not burn garlic
3. Add red chilli powder, turmeric powder and give it a nice stir
4. Add sliced potatoes , season with salt. Add 1/2 cup water and give it a stir
5. Let the potatoes cook for 7 to 8 minutes until they are soft
6. Now add chopped spinach and mix well with the potatoes
7. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons of water and let the spinach cook for 5 minutes
8. Switch off the flame. Potatoes with spinach is ready to be served


  1. I rarely comment on blogs, but I just had to tell you how much I enjoyed this recipe! I was looking for something easy and quick to do with my spinach, and came across this. I loved the flavors and how healthy this is. Thank you!

    1. Thank you very much Lauren ! Glad you liked it. And thank you for your feedback, highly appreciated. - Salma Navin