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Aloo Palak | Potato Spinach Curry


Aloo palak is a classic Punjabi dish with fried potatoes dunked in a creamy spinach gravy. It is healthy and easy to make at home. Its an excellent side dish for Indian flat-breads, pulao and ghee rice.

As you all know, spinach is a nutritional powerhouse and we must include it our diet regularly. You can also make a low fat version of aloo palak by skipping the cream and replacing butter with oil. It tastes best with chapathi, naan and jeea pulao.


ALOO PALAK RECIPE


Potatoes in a creamy spinach gravy


Ingredients:

Potato - 2 large
Spinach / Palak - 3 cups, tightly packed
Green chillies - 2
Onion - 1 medium, finely chopped
Ginger - 1 tsp, grated
Garlic - 1 tsp, grated
Tomato - 2 medium
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Red chilly powder - 1/2 tsp
Garam masala - 1/2 tsp
Sugar - 1 tsp + 1/2 tsp
Milk - 1/4 cup
Fresh cream - 1 tsp
Kasuri methi / Dried fenugreek leaves - 1 tsp
Salt - to taste
Oil - 1 tbsp
Butter / Oil - 1 tbsp

For the tempering:
Cinnamon - 1 inch piece
Cardamom - 1
Cloves - 2
Cumin seeds / Jeera - 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida / Hing - a pinch

Preparation:

1. Boil the potatoes. Peel the skin and cut into medium cubes. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan. Add potatoes, salt and fry until golden brown. Set aside.

2. Boil water in a saucepan. Add 1/2 tsp sugar, washed spinach leaves and blanch for 2 minute. Remove, wash in cold water and drain.

3. Grind the spinach with green chillies to a smooth paste. Set aside.

4. Puree the tomatoes and set aside.

Method:

1. Heat butter in a pan and add the ingredients for tempering. When nice aroma comes, add onion and fry until edges turn brown.

2. Add ginger, garlic and fry for 2-3 minutes. Then add the tomato puree and cook for 8-10 minutes.

3. Then add turmeric powder, coriander powder, red chilly powder, garam masala and saute for 2-3 minutes. Sprinkle little water if masala is sticking to the pan.

4. Now add the spinach puree, salt and 1/2 cup water. Cook for 3-4 minutes and then add the fried potatoes.

5. Let the potatoes simmer in the gravy for 4-5 minutes. Then add milk, cream, sugar and kasuri methi. Cook for 1-2 minutes and remove from heat.


Notes:

1. You can omit cream for a low fat version and add more milk.

2. You can substitute green chillies with dried red chillies.

20 comments:

  1. aloo palak looks yummy and creamy...

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  2. Perfectly made.Healthy curry.........
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  3. I like this way, not pureed one.

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  4. Aloo palak looks so delicious !

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  5. one of my fav combo, looks really delicious...inviting pic there!

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  6. So perfectly made curry.Looks luscious.I also made palak paneer very recently :)

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  7. Fingerlicking aloo palak, would love to finish that bowl.

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  8. Awesome presentation .I like the aloo palak in its full fat version with some butter and cream ,that gives the really taste right!!:))

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  9. Wow ! super, mouth watering here.

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  10. Creamy yummy Aloo palak..Perfect for chapati..

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  11. very very delicious and a healthy combo :) looks so yummy and am getting tempted :)

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  12. I need to try this recipe for sure. looks so wonderful.

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  13. Who can say no to this healthy curry with our favorite veggie

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  14. creamy and yummy aloo palak..looks so good and tempting

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