Aloo or alu palak curry recipe

Aloo palak curry is a very healthy and simple curry made with spinach leaves, potatoes and mixed with spices. It is a good combination with rotis, naans or pulao. Aloo palak curry is also nutritious because of spinach leaves which is full of iron and it makes up for a light and healthy curry. Spinach gives a vibrant green color to the dish.


  • Spinach leaves - 4 cups (chopped)
  • Onion - 1 (chopped finely)
  • Tomatoes - 2 (chopped finely)
  • Potatoes - 2 (medium ones)
  • Green chillies - 2
  • Cooking oil - 2 tablespoons
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Bay leaf - 2
  • Cinnamon - 1 inch small piece
  • Red chilli powder - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Coriander powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Garam masala - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Kasoori methi - 1 teaspoon
  • Sugar - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Ginger-garlic paste - 1 teaspoon
  • Salt to taste


Step 1

HOW TO MAKE ALOO OR ALU PALAK CURRY RECIPE Pressure cook the potatoes upto 4 whistles or till they are cooked. Once cooked, peel them and cut into medium pieces and set aside.

Step 2

Wash the spinach leaves thoroughly under running water. Chop them into medium pieces.

Step 3

Heat a pan. Add spinach leaves, sugar and green chillies and saute them on medium flame, till they become soft. Switch off the flame. Once cooled down, grind them to make a smooth puree.

Step 4

Alternatively, you can blanch spinach leaves in hot water for 10-15 minutes and then grind them to make a soft paste.

Step 5

Heat oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds, bay leaves, cinnamon and stir fry for few seconds.

Step 6

Add chopped onions and ginger-garlic paste and cook till onions become translucent.

Step 7

Add chopped tomatoes and cook till they become soft.

Step 8

Add red chilli powder, coriander powder and mix well. Cook for another 2 minutes on a low flame.

Step 9

Now add spinach puree and salt and combine together. Let it cook for 4-5 minutes. Add water as required to bring it to medium consistency.

Step 10

Add boiled potato pieces and cook for another 2-3 minutes.

Step 11

Finally add kasoori methi and garam masala and mix well. Cook for a minute and switch off the flame.

Step 12

Serve aloo palak curry hot with rotis or pulao. IMG_3329

One Response to Aloo or alu palak curry recipe

  1. Jeyasingh Jeyavathana says:

    Dear Charu, I tried this earlier to see using potatoes to see the taste. I boiled potatoes , cut into pieces, fried and made as for palak paneer and used those fried potatoes. Thank you- Jeya

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