alu palak
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Alu Palak is a popular and tasty accompaniment from North Indian cuisine. Spinach puree is cooked with various spices makes a delectable side dish. Boiled potato cubes or fried potato pieces simmered in it gives added flavour.

Alu Palak, the gravy version I mean, is one of the favourite side dish with chapati at home. It is in a way good for mothers when some vegetable or green leaf is most liked, atleast we can prepare them quite often.

I make this dish in different versions, here  is the other kind that I make. Usually boiled potato cubes are simmered in gravy.  But, I take the other route, I cut them into small triangles and fry them as children like that way.

Spinach, I use it once weekly, either for corn palak, dal palak or this one. The palak paratha too is tasty.

Let’s get to the recipe of Alu Palak

alu palak

alu palak

Ingredients:

  • 2 bunch spinach
  • 1 onion
  • 2 tomato
  • 3 potato
  • 3 green chilli
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 cardamom
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon kasuri methi
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • oil for frying

Method

  1. Remove the stalk of leaves and chop them. Wash them in water.
  2. Heat water in a pan, add a little salt to it. Put the spinach leaves in it and boil for two minutes. Remove them and put them in cold water.
  3. Put the tomatoes in hot water, later, peel the skin and make puree.
  4. Cut the onion into small pieces.
  5. Make puree of spinach, green chilli, ginger and garlic.
  6. Take butter in a pan, keep aside some for topping later. Add cumin to it, once it splutters, put the onion into it and saute.
  7.  As it turns light pink in colour, put the tomato puree into it and saute again for 2-3 minutes
  8. Add the spinach puree and salt. Let cook for sometime.
  9. Add garam masala and kasuri methi to it.
  10. Finally,  top with butter.
  11. Fry the potato pieces in oil, put them into the gravy while serving.

Here are the easy tips for you as promised for the busy morning:

  • Remove the stalk, wash and blanch spinach leaves. When cool, refrigerate it. Do not make a puree. Make puree while cooking.
  • Make puree of tomato and store in the refrigerator, it saves your time.
  • Ready ginger-garlic paste from market may be used, but I don’t.
  • Adding boiled potato cubes  to the gravy is easier for busy mornings.

 

My book “Breadbasket” has a collection of different kind of roti, paratha and others.

Alu Palak

Alu Palak, spinach curry with potato is a tasty side dish from North Indian cuisine. It is ideal for lunch, dinner or even to pack in the box. 

Course lunch box, lunch ideas
Cuisine north indian
Keyword alu palak, spinach recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Jayashree

Ingredients

  • 2 bunch spinach
  • 1 onion
  • 2 tomato
  • 3 potato
  • 3 green chilli
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 cardamom
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon kasuri methi
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • oil for frying (optional)

Instructions

  1. Remove the stalk of leaves and chop them. Wash them in water.
  2. Heat water in a pan, add a little salt to it. Put the spinach leaves in it and boil for two minutes. Remove them and put them in cold water.
  3. Cut the onion finely.

  4. Put the tomatoes in hot water, later, peel the skin and make puree.

  5. Make puree of spinach, green chilli, ginger and garlic.
  6. Take butter, keep aside some for topping later. Add cumin to it, once it splutters, put the onion into it and saute.

  7.  As it turns light pink in colour, put the tomato puree into it and saute again for 2-3 minutes
  8. Add the spinach puree and salt. Let cook for sometime. Add garam masala and kasuri methi to it.

  9. Finally, add some butter.

  10. Fry the potato pieces in oil, put them into the gravy while serving.

Recipe Notes

  • You can boil potatoes, peel, cut into cubes and put them in the gravy and simmer.
alu palak

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30 Comments
  1. Varada

    Very nutritious and a perfect quick dish for a packed lunch. Will be great with some chapati.

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  2. vaishalisabnani

    Aloo Palak is a iron and protein rich curry which makes a perfect meal for kids as well as adults .

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  3. Gloria Duggan

    I havse never heard of this. The flavour and spice profile sound amazing. This woudl be the perfect dish to warm me up on these cold winter days.

    Reply
  4. Srivalli Jetti

    Though Palak paneer is a weekly dish for us, I have made aloo palak couple of times …its good to have different dishes.,nice dishes for the theme.

    Reply
  5. usha

    preparation is similar to palak paneer and reading the recipe, I am thinking I could probably substitute aloo with chicken pieces.

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  6. Amanda

    I’ve never tried alu palak, but it sounds delicious. Can’t wait to give it a try. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Rajani

    Aloo is my choice if I am out of paneer. My son loves both versions.

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  8. The Anthony Kitchen

    I’ve never had alu palak but I’m always up for trying new foods and this recipe sounds delicious.

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  9. Pavani

    Love anything with spinach and this aloo palak is a very classic dish. Great side dish to serve with roti or rice.

    Reply
  10. Jeannette

    I love the way spinach and potatoes taste together so I am glad to try this dip! I would add some cilantro to mine for sure.

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  11. FoodTrails

    Very nutritious and yumm dish with spianch and potatoes.will like to pack it with some jeera rice.

    Reply
  12. Food and DIY

    I’ve never made Indian food! I’d love to try though!

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  13. Lathiya

    Aloo Palak looks delicious and perfect to have with some hot rotis…With the goodness of spinach and yummy potatoes, I can enjoy this any given time

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  14. Stine Mar

    What a great way of adding interest and spice to spinach, making this a delicious yet nutritious side dish!

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  15. Jacqueline Debono

    I have yet to try alu palak but it sounds really tasty and is obviously healthy too. Def want to try it out!

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  16. Linda Kurniadi

    I love alu palak but never tried making it at home. Your recipe makes it sounds so easy to make so I’m adding this to my must-make list.

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  17. Sushma Pinjala

    One of my favorite dish with potato, Love to have it with some hot rotis.

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  18. cheesecurdinparadise

    I love spinach and this sounds wonderful with the fried potatoes. I have not tried this dish before, but think it needs to come to my table soon!

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  19. Suma Gandlur

    That’s one power packed dish and good for lunch boxes.

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  20. harini

    Very flavorful and nutritious sajbi there. Perfect with roti or rice.

    Reply
  21. Maman de sara

    I love Indian food. Alu palak looks delicious!

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  22. Krista Price

    I’m always looking for new ways to spice up a spud! The flavors in this dish sound delicious!

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  23. April

    I think I need to try more recipes from North Indian cuisine – very interested.

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  24. Mimi

    I bet all the spices add so much flavor to this Alu Palak. Flavors must be everything!

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  25. sizzlingtastebuds

    just had this today for the first time at a friend’s place and loved the taste.. bookmarking the recipe to try at home..

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  26. bluebowlsteph

    You had me at fried potatoes! Sounds delicious and so full of flavor!

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  27. gayathriraani

    Such a creamy palak with fried potatoes. Would taste amazing when paired with any flat bread.

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  28. Renu Agrawal Dongre

    We make a dry version of this instead of a gravy one . Your version looks delicious.

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  29. mayurisjikoni

    Such a wonderful sabji to enjoy with roti or naan. Love the combination of potato and spinach. I love palak paneer but hubby doesn’t like the paneer. You’ve given me an idea to make alu paneer for him and palak paneer for me.

    Reply

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