Nutritious spinach makes the base for this traditional, healthy Indian side dish, combined with potato and spices!


2 tbsp sunflower oil

1 onion, finely chopped

2 garlic cloves, sliced

1 tbsp chopped ginger

500g potato, cut into 2cm, ¾in chunks

1 large red chili, halved, deseeded and finely sliced

½ tsp each black mustard seeds, cumin seeds, turmeric

250g spinach leaves


Heat the oil in a large pan, add the onion, garlic and ginger, and fry for about 3 mins.

Stir in the potatoes, chili, spices and half a tsp salt and continue cooking and stirring for 5 mins more.

Add a splash of water, cover, and cook for 8-10 mins.

Check the potatoes are ready by spearing with the point of a knife, and if they are, add the spinach and let it wilt into the pan.

Take off the heat and serve.