Aloo Palak Recipe

March 14, 2014 Dals/GraviesKeerai/SpinachPotato Recipes  7 comments

Aloo Palak is a simple & straight forward gravy recipe made with potato & pureed spinach(Palak) along with spices. It goes well with roti & any mild pulao varieties. This is perfect for fussy kids as their favourite potatoes are dunked in it 🙂

Now to the recipe…


[Preparation Time-10 mins : Cooking Time- 30 mins]


  • Spinach – 1 bunch
  • Potato – 3
  • Onion – 1
  • Tomato – 2
  • Chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder – 1 tbsp
  • Garam Masala – 1/4 tsp
  • Asafoetida – a generous pinch
  • Salt – as needed
  • Oil – 2 tbsp


  • Separate the spinach leaves from its stem(tender stems are ok to add). Wash it 3-4 times with water & keep this aside. Heat a pan with a cup of water. Add salt & asafoetida and let it boil. Once it starts boiling add the washed & cleaned spinach leaves. Cook for 3-5 mins. Let it cool down.

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  • Once cooled, (drain the water & reserve it – to be used in the gravy) grind it into a smooth paste. Keep this aside. Heat a pan with a tbsp of oil and saute boiled & cubed potatoes for a few mins or until they turn slightly brown. (This step is purely optional). Keep this aside. In the same pan, heat oil & add onion paste and saute.

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  • Once the onions are slightly browned, add chopped tomatoes followed by salt, chilli powder & coriander powder. Saute well until tomatoes are mushy & oil oozes out.

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  • Add pureed spinach, reserved spinach water & mix so that it blends well. Add the fried potato cubes & cook in low-medium flame for 2-3 mins. Finally add garam masala, mix & switch off the flame.

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Yummy, lip-smacking aloo palak is ready.

Serve with roti or pulao.



  1. U can grind ginger-garlic along with onions and then saute.
  2. U can temper with whole spices like clove, bay leaf or cinnamon. I prefer a mid flavour, so have not added.
  3. U can add fresh cream finally for a much richer gravy.
  4. U can add boiled/cubed potatoes as is or deep fry & add too.

7 comments to Aloo Palak Recipe

  • veena  says:

    perfect side dish for rice or roti..I have this in draft too

  • Sonys kitchen  says:

    Looks so inviting …….. Tempting!!

  • chikku  says:

    Looks delicious and mouthwatering dear…yumm!!

  • Prash @ YummilyYours  says:

    The green seems to pops right out of my screen! Yum!

  • Prethika  says:

    well explained…dish looks yumm

  • Sanoli Ghosh  says:

    Very luscious aloo palak. Perfectly made.

  • Priya  says:

    This aloo palak,makes an excellent side dish for rotis, fantastic dish.

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