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Aloo palak recipe | aloo palak gravy | side dish for roti

by Jeyashri suresh
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 


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


  • 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.


  • 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.

Aloo- palak 2

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Veena Theagarajan May 5, 2014 - 1:09 pm

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

AparnaRajeshkumar May 5, 2014 - 1:27 pm

damm pretty i loved the set up completely ..

Sathya Priya May 5, 2014 - 6:17 pm

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

Hamaree Rasoi May 6, 2014 - 3:47 am

Delicious and lovely looking aloo palak. Excellent preparation.

nandoos Kitchen May 6, 2014 - 4:53 am

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

Rafeeda AR May 6, 2014 - 6:11 am

looks so lipsmacking good....

Kaveri Venkatesh May 6, 2014 - 6:23 am

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

Priya Suresh May 6, 2014 - 1:36 pm

Delicious aloo palak, very hard to resist.

Chitra Ganapathy May 7, 2014 - 1:26 am

Looks so lovely.nice color 🙂


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