Aloo palak

Main Dish
2 servings
20 min
20 min
Fresh palak puree with boiled potatoes nicely cooked in Indian spices. You will be completely satisfied to have this dish any time whether for lunch or dinner.


Number of serving: 2
3 cups chopped spinach

2 Potatoes boiled

2 onoins chopped fine

1 tomato Chopped

2 Green Chillies

1 tsp. clove powder

1 tsp cardamom powder

1/2 tsp. garam masala

1 tsp. red chilli powder

1/4 tsp. turmeric powder

2 garlic Flakes - chopped

1" piece ginger grated

1 tsp. lemon juice

1/2 tsp. wheat or other flour

Pinch of asafoetida

1 tbsp. butter or Oil

salt to taste


  • Put the washed spinach in a pan, add very little water (just a sprinkle) and a pinch of salt.
    Cover and boil over a high flame for 2 minutes. Cool quickly, or hold under running water in a colander.
    Put in a mixie, add green chilli and run for a minute. Keep slightly coarse, do not make very smooth.
    Keep aside.
  • Cut the potatoes into big pieces and boil them in microwave for 5 minutes. Drain the potatoes, keep aside.
  • Heat the pan with 2 tsp ghee add the cumin seeds.
    Add the ginger, onions and fry till very tender.
    Add the tomato and further fry for two minutes.
  • Add all the dry masalas and fry till ghee separates.
    Add spinach and potatoes.
    When it resumes a boil sprinkle the flour and stir well. Boil for 2-3 minutes. Add lemon juice
  • Just before serving heat butter in a tiny saucepan and add the asafoetida. Pour over the vegetable and mix gently.
  • Serve hot with naan or parathas or even rice.





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