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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

Method:

  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

20 comments:

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

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

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  3. YUM! This looks delicious!

    Paige
    http://thehappyflammily.blogspot.com

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

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  5. Very inviting and could have the entire bowl!

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

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

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  8. Wat a super catchy and health aloo palak.

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  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?

    Thanks,
    Geeta

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

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

    http://vegetarianmedley.blogspot.com/

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

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

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

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

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  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.

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