Aloo Palak (Potato and Spinach Curry) is an easy to prepare and flavorful Indian dish, where potatoes and spinach are cooked in spices!
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How To Make Aloo Palak (Potato and Spinach Curry)
I have been making aloo palak for many years now and it is still a huge hit when I serve it. I boil the potatoes and add it to the cooked spinach with a blend of aromatic spices.
I normally blend the spinach but decided not to do so this time. People eat with their eyes and the pureed greens look like baby food. Imagine photographing it as well, just too difficult to make it look appealing.
However, whether you puree the spinach or chop, the flavors taste absolutely amazing! It is delicious served with roti, naan or rice. I served mine with gluten-free flatbread and it was so delicious. Some of my popular curry dishes are:
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- Energy: 197 kcal / 823 kJ
- Fat: 7 g
- Protein: 4 g
- Carbs: 30 g
- Preparation: 10 min
- Cooking: 30 min
- Ready in: 40 min
- 4 people
- 3 medium potatoes, peeled and chopped
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds
- 1 onion, chopped
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 inch ginger, grated
- 1-10 ounce bag chopped spinach, fresh or frozen
- 2 teaspoons ground coriander
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
- 1 teaspoon ground paprika
- sea salt, to taste
- Boil potatoes in large pot until tender, about 15 minutes. Drain water and set aside.
- Heat oil in a large saucepan on medium-high heat, add cumin seeds until sizzling. Add onions and cook until soft, about 3 minutes.
- Add garlic and ginger and cook for another minute, stirring constantly
- Add coriander, cumin, turmeric, paprika.
- Stir in spinach and cook stirring until wilted, about 2 minutes.
- Season with salt. Add potatoes and stir occasionally for flavors to blend, about 3 minutes.
- This recipe is really forgiving so you can make variations of it.
- Add 1/4 cup coconut milk to make it more creamy.
- Add pepper if you want it spicier.
- Add a chopped tomato and cook longer to add gravy.