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Aloo Palak Gravy | Potato Spinach Curry




Spinach and Potato Curry Recipe / Aloo Palak Recipe / Saag Aloo Recipe


Aloo palak gravy recipe | aloo palak ki sabji | potato spinach curry recipe | Punjabi saag aloo recipe with detailed step by step photos.

Alu palak gravy is a Punjabi recipe. It is a combination of pureed spinach, boiled potatoes, and Indian spices. In Hindi, aloo/alu means potato and palak/Saag indicates spinach.

Aloo palak gravy is a healthy and tasty side dish that can be eaten with rice, roti, naan, and paratha.  Usually, I make dal palak with potato fry, but this time I wanted to try something new with spinach. So I made this dish last week and it turned out so delicious and flavorful.

I have once tasted this aloo palak gravy with roti (Indian bread) in Tandoori cuisine in San Diego. It was so yummy. You can also try this recipe when you have excess spinach in hand. Likewise, we can keep this gravy as a base and substitute the potatoes with paneer, chickpea, lentils, sweet corn, etc.

Aloo palak ki sabji is easy to make and the ingredients are easily available too. Even a beginner in cooking can try this recipe. Also, check out my other spinach and potato recipes that are given below, (Click the recipes for the link).

Toor dal palak recipe

Potato masala

Potato Roast 


Recipe - Aloo Palak Gravy | Spinach Potato Curry


Serves: 4
Cuisine: Indian.
Region: Punjab.
Course: Side dish.
Diet - Vegetarian | Vegan.
Prep time - 10 mins | Cook time - 30min | Total time - 40 min.


Palak aloo gravy Ingredients: 


Spinach - 1 big bunch
Onion - 1 medium size
Boiled potatoes - 4 medium size / 2 cups
Green chili - 3 to 4
Ginger - 2-inch piece
Garlic - 2
Cilantro - 4 sprigs
Water - 2 cups
Oil/Butter - 2 tbsp


Spinach and Potato Curry Recipe / Aloo Palak Recipe / Saag Aloo Recipe

Spices:

Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Bay leaf- 1
Star anise -1
Clove -2
Cinnamon - 2-inch stick
Cardamom - 2
Kasuri Methi (Dried fenugreek leaves) - 1 tsp
Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
Cumin powder - 1 tsp
Red chili powder - 1.5 tsp
Coriander powder - 2 tsp
Garam masala -1 tsp
Salt - As per taste
Sugar - 1/4 tsp


Spinach and Potato Curry Recipe / Aloo Palak Recipe / Saag Aloo Recipe


How to make aloo palak gravy:


1. To start with, take spinach leaves, ginger, garlic, green chili, cilantro in a blender jar. Grind them into a smooth paste along with little water and keep it aside.

2. Take a pan, melt butter/oil, once it is hot enough, start adding the spices one by one (cumin seeds, bay leaf, anise, clove, cinnamon, cardamom). Add chopped onions, saute until it turns translucent. (Note - Sprinkle some salt to speed up the sauteing process and keep the flame low while melting the butter).

3. Add the spinach paste.

4. Cook until the raw smell of spinach paste leaves. (Note: Do not cover it with lid).

5. Saute the paste until the water in spinach evaporates and reduces in size.

6. Add the 1 inch cubed boiled potatoes and mix them well.

7. Add water as per your required consistency (Note - I added around 250 ml of water).

8. Cook the potatoes until it is well blended with spinach.

9. Add spice powders, sugar, and salt at this stage.

10. Cook until the spice powder blends with curry/gravy. (Note: Add cashew paste/cream to make it rich and creamy, I didn't add as I wanted to reduce the calories).

11. Add crushed Kasuri methi on top and turn off the flame. (Note - keep the curry open to retain the green color and close it with a lid once it cools down).

Here you go....the Spinach with potato curry is ready to serve with rice, roti, and chapati.


How to make palak aloo gravy with step by step photos? 



