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Monday, May 18, 2015

Aloo Palak | Potatoes-Spinach Curry

I must admit a few things before kick starting this post.The confession is nothing other than about the greeny vegetable spinach.Although I liked this veggie in various other forms,but the pureed version was the least preferred one.Kids also had a sign of disapproval too,may be inherited gene.However,when I tried this version of the spinach things took over for something really good.I loved the taste of the gravy very much with the creamy taste of cashews and tangy flavors of tomato and yogurt.I made this curry with chapathis and so its dinner time;and no natural lighting too to click pics.Anyways,am sure all your worries regarding this green gravy comes to an end with this recipe.Kids also accepted the curry not whole heartedly but they still liked as they had potatoes in them too.Hope you try and don't just ignore by the looks of green,like I did earlier(I have already tried this 3-4 times now).

Preparation time~15 minutes
Cooking time~ 20 minutes
Recipe source :youtube video
Serves 4-5

palak a large bunch(1.5 cups puree)
potatoes 2 boiled & cubed
butter 1- 1.5 tbsp
tomato pulp from one tomato/4 tbsp
yogurt/curd 2tbsp
garam masala 1/2 tsp
sugar1/2 tsp
salt to taste
to grind
onion 1 medium sized
ginger 1" piece
green chillies 3-4
cashewnuts 1tbsp
cumin seeds powder 1/2 tsp

  • Wash,clean and chop the spinach leaves,keep aside.Puree the palak leaves until smooth,transfer to a bowl and keep ready.In the mean time,boil one tomato for 5 mins and then remove from water and remove skin.Blend to get tomato pulp,keep aside.Boil the potatoes in a pressure cooker for 2-3 whistles,wait to release pressure.Then peel skin and cube them.
  • Add the ingredients under 'to grind' and blend to a smooth paste with the addition of little water.
  • Heat a pan and add butter.Saute the onion paste for 4-5 minutes until it changes color and gets cooked well,dries up.
  • Add the tomato pulp,cook for 2 minutes.When its done,add the beaten yogurt,mix well.
  • Now add in the palak puree and add the remaining  spices;garam masala,sugar and salt to taste.
  • Add half a cup of water and let it simmer for two minutes.
  • Finally,add in boiled potatoes.Simmer for another minute until everything looks combined and bubbles appear at the surface.
  • Enjoy your greens with chapathis or naan.

* You can add fried potatoes in this gravy to make it richer.
* You can substitute potatoes for paneer or gobhi or koftas or other vegetables keeping the base gravy same.
* You shouldn't cover and cook greens or keep covered after cooking else the gravy color will change.You should also keep in mind not to overcook this gravy for long.

* Palak-Paneer
* Palak Chicken


Gloria Fernandes said... Best Blogger Tips

just loved the colour vibrant..the combo of palak and pottao sounds yumm...healthy and delicious curry

FLAVZCORNER said... Best Blogger Tips

That's one green creamy dish. Spinach is one veggie I try to mix in everything the kids like... in pasta, omelets, pizza and even in smoothies.

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Love the combination of spinach & potatoes. Thanks for sharing!

Tisa Jacob said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice, green and gorgeous. White rice, this aloo palak- and you are set!

jasna varcakovic said... Best Blogger Tips

That potato-spinach curry looks awesome Julie!

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Aloo palak looks so delicious.

Rafeeda AR said... Best Blogger Tips

Amazing color of the dish... I am not very interesting in palak thanks to the after taste they leave but would love to try your version...

Anu Yalo said... Best Blogger Tips

Healthy combo..Killing look also...

Merry Tummy said... Best Blogger Tips

I like this style aloo palak (pureed), husband prefers chopped spinach-sigh!
This is so tempting and inviting. Beautiful pictures:)

Sona said... Best Blogger Tips

Loved the color and aloo palak looks awesome..

meena said... Best Blogger Tips

Love palak and paneer combination but potato fried gives it that extra taste.

Thermofan. Marisa G. said... Best Blogger Tips

Love green, love your Aloo palak!. Looks so delicious. No more problems at your home.

Remya said... Best Blogger Tips