Aloo PalakAloo Palak is a nutritious North Indian recipe. Aloo Palak is an easy and delicious Indian food recipe that is prepared with spinach and potatoes that are simmered in spices.

Ingredients:

Chopped spinach – 3 cups

Onoins (finely chopped) – 2 large

Potatoes (boiled and peeled) – 2 large

Tomato (grated) – 1

Green chillies – 2

Ginger – 1″ piece

Lemon juice – 1 tsp

Wheat flour – 1/2 tsp

Red chilli powder – 1 tsp

Cinnamon-clove (powder) – 1 tsp

Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp

Asafetida – 2 pinches

Garam masala – 1/2 tsp

Butter – 1/2 tbsp

Ghee – 4 tbsp

Salt to taste



Preparation of Aloo Palak:

 

  • Put the spinach in a pan, add very little water (3/4 cup) and a pinch of salt. Cover and boil over a high flame for 2 minutes.
  • Let it Cool, or hold under running water in a perforated vessel.
  • Grind green chilli, keep slightly coarse, do not make very smooth. Keep aside.
  • Cut the potatoes into big pieces. Heat ghee and fry potatoes till light brown. Keep it aside
  • In the leftover hot ghee add ginger, cumin seeds, onions and fry(let them remain tender).
  • Now add the tomato and further fry for two minutes.
  • Add remaining dry masalas and fry till ghee separates.
  • Add spinach and potatoes. When it starts boiling put the flour and stir well
  • Boil for 2-3 minutes. Heat butter in a tiny saucepan and add asafoetida.
  • Pour over the vegetable and mix gently. Add lemon juice just before serving
  • Aloo palak is ready. Serve hot with naan or parathas or even rice.

 

Tip: You may use boiled peas, boiled corn kernels or paneer chunks in the above dish, instead of potatoes.