Aloo Palak – Indian Potato Spinach Gravy

Aloo Palak – Indian Potato Spinach Gravy !

Aloo Palak - Indian Potato Spinach GravyAn uncommon recipe for a common dish. I am not really sure, why it’s never occurred to me to post a household recipe such as Aloo Palak in my site for all these days. It is one of the tastiest combination of potato and spinach you can find anywhere. You can also add a couple more of the green chilies and make it spicy if that suits your taste. Like always, I have kept my recipe completely vegan, but certainly did not compromise on the taste. With all the healthy goodness from spinach and nuts, it is a dish that I can pretty much guarantee, to attract the spotlight at your dining table. 

The procedure is very easy to follow, as you can see in my short video. If you are allergic to nuts, you can omit the cashews and replace with thick coconut  milk. It does take several spices to strike the right taste, but every spice that you add contributes to the taste and plays an important role. So be sure not to miss any of it, except Garam Masala. There’s a lot right here with developing a complex flavor profile, starting with the spices, followed by ginger, garlic and chilies. The deepened flavors are later picked up by the potato chunks. What comes out is a rich gravy suitable to adorn any serving of rice or roti’s on your table. Here is recipe for Aloo palak- Indian potato spinach gravy…

Ingredients:

  • 1 bunch Spinach (Palak)
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 15 baby potatoes
  • 1/2 inch ginger
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 2 green chilies
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4 cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp garam Masala powder ( optional)
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro

Directions:

  1. Boil the potatoes with skin and drain the water. Cut them in halves and place aside.
  2. In a medium size pan, drizzle and heat 2 tsp oil and sauté cinnamon sticks, bay leaf, cloves.
  3. Later add ginger, garlic, green chilies and onions.  Continue to sauté for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, blanch the Spinach and soak the cashew nut in water, for 10 minutes.
  5. Blend the Spinach, soaked cashews, raw chopped tomatoes along with the sautéed onions.
  6. Bring them to a smooth consistency with ½ cup of water.
  7. In a separate pan, add 2 tsp oil and saute cumin seeds.  When they start to sizzle, add blended Spinach paste.
  8. Continue to stir as you add turmeric powder, red chili powder, cumin powder, coriander powder and salt. Cover the lid and let it cook for 2 minutes.
  9. Later add garam Masala, boiled potatoes and add water. Stir well and cook for 5 more minutes.
  10. Garnish with cilantro.

Aloo Palak - Indian Potato Spinach Gravy

Aloo Palak – Indian Potato Spinach Gravy

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4 person

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch Spinach (Palak)
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 15 baby potatoes
  • 1/2 inch ginger
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 2 green chilies
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4 cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp garam Masala powder ( optional)
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro

Instructions

  1. Boil the potatoes with skin and drain the water. Cut them in halves and place aside.
  2. In a medium size pan, drizzle and heat 2 tsp oil and sauté cinnamon sticks, bay leaf, cloves.
  3. Later add ginger, garlic, green chilies and onions. Continue to sauté for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, blanch the Spinach and soak the cashew nut in water, for 10 minutes.
  5. Blend the Spinach, soaked cashews, raw chopped tomatoes along with the sautéed onions.
  6. Bring them to a smooth consistency with ½ cup of water.
  7. In a separate pan, add 2 tsp oil and saute cumin seeds. When they start to sizzle, add blended Spinach paste.
  8. Continue to stir as you add turmeric powder, red chili powder, cumin powder, coriander powder and salt. Cover the lid and let it cook for 2 minutes.
  9. Later add garam Masala, boiled potatoes and add water. Stir well and cook for 5 more minutes.
  10. Garnish with cilantro.
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