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Monday, June 18, 2012

aloo-palak-recipe
    A healthy side dish recipe, in which potato(aloo) is cooked with Indian spinach. This is very rich and creamy tasting side dish, without any much fatty things. I had aloo palak for the first time only last year in a friends home,when they served it along with vegetable rice. I had no idea about the taste of it until that day. It was yummy and Aj & Vj too loved it. I was thinking why I had not tried making at home so far. Even at restaurants I have never thought of tasting such a nice dish. I make palak paneer at home as Aj loves it and I thought I can make it the same way except for the panner I can add aloo. So I made the palak paneer recipe even more simpler to make and made this aloo palak. And it turned out finger licking good!  Its perfect for weekend lunch. I made it along with peas pulao and it was perfect for it. You can also make it as side dish for roti

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Aloo palak recipe

Indian Lunch
Prep Time: 10 mins    |  Cook time: 30 mins    Serves: 3

Ingredients

Palak (Indian spinach)  2 cups, tightly packed 
Potato  3 
Onion  1 
Tomato  2 
Green chillies  4 
Ginger garlic paste   1 tsp 
Garam masala powder  1/4 tsp 
Coriander powder  2 tsp 
Pepper powder  1/2 tsp 
Kasoori methi  2 large pinche s
Sugar  1/4 tsp 
Milk  1/4 cup 
Salt  as needed 

TO temper

Oil 2 tsp
Cinnamon 1 inch piece
Cardamom 1
Cloves 1

Method

  1. Separate the leaves of spinach from the thick stem. Wash and clean the leaves. Heat a pan and add the washed leaves, green chillies and cook in medium flame. The water in the leaves is enough to cook the leaves.Cook until the leaves reduce in volume. Set aside. Heat oil in the pan and add the items given under ‘To temper’ table. Just give it a fry and add finely chopped onions.Fry till transparent. Add ginger garlic paste and fry for a minute.
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  3. Mean while, after palak cools down and grind it to a smooth paste.Cook potatoes and peel it, cube it.
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  5. Add chopped tomatoes and required salt and fry till mushy. Add coriander powder and kasoori methi. Fry for a minute. Add the ground palak puree,sugar and cook in medium flame for 2 minutes. Add 1/4 cup water while it gets cooked.
  6. 2-aloo-palak
  7. Add the boiled, cubed potatoes, salt and mix well. Add milk at this time and mix well. Cook in medium flame. Do not boil in high flame.
  8. 3-aloo-palak
  9. Cook for 2 minutes. Lastly add garam masala and pepper powder. Mix well and switch off the stove.
  10. 4-aloo-palak

Notes

  • Adding sugar retains the colour of the spinach.
  • You can skip ginger garlic paste and add either finely chopped ginger or chopped garlic while frying onion.
  • Instead of boiling potatoes and adding as such, you can deep fry until golden brown and add to the gravy.
            
     Serve with rice or roti. We had with peas pulao! Its yummy and healthy too! No much oil too in this.

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69 comments:

  1. I am drooling over here... beautiful clicks...

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  2. healthy and delicious...

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  3. Healthy and Tasty one... Thanks for ur tip...

    http://recipe-excavator.blogspot.com

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  4. This is one of my favourite Indian dishes. Depending on my mood I change herbs and spices I add to it.

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  5. Wow! that looks so yumm..Loved that last shot :)

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  6. lovely!!! U forget to mention about green chili's in that procedure but I can see its added with spinach. we can add the green chili as such while grinding the spinach rite?

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  7. What a lovely color raks!! Lovely clicks as always!

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  8. The clicks are really Lovellly Raks! Whenever I visit your site, I get the sense of trying it and eating it immediately!

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  9. Lovely dish. will try for sure :)

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  10. Superb click Raks
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  11. Perfectly done raji, love those bright green colors.

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  12. What a coincidence Raji.Today i was thinking to search this recipe and u've posted it.Will try within a week .

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  13. good recipe! palak is there in my fridge ..will surely try out this!

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  14. Lovely curry and stunning pictures. An awesome post :)

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  15. Delicious and healthy recipe. Just admiring the look of it.

    Deepa

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  16. Healthy and yummy recipe...Love the color..

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  17. love your step by step pictures and the gorgeous color!

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  18. Omg, wat an incredible gravy..simply loving it.

