Saturday, November 7, 2009

Aloo Palak (Potato in spinach gravy)

  Palak (Spinach) is one of my favorite vegetables. It is one of the most versatile vegetable. You can use it in soup, rice, dal, pakode and everything will come out delicious. Aloo Palak is no exception.

3 medium sized potatoes
1 big bunch of Spinach finely chopped
1 big onion finely chopped
1 big tomato finely chopped
 3 tbsp ghee
1/2 inch ginger
2 green chillies
1 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp dhania powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp jeera
1/2 tsp turmeric


  1. Cook finely chopped spinach, adding 1/2 cup of water for 5-10 minutes.
  2. Grind together ginger, cooked spinach and green chillies.
  3. Boil Potatoes in pressure cooker and peel them. Cut them into small pieces.
  4. Heat 1 tbsp ghee in kadhai and fry potato pieces for 4-5 minutes till it turns slightly golden brown. Keep these pieces separately.
  5. Heat remaining ghee in the same kadhai. Add mustard seeds.
  6. When mustard seeds splutter add jeera and chopped onion.
  7. Fry onion till it turns golden brown. Then add chopped tomato and fry for 3-4 minutes.
  8. Add haldi, dhania powder, red chilli powder, garam masala. Fry for 2-3 minutes.
  9. Add spinach and fried potato pieces. Add little bit of water.
  10. Let this simmer for 5-7 minutes.

Enjoy hot aloo palak with rotis.

Preparation time : 45 mins
Serves : 2


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