Monday, 21 March 2016

Aloo Palak ( Indian style Spinach with Potatoes )

Healthy, delicious and flavourful Aloo Palak. Its a thick gravy of spinach cooked with potatoes. I think there are many ways of making this dish, here I tried simple recipe.  Here is recipe for you all to try.

  • Spinach / Palak 300gm
  • Ginger 1 medium size piece, chopped
  • Garlic 2 cloves, chopped
  • Onion 1 large, chopped
  • Green Chilli 2 or 3, chopped
  • Potato 2 nos
  • Turmeric Powder 1 tsp
  • Coriander Powder 1/2 tsp
  • Garam Masala Powder 1 tsp
  • Cumin Power 1/2 tsp
  • Butter 3 to 4 tbsp
  • Cumin Seeds 1 tsp
  • Fresh Cream 1 tbsp (optional)
  • Salt

Clean and rinse spinach leaves well, drain and chop the spinach leaves and keep it aside. 

In a pan cook the spinach leaves with garlic, onions and the green chillies about 5 to 10 minutes. Remove from the pan and blend to a fine paste and keep it aside. 

Meanwhile boil the potatoes with salt until done, or pressure cook the potatoes for 2 to 3 whistle. Once it cold cut into cubes and keep it aside. 

Heat butter in a pan, fry cumin seeds along with spinach onion paste and simmer for a few minutes. Add the cooked potatoes, garam masala, coriander powder, turmeric powder, and cumin powder and a little water if needed. Simmer for few minutes till potatoes absorb the flavour. 

Add fresh cream if desired. Serve warm with Jeera rice, roti or nan. 

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