Aloo palak gravy recipe

Aloo palak recipe – very delicious and mild flavored Indian curry/gravy recipe made with boiled potatoes and spinach with very few spices.

Aloo Palak Recipe | Aloo palak gravy recipe | potato spinach curry

This recipe has only green chilies as a spice ingredient. So adjust the quantity of chilies accordingly. Mentioned quantity will give you medium spicy taste with subtle flavor of spinach.

There are two ways of making aloo palak – one is dry aloo palak subzi and other is aloo in palak gravy. Today’s recipe is gravy version. Boiled potatoes are simmered in smooth, vibrant green spinach gravy.

I have not added any cream or milk in this recipe to make creamy because I made it healthy and homey dish. If I am craving for creamy spinach curry then I would go for palak paneer or chole palak or makai palak. But for the aloo palak I stick to non-creamy version. But if you prefer then you can little cream or milk or few spoons of yogurt in it.

Spinach by itself is little bland in taste, so onion and tomatoes are added in the recipe which gives some flavor to the dish and curry will not be bland tasting anymore.

Check out other curry / gravy recipes
Baby potato curry  //  Aloo tamatar ki curry  //  Corn curry  //  Mushroom curry // Mixed vegetable curry


How to make aloo palak gravy (Step by Step Recipe with Photos):


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1) First boil the potatoes in pressure cooker and let them cool completely before you peel or chop. Otherwise they will break or become mushy.

2) While potatoes are cooling, prep the ingredients for gravy. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a pan, once hot add chopped ginger, garlic and green chilies, sauté for a minute.

3) Then add chopped onions. Sprinkle some salt on it.

4) Cook them till they become translucent.

5) Then add chopped spinach.

6) Cook for 1-2 minutes or they are wilted. If cooked longer than it will lose its green color.

7) Let it cool a bit and grind it into smooth puree using little water.
Aloo Palak Recipe | Aloo palak gravy recipe | potato spinach curry

8) Now boiled potatoes are cooled, peel and cut them into pieces. Heat 2 teaspoons of oil in the same pan. Once hot add potatoes.

9) Stir fry till it becomes light brown. Keep moving in between and remove it to another plate.
Aloo Palak Recipe | Aloo palak gravy recipe | potato spinach curry

10) Heat 1 teaspoon of oil in the same pan. Once hot add chopped tomatoes.

11) And cook till it becomes soft and mushy.
Aloo Palak Recipe | Aloo palak gravy recipe | potato spinach curry

12) Then add cumin powder, coriander powder, garam masala and salt. Mix and cook for a minute.

13) Add pureed spinach.
Aloo Palak Recipe | Aloo palak gravy recipe | potato spinach curry

14) Add about 1/2 cup of water in the grinder, swirl it clean up and add that water to gravy, mix. Let it come to a boil.

15) Once starts to boil add fried potatoes and stir gently.
Aloo Palak Recipe | Aloo palak gravy recipe | potato spinach curry

16) Add kasoori methi and mix.

17) Let simmer till you get desire consistency. If it is too thick then add more water accordingly.
Aloo Palak Recipe | Aloo palak gravy recipe | potato spinach curry

Remove it to a serving bowl. If not serving right away then keep this aloo palak covered so it stays warm.

Serving suggestion: Serve this aloo palak gravy recipe with roti or paratha or naan. It can be serve with plain steamed rice as well.

Aloo Palak Recipe | Aloo palak gravy recipe | potato spinach curry

Aloo Palak Recipe | Aloo palak gravy recipe | potato spinach curry
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Aloo palak recipe (Aloo palak gravy)

US measuring cups are used (1 cup = 240 ml)
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Yield 2 Servings
Author Kanan

Ingredients (1 cup = 240 ml)

Cooking potatoes:

  • 2 medium or 1 ½ cups Potatoes boiled and cut into pieces
  • 2 teaspoons Oil

To saute and grind into paste:

  • 1 tablespoon Oil
  • 3-4 cloves Garlic roughly chopped
  • 1 inch Ginger roughly chopped
  • 2-3 small Green chilies cut into big pieces
  • ½ cup Onion roughly chopped
  • 2 cups Spinach (palak) packed, chopped

For aloo palak gravy recipe:

  • 1 teaspoon Oil
  • ½ cup Tomato finely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon Cumin powder
  • ½ teaspoon Coriander powder
  • ½ teaspoon Garam masala
  • ½ cup Water
  • ½ teaspoon Kasoori methi (dried fenugreek leaves)
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

Cooking potatoes:

  1. Boil the potatoes in pressure cooker till they are soft, but not mushy.
  2. Let them cool to handle. Peel the skin and cut into cubes.
  3. Heat 2 teaspoons of oil in a pan on medium heat. Once hot add cubed potatoes.
  4. Stir fry till it becomes light brown. Keep moving in between and remove it to another plate.

Making spinach paste:

  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a pan, once hot add chopped ginger, garlic and green chilies, sauté for a minute.
  2. Then add chopped onions. Sprinkle some salt on it. Cook them till they become translucent.
  3. Then add chopped spinach. Cook for 1-2 minutes or they are wilted. If cooked longer than it will lose its green color.
  4. Let it cool a bit and grind it into smooth puree using little water. Keep it aside,

Making aloo palak recipe:

  1. Heat 1 teaspoon of oil in the same pan. Once hot add chopped tomatoes. And cook till it becomes soft and mushy.
  2. Then add cumin powder, coriander powder, garam masala and salt. Mix and cook for a minute.
  3. Add pureed spinach.
  4. Add about 1/2 cup of water in the grinder, swirl it clean up and add that water to gravy, mix. Let it come to a boil.
  5. Once starts to boil add fried potatoes and stir gently.
  6. Add kasoori methi and mix.
  7. Let simmer for 2-3 minutes.

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