Saturday, May 11, 2013

Aloo Palak(Spinach and potato curry)

I had a packet of spinach in my pantry and i was wondering like what to do with it. Then i remember my mother adding thinly sliced potatoes in the spinach while she stir fried the freshly chopped potatoes. It always tasted wonderful. But what i had was minced frozen log of spinach . Anyways i tried my mum's recipe and i came out with wonderful result. Then it became necessary to post this as it was a recipe worth to be noted.
Aloo palak(spinach and potato curry)

Serves- 4 people
Preparation time- 5 minutes
Cooking time- 15 minutes
Total time- 20 minutes
Level of difficulty- easy


  • Spinach minced/ Fresh spinach - 250 g
  • Potato- 4 , sliced
  • Onion- 1, sliced
  • Green Chilly- 2
  • Tomato- 1, chopped
  • Garlic- 2, chopped
  • Paanch phoren/ Cumin seed- 1 Tsp
  • Salt as per taste
  •  Pepper cons, freshly crushed or Pepper powder- 1 tsp
  • Oil for cooking.
  • If you have fresh spinach, place them in the boiling water and boil for 5 minutes. Drain the water and grind or blend the spinach in a blender.
  • Heat 2 Tbsp of oil in a kadai. Place the paanch phoren or cumin seed in the oil and let it crackle. Add the green chillies, garlic and onion .Saute until onion turns transparent . 
  • Add the sliced potato , season with salt. Fry and cook until potatoes are done. Add the tomatoes and cook for 3 minutes.
  • Once potatoes and tomatoes are done add the spinach logs or blended spinach puree.
  • Season with pepper and let it cook for 10 minutes in low heat .
  • Finally check for salt and adjust the salt.
  • Turn off the heat and serve hot.
Serve hot with rice , chapati, bread or nan. Enjoy!

Happy cooking :-)


  1. I shall use fresh spinach leaves. These are available anywhere and I pay a fraction for it, like RM1.00 for a fresh bunch. The potatoes inside is what we will not want to miss on for the awesome thick textured dish.

  2. delicious to eat with hot paratha

  3. Super delicious aloo palak, I just love the texture and mouthwatering dish...

  4. it looks delicious.perfect for roti

  5. Thanks fr visiting my blog..urs look colorful will explore ur recipes now:)

  6. Sush that bowl looks so delicious :-)

  7. looks super delicious :) love to have these with phulkas :)

  8. Yummy.. Very healthy & delicious.. Perfect with roti Sush :-)

  9. hmm, i never tried aalu palak that way. his looks really yummy .. next weekend food ready for me ;)

  10. A healthy & easy to cook recipe.

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