16 June 2011

Sweet Potato and Spinach Curry

Album 'Older' George Michael 1996

Before I get typing about the above recipe I've noticed that I might have stated the wrong years next to some albums. Only going by what Spotify have updated, sorry if I have confused anyone.

Do you know how much I spent on this curry?

£2, I walked in the pouring rain because it sounds beautiful, also next to sunshine its my favourite time to cycle.

How cheap is £2!? So I have decided for one week I will be a vegetarian and see what I can create. Not even fish....and that's a big deal for me!

This curry is great as a side dish too, and you can add yoghurt on top with fresh coriander.

1 large sweet potato, diced

The thing with sweet potato is that it comes in so many random sizes, but 1 in this curry can feed 2 as a main or 3 as a side.

1 small red chili

de-seeded and chopped finely

1 garlic clove



Because this shrinks and looks like splatters of green paint after half a bag is in the pan, don't think you have to add more.

Half orange pepper

cut in chunks

Boil sweet potato until slightly soft, don't over boil it otherwise it will get mushy.

drain and leave to one side

meanwhile add some vegetable oil to a pan and:




1 tsp nigella seeds

1 tsp fenugreek seeds

1 tsp mustard seeds

1 tsp cumin seeds

1 tsp fennel seeds

these 5 spices together are called Panch Phoran.

I will blog about spices later this month...

when it smells fragrant add the potatoes and stir so they are covered in seeds

then add the spinach...nearly typed in 'ass' then! sorry ....anyway

pour 50ml of water in and keep on a low heat

add 1 tsp turmeric (wonder spice remember)

1 tsp chili powder

and the orange pepper

If you want it all soft then add the pepper with the spinach, if like me you want different textures add it at the end.

Throw your wholemeal pitta in the toaster

Open up and scoop it in.

You can also have this on its own, or with rice, or in a wrap, or naan. The list could go on....but it won't!

Enjoy, and when its a rainy day wear a bright t shirt or something else vibrant.