Aloo or alu palak curry recipeTweet
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
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.
Wash the spinach leaves thoroughly under running water. Chop them into medium pieces.
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.
Alternatively, you can blanch spinach leaves in hot water for 10-15 minutes and then grind them to make a soft paste.
Heat oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds, bay leaves, cinnamon and stir fry for few seconds.
Add chopped onions and ginger-garlic paste and cook till onions become translucent.
Add chopped tomatoes and cook till they become soft.
Add red chilli powder, coriander powder and mix well. Cook for another 2 minutes on a low flame.
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.
Add boiled potato pieces and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
Finally add kasoori methi and garam masala and mix well. Cook for a minute and switch off the flame.