Monday, May 5, 2014

ALOO PALAK RECIPE | ALOO PALAK GRAVY | SIDE DISH FOR ROTI

Aloo -palak
Aloo palak is an easy  and rich gravy made with palak ( Indian spinach) and potatoes. i have first tasted this in a restaurant but after that i forgot about that. Last year during my India trip, i noted down few recipes from a handwritten book of my mom. Few weeks back when i saw fresh  palak leaves in the market , without any second thought i bought those palak and tried this aloo palak following the same recipe in the book.
I loved this aloo palak with jeera rice .
 Check out my Palak Paneer and Dal palak 

Ingredients
Aloo Palak Gravy

  Preparation Time :10 mins | Cooking Time : 30|   Serves : 3-4

  Palak           1 bunch
  Boiled potatoes     2
  Onions             2
  Tomato            1
  Ginger garlic paste   1 tsp
  Green chilli       1
  Red chilli powder  1/4 tsp
  Jeera powder    1/4 tsp
  Coriander powder   1/4 tsp
  Garam masala      1/4 tsp
  Kasoori methi    a pinch
  Sugar            1/4 tsp
  Salt             As needed
  Milk |cream   3 tblsp   
  Oil           1tblsp
  Cumin seeds   1/4 tsp

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Method:
  • Wash the palak leaves nicely and take out the leaves. Put them in hot water for 2 minutes. 
  • Take  this out from water and allow this to cool and grind it along with sugar and green chilli into a nice puree.
palak blanched-puree
  • Boil the potatoes and peel the skin. Let the potatoes by firm and yet cooked nicely.
  • Cut them into cubes. In a non -s tick pan add few drop of oil and place the potatoes and cook till they become golden brown on all sides. You can add little salt to the potatoes so that they won't taste bland.
  • This step is purely optional. But i recommend to add the potatoes like this.
boiled -potato Potato -roast
  • Finely chop the onions and puree the tomatoes.
  • In a pan add oil and throw in the jeera and the ginger garlic paste.When the raw smell goes, add in the onions and saute till they are translucent and pink.
ginger -garlic- paste Add- onions
  • Add the pureed tomato to this andadd the red chilli powder, garam masala, coriander powder and jeera powder. Cook for few minutes in a small flame.
  • Add the pureed palak mixture to this and allow that to boil for few minutes.
  • Add in the roasted potatoes. Check for salt.
add blanched puree add aloo
  • If you want this to be creamy add little fresh cream or milk to this. do not boil for a long after adding milk or cream.
  • Add kasoori methi in the last and switch off the flame.
  • Aloo palak is ready to serve.
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9 comments:

  1. looks yum I love this for my roti.. I just finish this post over this weekend which was pending in my draft for a year :-)...I don't fry the potato I added cooked one and I hv used baby potato

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  2. damm pretty i loved the set up completely ..

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  3. Looks so yummy .Palak gives such a pretty color to the dish

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  4. Delicious and lovely looking aloo palak. Excellent preparation.
    Deepa

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  5. looks yumm.. would taste great with some roti..

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  6. looks so lipsmacking good....

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  7. Perfect with rotis..Love this combo...I like even sweet corn with palak..that is a good combination too.

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  8. Delicious aloo palak, very hard to resist.

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  9. Looks so lovely.nice color :)

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