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  19. Admire its looks.....healthy and tasty recipe. Do visit of mine at your free time. http://sanolisrecipies.blogspot.com

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  20. Good one raji !! Love this anytime !! I think u forgot to add the addition of green chillies while grinding the palak...

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  21. nice..a beautiful sidedish to go with your rotis..

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  22. Lovely, I do it the same way. Deep fried potato tastes yummier but I usually avoid it as the addition of milk turns the gravy quite rich.

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  23. Looks tempting, I also make dry version. Nice clicks.

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  24. I've been planning to try this recipe ever since we had the same at a restaurant.I believe potatoes make any curry stand out among the rest and this one is no different.Love the bright green colour of the gravy!

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  25. Lovely green curry...Looks very yum

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  26. Ddelicious n healthy gravy, appealing color!!

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  28. This looks so so yummy! I cant wait to try!! :-) Beautiful pictures by the way! x

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  29. Not a big fan of anything with greens in gravies...but guess this thick creamy sidedish will change my mind, looks tempting

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  30. I love this one..nice n creamy and more importantly wid spinach,yummy

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  31. delicious n tempting...yummy

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  32. Looks delicious. This is what I am making for dinner tonight :)

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  33. Very delicious, love that rich green color..

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  34. This is a fav at home...ur version looks too good Raks..The color is vivid green too..Love it!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  35. Very nice clicks our family Favourite

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    Veena

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  36. yummy healthy n delicious,.....

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  37. Hi Rajeswari ,

    Aloo palak looks delicious and

    neat presentation :)

    one request to you Rak ,

    I posted a guest post at Lavanya's blog.

    Do drop a comment at Lavanya's recipes....

    thank you Rak and Keep on:)

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  38. Healthy and delicious and simple to follow. Nice!

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  39. Wonderful gravy with the combo of aloo and palak. Love the vibrant green color

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  40. WOW - I am so happy I have found this site - I love home style cooking but have no one to teach me - now I can learn from all these step by step pictures! Spinach is my FAVOURITE!!
    Thanks!

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  41. Love the dish..it's so green. :)Thanks for sharing your recipe. :)

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  42. Hi there... i tried this recipe... turned out grt.. my family really appreciated the new dish ..:) and i must add... i have tried 2 other recipes... shahi paneer and bhindi masala... n they r our hot favourites with roti.. :)

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  43. i'm totally smitten totally in love with you... bachelors lyk me are now top chefs

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  44. This receipe is definitely a keeper..wonderful taste.Thanks!!

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  45. Yummmmy..... I prepared this last night with jeera rice and my entire family enjoyed it... :)

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  46. Yummmy.... I prepared this with jeera rice and my entire family enjoyed :) Thanks Raks...

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  47. it is very oil less dish and very tasty good for health

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  48. it is very oil less dish and very tasty good for health

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  49. I have made Palak dishes for years now. But I must say, this turned out to be the best palak dish forever. Its so mild in its flavors, and yet so yummmmmm... My family wiped the wok clean. Thank you for this!

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  50. Saw this today and had it for lunch! Simply awesome

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  51. Saw this recipe and made it for lunch! Simply yummy!!

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  52. Thank u for the lovely recipe, trying it for dinner tonight. ♥ ur blog!

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  53. hi
    tried this recipe today with minor adjustments to suit our palate.
    it turned out delicious. everyone enjoyed it a lot.
    cheers,

    Priyanka.

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  54. hey. tried out your recipe today! turned out great.. thanks!!1

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  55. Awsome recipe...mixd sweet corn wid this..n its tasty...

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  56. Do we need to add oil while cooking spinach leaves? I didn't get that....

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  57. Do we need to add oil while cooking spinach leaves? I didn't get that....

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  58. No need to add oil. I have said water that is in the leaves after washing, is enough to cook them. No oil

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  59. can we add cream instead of milk?

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  60. Hi/... have tried your recipe, this one comes just the super way.... thanks for sharing....

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  61. Hi, I have tried this one, it came just awesome.... beautifully explained.... i got typical green colour gravy for first time i can say.... thanks for sharing....

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  62. Hi,

    The milk added must be boiled milk or chill milk ?

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    1. Anything will be fine, if its fresh milk, then for safer side, you can use boiled cold milk.

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