aloo palak recipe | potato and spinach curry recipe | spinach potato recipe
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 2-3
aloo palak recipe is a potato and spinach curry prepared in a clay pot. A perfect treat during winters, aloo palak is a very humble, rustic, and flavourful side dish for chapathi, rice, as well as makki ki roti.
  • Oil - ¼ cup
  • Onion - 1 medium, finely chopped
  • Tomato- 1 medium, finely chopped
  • Ginger - 2 inches, minced
  • Garlic - 20 medium cloves, minced
  • Green chilies - 3, finely chopped
  • Potatoes / Aloo - 2 or 3 medium, diced
  • Spinach / Palak - 350 grams, picked and rinsed
  • Water - ½ cup or as needed
  • Salt - to taste
  • Turmeric - ½ tsp
  • Byadgi red chili powder - ½ tbsp (3/4 tsp regular red chili if you son't have byadgi)
Whole Spices
  • Round dried chilies - 6
  • Cinnamon - a small piece
  • Black peppercorns - 8
  • Cloves - 1
  • Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
  • Coriander seeds - ½ tbsp, crushed
  1. To make aloo palak, start of by pounding the spinach leaves / palak to a coarse paste in a mortar and pestle in batches.
  2. Collect all the pounded spinach in a bowl. Set aside for later use.
  3. Now heat oil in a clay pot or handi.
  4. Add in the round dried green chilies. Saute for a few minutes until they puff up.
  5. Tip in the onions and fry them until golden.
  6. Add the ginger and garlic. Saute till the raw smell goes away.
  7. Toss in the tomatoes and some salt. Cook until the tomatoes are mushy and oil begins to separate.
  8. Toss in all the whole spices. Add the turmeric and red chili powder as well. Saute for a few seconds. Sprinkle some water to prevent the spices from burning.
  9. Add in the green chilies. Stir.
  10. Add the pounded spinach. Fry the spinach well with the spices, for about 5-6 minutes.
  11. Then tip in the potatoes and stir.
  12. Add water and stir. Adjust the salt at this stage.
  13. Cover the handi and cook the potato and spinach curry for about 15 minutes on low flame or until the potatoes are cooked. Open the lid and stir the aloo palak sabzi to prevent it from sticking to the bottom of the handi.
  14. Spinach potato recipe is ready. Serve hot with rice, chapathi, or even better, makki ki roti. Enjoy!
Nutritional Info per Serving - Approximate Vales
Nutrition Information
Calories: 225 kcal Fat: 13 g Carbohydrates: 19 g Sugar: 3.6 g Sodium: 59 mg Fiber: 2.8 g Protein: 3.1 g Cholesterol: 0 mg
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