Unlike 95% of the curry dishes you’ll find in the Caribbean, where there’s usually a gravy or sauce, this one is dry. Don’t let the word ‘dry’ confuse you into thinking it will be bland and reminiscent of cardboard. Quite the opposite.. it’s banging with flavor and I can guarantee you that you and your family will quickly fall in love with this dish.
4 large potatoes
2-3 tablespoon coconut oil
13/4 lb spinach
3/4 tablespoon salt (divided)
2 medium onions (sliced)
6-8 cloves garlic (smashed)
3/4 teaspoon cumin seeds (geera)
1 1/2 tablespoon curry powder
1 medium tomato (diced)
2-3 tablespoon water
6 bird’s eye pepper
Peel, cube (large pieces) and wash the potatoes. Then put them into a pot with water with 3/4 of the salt and bring to a boil. Reduce to a rolling boil for 15-20 minutes (until tender). Drain and set aside.
In a deep pot heat the coconut oil (or any oil you prefer using) on a medium flame, then add the onion, garlic, Geera (cumin seeds) and the Bird’s Eye pepper (leave whole – don’t break or cut – UNLESS you want the raw heat). Go in with the fresh ground black pepper and turn the heat to low and let it gently cook for 3-4 minutes.
It’s time to add your curry powder (heat still on low) and stir well. The goal is to bloom or release the spices which makes up a good curry powder. For a bit of balance, add the diced tomato, remaining salt and the water. Cook for a further 3-4 minutes.
Add the pre-boiled potato to the pot and stir well. Heat up to medium now so we can get a slight crust to the potato.
After about 5 minutes add the washed and drained spinach. It will pile up, but rest assured it will wilt. 5 minutes later and you’re done!
Remember to taste for salt and adjust to your liking and cook the spinach to the way you enjoy it. For me, it’s just past when it wilts down. BTW, you can always add a bit of coconut milk or cream at the start when cooking out the curry base for even more flavor. You may use any spicy pepper you like or feel free to leave them out if heat is not your thing.
My fav way to enjoy this dish? Top with a couple over-easy eggs and boom! #Breakfast Drop me your comments below, tag me on Instagram and don’t forget you can now get my cookbook – The Vibrant Caribbean Pot, 100 Traditional And Fusion Recipes @ CaribbeanPot.com/CookBook/