1. To start with, take spinach leaves, ginger, garlic, green chili, cilantro in a blender jar. Grind them into a smooth paste along with little water and keep it aside.

2. Take a pan, melt butter/oil, once it is hot enough, start adding the spices one by one (cumin seeds, bay leaf, anise, clove, cinnamon, cardamom). Add chopped onions, saute until it turns translucent. (Note - Sprinkle some salt to speed up the sauteing process and keep the flame low while melting the butter).



Spinach and Potato Curry Recipe / Aloo Palak Recipe / Saag Aloo Recipe


3. Add the spinach paste.


Spinach and Potato Curry Recipe / Aloo Palak Recipe / Saag Aloo Recipe


4. Cook until the raw smell of spinach paste leaves. (Note: Do not cover it with lid).


Spinach and Potato Curry Recipe / Aloo Palak Recipe / Saag Aloo Recipe


5. Saute the paste until the water in spinach evaporates and reduces in size.


Spinach and Potato Curry Recipe / Aloo Palak Recipe / Saag Aloo Recipe


 6. Add the 1 inch cubed boiled potatoes and mix them well.


Spinach and Potato Curry Recipe / Aloo Palak Recipe / Saag Aloo Recipe


7. Add water as per your required consistency (Note - I added around 250 ml of water).


Spinach and Potato Curry Recipe / Aloo Palak Recipe / Saag Aloo Recipe


8. Cook the potatoes until it is well blended with spinach.


Spinach and Potato Curry Recipe / Aloo Palak Recipe / Saag Aloo Recipe


 9. Add spice powders, sugar, and salt at this stage.


Spinach and Potato Curry Recipe / Aloo Palak Recipe / Saag Aloo Recipe


10. Cook until the spice powder blends with curry/gravy. (Note: Add cashew paste/cream to make it rich and creamy, I didn't add as I wanted to reduce the calories).


Spinach and Potato Curry Recipe / Aloo Palak Recipe / Saag Aloo Recipe


11. Add crushed Kasuri methi on top and turn off the flame. (Note - keep the curry open to retain the green color, You can close it with a lid once it cools down).


Spinach and Potato Curry Recipe / Aloo Palak Recipe / Saag Aloo Recipe


12. Here you go....the Spinach with potato curry is ready to serve with rice, roti, and chapati.


Spinach and Potato Curry Recipe / Aloo Palak Recipe / Saag Aloo Recipe


I enjoyed the aloo palak curry with butter/ghee smeared hot roti.


Spinach and Potato Curry Recipe / Aloo Palak Recipe / Saag Aloo Recipe

*Health benefits of Potato:

  1. Potatoes are rich in carbohydrates.
  2. Potatoes are gluten-free and fat-free.
  3. It is a great source of protein.
  4. Rich in vitamin A, B6, C, copper, manganese, and Iron.
  5. Potatoes are low in sodium.
  6. It is a good source of fiber.
  7. It contains potassium which helps to lower high blood pressure.
  8. Full of Vitamin C which helps to prevent premature aging.
  9. It helps with digestion.
  10. Good for the skin.
  11. Good source of folate.
  12. It is high in resistant starch.


Spinach health benefits:

  1. Spinach is high in fiber.
  2. It is rich in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and Vitamin K. 
  3. Rich in Iron, manganese, and calcium. 
  4. It reduces blood pressure levels and oxidative stress.
  5. It strengthens bones.
  6. It improves digestion.
  7. High in antioxidants.
  8. It strengthens the immune system.
  9. Spinach is a low-calorie vegetable.
  10. It is rich in vitamins and minerals.
(*taken from Google and Wikipedia).


Few more recipes for you to try, Sweet potato fry recipe

Grilled sweet potato salad recipe 

Potato fry recipe

How to make ghee


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  1. Looks very yummy I am going to try this out.

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  2. Super healthy and appetizing :)

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