Aloo Palak is a sure-shot winner at home since TH loves both potatoes and palak. And its generally a quick recipe for me since I chop the spinach during weekends and freeze it or sometimes buy it chopped.
Aloo Palak is originally a Punjabi recipe, (which reminds me – what happened to RCI??) and the authentic recipe includes addition of some methi or fenugreek leaves to it. My version is very customized to my laziness so you may or may not find it to resemble something you would get in a Punjabi restaurant 😉
ALOO PALAK RECIPE
Palak / Spinach / Cheera – 2 cups, chopped
Potatoes / Aloo – 2, cubed
Onion – 1 small, chooped (I used 5-6 shallots so that works as well)
Garlic pods – 2 to 3, minced (or 1/2 tsp garlic paste. This is optional but I love the flavour so added it)
Ginger – a small piece
Cumin / jeera / jeerakam powder – 2 tsp
Coriander / malli powder – 1 tsp
Red chilli powder – 1/2 tsp, or to taste (I used 3 green chillies)
Turmeric powder – a pinch
Salt – to taste
Oil – 1.5 tbsp (I used 1 tbsp ghee / clarified butter for a better flavour)
How to Make Aloo Palak
1. Heat oil in a pan and fry the onions till they turn soft and transparent. Add the cumin, coriander, chilli and turmeric powders and fry for another minute.
2. Mince the garlic and ginger together. Add to the above.
3. Add the potatoes and very little water. Keep covered and cook till potatoes are almost done. (A fork inserted should come out clean)
4. Now add the spinach and some salt. Mix well and cook on a low flame for 15 to 20 mins.
Aloo Palak goes very well with phulkas, chapatis, rice and even dosa.
I just started experimenting with cooking and i loveeee ur blog! i made alu gobi, and kadhi chawal after reading ur blog and i am gonna try this todaY!!! 😀 Thanks Nags!!
ive justed started experimenting with cooking and moving out of my comfort zone to cook new stuff. i looooooove ur blog! i have made alu gobi more than two times and i loooooove ur kadhi chawal recipe!
Anon – absolutely! It would taste significantly different of course 🙂
Fantastic recipe. I added some amchur at the end. Can one do the same with tomatoes instead of palak?
What a festive header!! Nice way to usher the winter:) The aloo palak is shot so well too – I guess its a winner in every way!
I am here after a long time..and I should say you really really rock!..the template..the side bar with pics..the header(wow !!it is cute!!)and everything here..
Hats off to you to blog even during your tight schedule!..
..take care…don’t over strain too :(..
Every time I make this differently, no recipe for this.. 🙂 Nice as usual…!
cooking in the middle of other work sometimes brings out the best.:)so did u find the apt?
awesome pic! love the recipe too.. in my version i cook the potatoes separately and add them to the chopped spinach cooked with the onion-ginger-garlic and the same powders and a pinch of garam masala. Will try it this away, sounds more simple!