Aloo Palak Recipe – Potato Spinach Curry

Aloo Palak Recipe – Potato Spinach Curry

Servings

3

Prep

5 min

Cook

20 min

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Ingredients for Aloo Palak

Palak Bunch ¾
Potatoes 2 medium sized
Onion 1 big
Tomato 1 big
Cinnamon stick / Dalchini 1”
Cloves / Laung 3
Oil 2 tbsp
Black Pepper 3-4
Cumin seeds / Jeera ½ tsp
Garlic 12-15 cloves
Ginger ½ “
Green Chilli 6
Cilantro / Dhanya ¼ cup
Dried Fenugreek leaves / Kasuri methi 1 tsp
Kashmiri red Chilli Powder ½ tsp
Coriander - Cumin powder / Dhania - Jeera powder 1 tsp
Curd 1 ½ tbsp

Ingredients for Garnish

Grated Cheese 1-2 tbsp

Prepping for Aloo Palak

  1. Rinse the Spinach leaves very well in running water. Keep the stems which are tender.
  2. Fill a kadhi or wok with water until half way and bring it to a boil.
  3. Now add the spinach leaves and boil it for a 1-2 minutes.
  4. Now turn of the flame and remove the spinach and add cold water on it.
  5. And immediately give a ice bath so to stop over cooking the spinach and to retain the fresh green color.
  6. Once cool add it to the blender. No need to blend right now just keep it aside.
  7. Boil and cube the potatoes

Method for making the Onion Tomato Puree

  1. In a wok add a little oil and once hot add the cinnamon stick, cloves, black pepper wait for 30 seconds and then add the Cumin seeds.
  2. Once the cumin starts sizzling add the Ginger Garlic and cook for 1 minutes.
  3. Now add the onions and green chillies and cook 3-4 minutes or until the onions start looking golden brown in color. You can sprinkle a little salt enough for the onions right now.
  4. Add the tomatoes and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Once the tomatoes are softened add the Cumin, coriander, red chilli powder, salt dried Fenugreek leaves and Cilantro. Mix and cook for 3 minutes.
  6. Now lower the flame and add the curd. Mix well and cook for 1 minute.
  7. Turn off the flame and let this mix come down to room temperature.
  8. Once at room temperature add it to the same blender with the spinach. And blend well.

Method for making the Aloo Palak Gravy

  1. In the same kadai or wok, add a little oil and once a little hot boiled and cubed potatoes, along with some salt and turmeric powder.Cook for 1 minute
  2. add the spinach, tomato and onion puree.
  3. Add garam masala and fresh cream. Mix well and cook for a minute.
  4. Now turn of the flame and add lime juice (optional, ( it helps in digestion)
  5. Grate some cheese on top and serve hot
  6. Aloo palak goes really well with roti, naan, paratha or jeera rice.

 Tips From Alpa

  1. I always prefer to soak the spinach in room temperature water along with some salt for 15- 20 minutes. This helps the impurities come off the spinach easily when you rinse the leaves under running water.
  2. I always store the water in which we blanched the spinach as it has flavour and nutrients from the spinach. This water can be used as a base for soups, any curry dishes or even for kneading the dough.
  3. Never cover the spinach while boiling or cooking, or the spinach will turn dark.
  4. Remember to add the lime or lemon juice in the end, it helps in digestion and also promotes iron absorption.

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