This recipe is common and yet so popular all across the country
Popeye, the famous cartoon character, is well remembered by everyone, isn’t he? Why is he remember, the memory all of us have about him is of the ‘Spinach Guy’ who is a body-builder and a sailor and loves to eat container full with spinach (palak) and to gain energy to do his daily chores, whether to move his ship all alone or any tough physical task.
Here bringing you all a common yet famous spinach or palak recipe in Popeye’s remembrance. Aaloo Palak is a sabji of spinach leaves and potatoes cooked together adding basic spices and cumin seeds and pairs well with soft chapatis or fulkas.
Knowing the Health Benefits Of Spinach (Palak)
It is considered that consuming water can only keep a person hydrated but Spinach does serve as a good hydration source. It boosts hydration in the body adding extra H2O inside it. This curb appetite, reducing the levels of hunger hormone in the body and making one feel full. Spinach is a rich source of iron and fulfills the amounts of iron required in the body and prevents anemia. Apart from iron, it is a good source of calcium, manganese and vitamin-K, the elements needed for strong bones. The elders have always advised to eat palak to keep the eyes healthy and remove those numbers stuck to the eyes through glasses or frames. Spinach serves as a variety of benefits to the body and is good if consumed regularly. Aaloo Palak is one of the most common and tasty recipes people like to have.
2 Tbsp Oil
1 Medium-size Cubed Potatoes
5 Garlic Cloves Chopped
2 Green Chillies (cut into 4 pieces)
1/4 tsp Cumin Seeds
1 Sliced Onion
1 Chopped Tomato
1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
1 tsp Coriander Powder
1/2 tsp Chilli Flakes
1 Bowl Chopped Spinach
Salt as per taste
Method Of Preparation:
Heat oil in a pan and add cube-sized cut potatoes for frying
Saute the potatoes and cover the lid and let it cook for 3 minutes
After that, take it out the potatoes from the pan and keep it aside in a plate
Add cumin seeds to the same pan and let it temper
Now add garlic and cook till the colour gets slight golden
Add onion and the green chillies, cook for about a minute or two, till it gets translucent
Now add tomatoes and cook till turned mushy
Add the spices (turmeric powder, coriander powder, chilli flakes and salt) and mix it with the onion and tomatoes and cook for another one minute
Add the fried potatoes and cook for a minute
Finally add the chopped spinach and stir it together
Cover the pan and let it cook for around five minutes
Remove the lid, the palak gets soft and cooked properly
Stir it well and the Aaloo Palak is ready to be served hot
This basic Aaloo Palak recipe is common in every household and adds to the taste of rotis and parathas. The health benefits attached to it make it a regular dish at home.