Friday, June 03, 2011

Aloo Palak (Curried Spinach with Potatoes)

Another new school for Little M. She is in Sr KG now. She is back in school after a 4 month hiatus. Expected some resistance but she was quite happy to go back, even if it was to a new one. Came back home declaring "I love my school and I love my teacher!" Hope the love lasts! :)

Aloo Palak


2 medium potatoes, cubed and boiled
1 big bunch spinach, cleaned & chopped
1 tbsp chopped cilantro (optional)
1 large onion, chopped
2 medium tomatoes, chopped
6-7 pods garlic, peeled, crushed and chopped
1 tsp each cumin powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder
Red chili powder and salt, according to taste
1 tsp Kitchen King Masala (optional)
1/4 cup milk
2 tsp cooking oil


In a pan, heat oil. Add chopped onions and fry until brown.
Add crushed garlic, spinach and cilantro (if using). Sauté for 2-3 minutes.
Stir in tomatoes and all the powders, except Kitchen King masala.
Cover and cook until soft.
Let cool and grind to a paste, adding a little water if required.
Transfer back to the pan, adding milk and the boiled potatoes. (I just nuked the cubed potatoes with a little water for 4-5 minutes in the microwave)
Bring to a boil, stirring often. Cover and cook on low for 5 minutes.
Adjust seasonings. Add KK masala at the end.
Serve aloo palak with chappatis.


Santosh Bangar said...

gr8 and healthy recipe

Sharmilee! :) said...

Aloo and spinach what a yummy combination

Pavani said...

Good luck to Little M and to you too. Curry looks delicious.

jayasree said...

I love this combo...Looks delicious.

LG said...

Looks delicious! Trust you are doing good.

Prathibha said...

Love aloo palak,simple n yummy..I replied you in FB regarding chintaku..chk it

Prathibha said...

Love aloo palak,simple n yummy..I replied you in FB regarding chintaku..chk it

Priya said...

Good luck to ur Lil angel...Healthy aloo palak looks delicious and simply inviting..

Jayashree said...

Hugs to Little M....I am so glad she likes her new school.


I recently had this in one of my friend's place and loved this a lot,have to try on my own,nice recipe!

Cham said...

Kid adapts very quickly new places! Hope she enjoy the new school! The aloo palak should be great!

Kannada Cuisine said...

Aloo palak looks fab! Good luck to little M

Anonymous said...

Fabulous recipe! I have tried several of your recipes and each on has turned out scrumptious. Thanks, Vani!

Vani said...

Santosh, Sharmilee, Jayasree, Raks - thanks :)

Pavani, Priya, Cham, KC - thanks for the wishes for M :)

Pratibha - checked. thanks. I'll have to try get them in Mysore, I think. Will let you know.

Jay - hows T liking her new school?

Kanchan - thanks for trying out my recipes and letting me know. So glad you like them! :)

Vani said...

LG - Doing good. Thanks for checking :) Left you a msg on your blog as well.

Saee Koranne-Khandekar said...

How comforting!

Macrobid said...

I was searching for blogs related to Indian dishes with potatoe.Great work .My kids will love it.


Cefzil said...

Potatoe dishes are rich in starch.But spinach is good for health.I really like the way you narrated the complete cooking process.I was searching for some blogs based on cooking.All the ingredients are easy to obtain.Great work.


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Arch said...

Hey Vani, good to know you are back in Bangalore and great that M likes her school. Its still fun at her age :)

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Anonymous said...

Hi Vani,

I tried your recipe y'day and it came out grt! my husband also loved it!

Thanks for this recipe!