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Palak Aloo Recipe

Updated on July 13, 2015
Tasty Aloo Palak
Tasty Aloo Palak
Made by another chef
Made by another chef

Aloo Palak:

Aloo = Potatoes.

Palak = Spinach

Potatoes with spiced spinach commonly known as aloo palak in India are a very tasty and healthy dish. It has got unique aroma of its

own. Spinach as we all know is full of Iron and other minerals required by the body. Spinach has been made famous for giving strength by Popeye the sailor man. Though not many Children love this dish but it is very nice and relishing. Potatoes and spinach are available all over the world, cheap to make, easy to cook and very healthy and tasty to eat. So friends go ahead and try it out if you haven’t have tried it before.

Serves 6


1. Potatoes: 450 grams / 1 pound.

2. Spinach leaves: 300 grams / 10 Oz.

3. Olive oil / Sunflower oil: 3 Tbsp.

4. Onion: 1 large finely sliced.

5. Green Chili: 1 fresh finely chopped.

6. Garlic puree: 2 Tsp.

7. Ginger puree: 2 Tsp.

8. Ground Coriander: 1 Tsp.

9. Ground Cumin: ½ Tsp.

10. Red Chili Powder: ½ Tsp.

11. Ground Turmeric: 1 Tsp.

12. Tomatoes: 350 grams/ 12 Oz. Chopped.

13. Granulated Sugar: ½ Tsp.

14. Single Cream: 3 Tbsp.

15. Salt to taste.


1. Take a pan and boil water in it.

2. Put potatoes in it and let it boil for 20 minutes.

3. When potatoes are tender drain them.

4. Let them cool in cold water for 30 minutes

5. Now peel them.

6. Now cut the potatoes into half and then in to quarter.

7. Set aside.

8. In the pan take fresh water and boil it.

9. Put spinach leaves in the boiling water for 2 minutes.

10. Drain and transfer to food processor or blender.

11. Blend spinach in to puree.

12. Now in another frying pan, heat 2 Tbsp of oil over medium heat.

13. Add onions in the oil and cook for 10 to 12 minutes stirring frequently.

14. When onions are brown reduce heat.

15. Cook for another 2 minutes.

16. Remove from heat.

17. Remove excess oil from the onions and drain on kitchen paper.

18. Now put the pan on low heat.

19. Add one Tsp of oil.

20. Add garlic puree, ginger puree & chopped green fresh chili.

21. Heat on low for 3 minutes stirring frequently.

22. Add turmeric, cumin, coriander powder chili powder.

23. Cook for another one minute stirring frequently.

24. Add chopped tomatoes.

25. Increase heat to medium and then add sugar.

26. Cook for 5 minutes stirring frequently.

27. Now add the boiled tomatoes, spinach, salt and fried onions.

28. Cook for about 3 to 4 minutes.

29. Stir in 3 Tbsp of cream.

30. Serve hot with Roti or bread.


1. Potatoes should be boiled till they are tender. If not boiled properly they would taste raw.

2. Potatoes and spinach should be boiled in separate water.

3. Potatoes should be immersed in cold water for half hour before peeling.

4. Mustard oil can be used if olive or sunflower oil is not available.

5. This dish should not be cooked on high heat.

6. You can use pressure cooker to boil potatoes if you have one as it reduces cooking time and energy wasted to cook.

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    • Indian Chef profile imageAUTHOR

      Indian Chef 

      8 years ago from New Delhi India

      Thanks Marissa

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      Marissa Buhalog 

      8 years ago

      This recipe is absolutely healthy recipe,fit for my diet.Indianchef for sure gonna make this one.

    • Indian Chef profile imageAUTHOR

      Indian Chef 

      9 years ago from New Delhi India

      Thanks suzir and Bhanu

    • Bhanu.Jas profile image


      9 years ago from Australia

      My Favorite.......

    • suziecat7 profile image


      9 years ago from Asheville, NC

      This sounds great - -

    • Indian Chef profile imageAUTHOR

      Indian Chef 

      9 years ago from New Delhi India

      Thanks iruvanti and Krystal D for the4 comment and it is really very easy to make

    • KrystalD profile image


      9 years ago from Los Angeles

      I have never had Palak Aloo but you made it sound tasty and faily simple to make. Thanks for another yummy recipe :)

    • iruvanti profile image


      9 years ago from U.S.A

      I love Palak Aloo. Thanks for the recipe.


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