We had a simple supper tonight, a quick and easy meal but it was delicious. I was inspired this afternoon when I visited a friend’s Indian Restaurant to make naan bread with the indian cooks. One of them was from Mumbai and the other from Kerala…what a long way from home but these boys have adapted well and can even speak a bit of the language !
I came back home and I used frozen spinach tonight; this is really a store cupboard dish which you can whizz up in under 10 minutes.
You will need :
500 g frozen spinach, defrosted and drained
1 orange, rind grated and juice
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, finely chopped
250 ml Yoghurt, i use the local one
2 spoons simgle cream
1/3 teaspoon garam masala
1/3 teaspoon turmeric
1/3 teaspoon chili powder
1/3 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger grated
1/2 teaspoon fresh coriander, finely chopped.
150 ml water
1 teaspoon oil
Lightly fry the onion and garlic in the oil. I use a non stick pan. Add all the spices and ginger and cook and stir for a minite. Add the spinach, stir and then add the water and orange juice. Stir and bring to boil. Lower heat and add the yoghurt and a quarter of the orange zest and stir for half a minute, then add the cream and finely chopped coriander and cook for another half a minute. Turn off heat. Leave covered for 5 minutes before serving. Garnish with half the orange rind. This can be reheated the next day and it is usually even more delicious as the flavor in the spices improves.
I served ours tonight with some fluffy couscous with fresh finely chopped coriander and half the grated orange rind. You can also do the same with basmati rice.
And this is the finished naan in the restaurant