Feb 3, 2014

Aloo Palak Curry

Aloo Palak  Curry (no added onion and garlic) – A delicious low calorie curry, made of potatoes and spinach. Best with rotis / puris / rice ..

Serves: 2 – 3


2 teaspoon oil

1 teaspoon jeera (cumin seeds)

¼ teaspoon hing (asafoetida)

½ teaspoon red chilli powder

¼ teaspoon turmeric powder

¾ teaspoon coriander powder

2 boiled potatoes (aloo), separately boiled and  slightly mashed

1 bunch spinach (palak)

½ teaspoon salt (or to taste)

½ (100 ml) cup water


Wash and clean palak (until water becomes clear  and without any dirt and impurities). Chop finely.

Dilute red chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder in 2 tablespoon water and make a smooth solution (spice mix).

Heat oil in a karahi / pan on medium heat. Add jeera seeds and fry on a medium heat until fragrant.
Add hing and fry well.

Add diluted spice mix and  stir on a low heat for 30 – 45 seconds until raw smell disappears and water dries up.

Now add slightly mashed potatoes, chopped palak, salt to taste and ½ cup water (up to the level of aloo and palak). Mix all the ingredients well. Cover with a lid and cook on a medium heat for 12 – 15 minutes until palak well cooked  and gravy thickens. Serve with rotis / pulao …

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