Thursday, March 14, 2013

Aloo Palak Recipe - Aloo Palak Gravy - How to make aloo palak

Aloo Palak

Aloo Palak is one of my recent tries and I wonder why I havent tried this curry so far, though palak paneer is onto my todo list.This was just an accident I happened to try this as I had no paneer at home and glad I did. Its a healthy tasty combination that goes well with rotis or any mild pulaos or even ghee rice.

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Aloo Palak

Aloo Palak Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 15 mins | Cooking Time : 20 mins | Makes : 12 cookies
Recipe Category: Snack | Recipe Cuisine: North Indian

Palak greens - 2 cups tightly packed
Potatoes - 2 medium sized
Onion - 1 large
Green Chilli - 1
Tomato puree - from 2 small sized
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
Red Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Cinnamon powder - 1/4 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Garam Masala powder - 1/2 tsp
Milk - 1/4 cup(optional)
Cream - 1 tbsp
Oil / Ghee - 2 tsp + 2 tsp(for toasting potatoes)
Salt - to taste

To temper:

Oil -1 tsp
Shahi Jeera - 1/2 tsp


  1. Rinse greens well to remove dirt if any.Transfer spinach to a wide container, add very little water and a pinch of salt.Boil for 2-3mins in medium flame.Cool down and transfer it to a mixer along with green chillies.
    How to make aloo palak - Step1
  2. Grind it to a fine paste, set aside. Pressure cook potatoes(with skin) for 5 whistles or until soft, Peel off the skin and chop into bite sized cubes. Toast it in a 2 tsp oil till golden brown.
    How to make aloo palak - Step2
  3. Drain in tissue paper and Set aside.You can alternatively deep fry the potatoes too.Heat oil in a pan, add jeera allow it to splutter.Then ginger garlic paste, fry for 2mins then add onion.Saute till golden brown.
    How to make aloo palak - Step3
  4. Add tomato puree,spice powders and saute till raw smell completely leaves.Then add palak puree and required salt.
    How to make aloo palak - Step4
  5. Bring to a boil and cook till it slightly changes color.Add toasted potato, give a quick stir allow it to blend well with the gravy.Add 1/4 cup water / milk  if its too thick, cook till it becomes to gravy consistency. Finally add cream / milk give a quick stir and switch off.
    How to make aloo palak - Step5
Serve hot with any mild pulao or hot phulkas.
Aloo Palak

My Notes:

  • You can also add hing while tempering.
  • I didnt deep fry the potatoes as I wanted to make it healthy.
  • As we are boiling the greens before hand dont need to cook the puree much and be careful in retaining the green color.
  • If you prefer more on the sweeter side then add more tomato sauce. The orginal recipe called for kosher salt, I skipped it and used normal salt.
Aloo Palak  Recipe

Written by: SHARMILEE J


  1. looks great! I did this last week and it is in draft

  2. my fav its vibrant green color...aloo palak looks so inviting!

  3. YUM! This looks delicious!


  4. Wowww... Looks absolutely perfect.. inviting platter :)

  5. Very inviting and could have the entire bowl!

  6. It looks really tasty and healthy! Going to try it soon!

  7. Looks becoming an addict to your recipe writeups and blogs

  8. Wat a super catchy and health aloo palak.

  9. Hi Sharmi,
    I love your blog very much. I have a question about the background you use in your photographs. What do you exactly use for the plain colored background? Is it a colored mat or something? Can you help me with this?


    1. Yes they are coloured papers, here I've used brown cover which we use for covering kids books :)

  10. Yum yum yum Aloo Palak...looks yummoooo!!!

  11. delicious potato palak... lov the clicks...

  12. My fav one...i love the color its amazing..Healthy combo :)

  13. Healthy side dish Sharmi. Congrats on the blog anniversary.

  14. Tempting combo, love to have with plain hot rice

  15. sharmi, if we substitute aalo for paneer, and toast the paneer cubes and add in the final step, I believe it should be palak paneer. Please suggest.

  16. The recipe like all ur recipes is outstanding.
    I got married a year and a half ago and dint know cooking except bacic moong dal and chapati
    I was almost pregnant in few months of marriage and had to cook healthy and used ur blog for that.
    I learned cooking plus made healthy food
    With pregnancy and changes and then a new born I never had time to comment on the beautiful reviews but I'll do it every day now.

  17. Perfect dish... This weekend, I will try it.. Last weekend, I tried Palak Soup Recipe.. This website is too good and it is maintained perfectly well.. Well done guys..

  18. What type of palak wanna cook? ( Tamil)


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