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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.


Potatoes in a creamy spinach gravy


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


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.


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.


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

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


  1. aloo palak looks yummy and creamy...

  2. Perfectly made.Healthy curry.........

  3. I like this way, not pureed one.

  4. Aloo palak looks so delicious !

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

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

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

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

  9. Wow ! super, mouth watering here.

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

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

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

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

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


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