Thursday, November 29, 2012

Aloo Palak - Potato in Spinach Purée

Potato - 3 nos
Palak - 1-2 bunches
Ginger - 1/4 "
Garlic - 3 pods  (or use paste of ginger-garlic)
Green chilies - 2 nos
Onion - 1 large
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Cream - 2 tbsp
Garam masala powder - 1/4 tsp
Kasuri Methi - 1/2 tsp
Oil for seasoning - 1 tsp

Parboil the potatoes in the microwave - for about 3-4 minutes. Peel. They should be firm to touch and semi-cooked.  Cut into about 6-8 pieces from each potato.
Blanch the spinach for 3-4 minutes.
Drain and keep the water aside for later use.
Grind the blanched spinach, ginger-garlic, green chillies to a fine paste.
Heat a wok.  Add the oil.
Put in the cumin seeds.  When they brown add the onions.
Allow to brown slightly.
Add the potato pieces.  Allow to cook.
Then the spinach paste and the water in which the spinach was blanched.
Add salt. Simmer till the potato is cooked but firm.
Now the pinch of garam masala and kasuri methi.  Simmer a little more.
Add the cream.  Blend in.
Remove from heat. Garnish with cream


  1. Looks yummy and packed with nutrition..

  2. Hello Radha! Is it okay if I add some turmeric with curcumin powder to this recipe? I just really love this spice.

    1. It might just affect the colour, but otherwise can be added for sure.

  3. easy n delicious version.. looks creamy..

  4. Nice combo, yummy curry for rotis..

  5. Excellent side dish for rotis, flavourful and healthy.

  6. Delciious aloo palak Love to try it.

  7. i dont like paneer that much so i use aloo too. nice clicks.

  8. Healthy dish and goes well with rotis or phulkas.


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