Recipe of the Day: Palak (Spinach) & Lamb Curry


Dear Readers,

Today I would like to share a delicious, filling and healthy comfort food recipe which is ideal especially during the cold winter season and months. It is palak (spinach) and lamb curry. This dish goes perfectly with plain white boiled basmati rice or naan bread. I hope you try this recipe and enjoy eating it!

Palak (Spinach) & Lamb Curry

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound of Lamb Meat
  • Two packets of fresh spinach (the larger and more the better as spinach, when cooked wilts down and gets smaller)
  • Two medium onions sliced
  • 1 to 2 tbsps ginger and garlic paste
  • Spices: 1 to 2 tsp of salt (or according to taste), 1 tsp of turmeric powder, 1 tsp of red chilli powder, 1 tsp of coriander powder, 1 tsp of cumin powder
  • 2 green chillies sliced
  • 1-2 tbsp of Cooking oil: vegetable, olive or cooking oil of your choice. I use vegetable or olive oil.

Method:

  1. Originally, we cook the meat and palak separately and then mix them together and cook for a while.
  2. Wash the meat properly and put into pot with 2-3 cups of water. Then add the garlic and ginger paste, 2 medium sliced onions, the spices so the salt, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin powder and let the meat cook until the water dries. Then put some oil in it and fry for 10-15 minutes.
  3. Then take out the meat, leave the masala (gravy) in the pot and mash the onions with a potato masher so it becomes a paste like masala (gravy).
  4. When you start cooking the meat, at the same time, take another pot and put two bags of fresh spinach (wash well in advance) and put 2 cups of water, a little bit of salt, because spinach naturally has its own salt content, two sliced green chillies, a little bit of turmeric powder (like 1/2 tsp) and then let it cook. Once the water has dried, put a little bit of oil and mash the spinach with the masher and cook for a little more like 10-15 minutes.
  5. Then you add the cooked spinach to the meat and cook for a little white until it looks and tastes cooked well to you.
  6. Enjoy with plain boiled rice or naan bread :)

Simple Plain boiled Rice Recipe

A good brand of basmati rice that I use is Qilla or Reserve rice. I will share the picture below of both these brands:

This is a basic and easy recipe for two cups of basmati rice:

  1. Take two cups of basmati rice and rinse well, throwing out the water a few times (without the rice falling out ha!) and then when the water looks clear then soak in the water for at least 30 mins or 1 hour.
  2. I dont measure the water. I just eyeball it to fill the pot halfway, enough to cover the rice. First, bring the water to a boil and then add 1 tsp of salt, mix well and then carefully add the rice. Cook on medium heat, while keeping an eye on it, for like 10-15 minutes and when you take one rice and it breaks and feels soft in your hand and feels cooked halfway, then you strain the rice in a colander.
  3. I put a little bit of olive oil or whatever oil you prefer and coat the bottom of the pan. bring the heat to low on the stove and add the rice and cook on low for ten minutes covered.
  4. Then when the ten minutes are up you fluff the rice with a fork and take it out on a dish and it is ready to enjoy with whatever you are serving like this spinach and lamb curry for example!

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