Thursday, January 30, 2014

Sweet Potato Spinach Stir Fry

I generally include spinach, broccoli and kale atleast once in a week. While the huss complains about it everyday, I never care about it and I know that secretly he is happy about the healthy diet plan that I serve him. Mostly I make dhal out of the lot, but at times I like to experiment indianising it whenever I can like the kale sambar that I made sometime back. I have also tried kale chips and oven roasted broccoli which we usually snack on with tea.

I am was a die hard potato fan but then I had to give up eating it due to a few personal reasons. Come sweet potato to the aid. Though it tasted nowhere near potatoes something is better than nothing. This dish is inspired from the famous Aloo Methi and now its become a staple at home. This is the only way that I can feed sweet potato to my boys these days. Oh there is the occasional deep fried sweet potato fries and the often prepared baked version but this stir fry is becoming a weekly occurence at home. Toast them till nice and crispy and it makes a perfect side for a simple rasam saadam.

~*What U Need*~
Sweet potatoes - 2 / 1 lb
Baby Spinach - half bunch
Onion - 1, sliced
Tomato - 1, medium, chopped
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1/4 tsp
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Salt, Oil

To temper:
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
Urad dhal - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - 1 sprig

How I Made it:
Pressure cook the sweet potatoes for 1 whistle. Peel the skin and chop into pieces. Heat oil in a pan, temper with mustard seeds, urad dhal and curry leaves. Add onion and saute till brown. Add the tomatoes and saute well.

Add the spice powders and saute well. Add the chopped spinach and saute till wilted. Add the sweet potatoes and mix without breaking them. Saute till well toasted and crisp.

Serve with white rice. I served with hot sambar and ghee.

So thats it Folks...
With Love,

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  1. Looks good! I love sweet potatoes. Will try this out.

  2. Oh wow.. that is such an interesting combination! I am trying this one for sure :)

  3. Its an interesting combination. Nice way to get the greens and carbs together.

  4. Never tasted this combi, Alu palak is a common combi, but this sounds delicious n yum!

  5. Nice combination, looks delicious and healthy...

  6. Curry is asking me grab some from the bowl .Very different combo ...Sweet potato u mean the pink skinned ones ?

  7. Fantastic looking stir fry. Lovely combination of sweet potato and spinach.

  8. Sweet potato and spinach, never have done this combo, looks great love the whole platter...

  9. Looks delicious ..Love to grab it now :)

  10. Healthy combination.. looks delicious!!


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