Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Aloo Palak/Spinach potato

This is a very simple yet rich and healthy dish.I'm trying a variety of dishes with Spinach these days and this is one such dish which I adapted from Vahchef and tweaked a bit to my ease.

  • 1 bunch of Spinach                                                  
  • 2 potatoes
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 medium tomato
  • 1 tbsp of ginger garlic paste
  • 4 or 5 green chillies
  • 1 tsp chilli powder(optional for extra spice)
  • 1 tbsp jeera
  • a pinch of sugar
  • 2 tbsp of whole garam masala or 1 tbsp of powdered garam masala
  • 1/4 cup fresh cream or milk
  • Cut the potatoes into cubes and boil them until soft.But dont change their shape.

Step 1
  • Add few drops of oil and roast the cumin seeds and green chillies.
  • Add 2-3 cups of water and bring it to a boil.
  • Now add the Spinach bunch & cook it till soft.
  • After cooling grind this mixture to a fine or coarse paste,as you would want your spinach.
Step 2
  • Fry onions in 2 tbsp of oil.
  • When translucent, add ginger garlic paste and then the tomatoes.
  • Fry them together with a pinch of salt and keep on the stove till tomatoes are soft.
  • Grind this mixture to a fine paste.
Step 3
  • Take a kadai and 4 tbsp of oil.
  • Add whole garam masala(If you are using the powder kind, dont add now)
  • Add the ground mixture from step 2 . Let it cook for a while. You might want to keep it covered as it will splatter all over.
  • Once they are cooked & oil separates,add the spinach from step 1.
  • Mix well, add salt,chilli powder and cook in medium flame .
  • When they are well cooked add the boiled potatoes to mixture & keep for a few minutes.
  • Add garam masala at this stage.
  • Finally add 1/4 cup of fresh cream or milk , simmer for one minute and garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

Serving suggestions
  • This goes well with chappathis or Phulka.
  • Adding milk or cream is optional but will give richness to the dish.


  1. Palak aloo looks so delicious and mouthwatering!! love both things..very healthy and tasty..

  2. Aloo palak looks mouthwatering... perfect with parathas/rotis.

  3. Healthy aloo palak looks delicious, prefect side dish for rotis..

  4. Hey looks like a winning combo.Spinach and potato combo sure should taste great.

  5. This is a new curry for this combo...looks super delicious :)

  6. We make this quite often at home! Great Click!

  7. Mouthwaterign preparation, with rotis and chappathis, yummmm.

  8. Hmmmm..... Very yummy.. I would love to taste it with rotis for dinner...


  9. classic combo...would be a perfect side dish for roti...

  10. wowww..tempting dish..gud way of presenting

  11. thanks for dropping at my blog.. Lovely space there... o loved ur background..

    Thats a classic combo..


  12. hi dear,

    thx for visiting my blog...u ve a lovely keep in touch!

  13. hi,
    thnx for vising my blog n commenting it...u hv a lovely space with awesome recipes...this allu palak looks super yummy...lovely combo...vl taste delicious...nice pics...following u

  14. alu palak luks delish
    nice step by step description
    u have nice blog
    thanks for visiting by blog

  15. Very Yummy... really healthy 'n rich...

  16. Thats a delicious combo ,nice recipe to try as well...thanks for dropping by, u too have a lovely blog daisy...hope to c u again,do keep in touch and have a great weekend

  17. this is a one healthy it


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