Aloo Palak


I love green gravies because of the vibrant color. Usually I prefer either finely chopped onions/ ground onion in my gravies, but for a change this time I thinely sliced onion and added little chat masala to the Aloo palak (Am I crazy????) But believe me the gravy was super duper hit in home. Jagadish  kept asking me what did I add extra this time.  When a little change can make hubby think its a happy smiley 🙂

Checkout my other recipes with Spinach and potato

Spinach Corn gravy

Keerai pappu

Oats Cracked Wheat Dhokla


Potato Curry

Potato Tikka

Potato Fry

Potato Wedges

Microwave Potato Chips

Spinach Potato Gravy

Preparation Time : 5 min | Cooking Time : 25 mins | Serves : 3

Recipe Category: Side dish


Spinach –  2 cups

Potato –  2, big

Onion – 1, thinely sliced

Green Chilli – 1 ( Adjust according to your spice level)

Ginger garlic paste – 1/2 tsp

Garam Masala powder – 1 tsp

Coriander powder – 1/2 tsp

Cumin powder – 1/4 tsp

Chat masala – 1/4 tsp

Sugar –  generous pinch

Turmeric powder – a pinch

Salt -as needed



  • Pressure cook potatoes until tender (for about 2 whistles or microwave the potatoes for 10 minutes). Peel off the skin and cut into bite-sized pieces and keep aside
  • Rinse the spinach well in water. Boil water with pinch of sugar and salt. Add the spinach to the boiling water. Cook and switch off the flame, after 3-5 mins drain and quickly pour cold water over the spinach. Transfer them into a blender and make fine paste, with green chilli



  • Add oil to the pan, when oil becomes hot add cumin seeds and it splutters. Add onion and ginger garlic paste and saute till the onions are translucent


  • Add the cooked  potatoes and saute for a minute. Add turmeric powder, garam masala,  chat masala, coriander powder, cumin powder and salt; gently mix everything cook till the potatoes are well coated with masala

aloo  palak

  •  Add spinach puree and cook for 3 – 4 minutes



My Notes:

  • Add water if you think the gravy is too thick
  • Sugar helps to retain the green color in spinach
  • To make rich Can add milk/fresh cream/coconut milk to the gravy
  • Whole spices (bay leaf, cinnamon, cardamom etc) can be added
  • Butter can be added for flavour
  • Tomatoes can be added while cooking onion
  • As chat masala already contains salt adjust the salt accordingly

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27 thoughts on “Aloo Palak

  1. […] Aloo Palak […]

  2. Marcela (tortadellafiglia) March 2, 2015 at 4:17 AM Reply

    oh! I’ve never tried it! Looks yummy!

  3. Amanda | What's Cooking February 28, 2015 at 6:01 PM Reply

    I love the color of this too! Wow. This looks so delicious and all of those spices make it so healthy and flavorful. Beautiful.

  4. Francesca Trucco February 26, 2015 at 1:41 PM Reply

    It’s sei so Healthy !!!thanks

  5. Sathya @Mykitchenodyssey February 25, 2015 at 5:36 PM Reply

    yeah.little change in our recipes would bring a great flavour.Delicious aloo palak vidhya

  6. coconutcraze February 25, 2015 at 1:58 PM Reply

    Looks yummy! That green is screaming…’eat me’!

  7. srividhya February 25, 2015 at 8:30 AM Reply

    Great dish.. pa this dish didn’t show up in my reader.. saw it in fb group.. dunno why

  8. Aanchal February 25, 2015 at 5:46 AM Reply

    My all time favorite. I make it almost once every week 🙂

  9. Sundari February 25, 2015 at 3:52 AM Reply

    Yummy gravy!! Well explained 🙂

  10. Chitra Jagadish February 25, 2015 at 1:21 AM Reply

    Love this… looks toothsome V…. 🙂

  11. swathi February 24, 2015 at 10:26 PM Reply

    Aloo palak looks delicious Vidya.

  12. Rani Vijoo February 24, 2015 at 10:25 PM Reply

    hmmmm…tempting rich gravy and dish ..

  13. Malar February 24, 2015 at 7:53 PM Reply

    Looks awesome Vidya!!! I always love the color of spinach…Great dish with roti 🙂

  14. Christy Birmingham February 24, 2015 at 7:27 PM Reply

    Thank you for the quality recipe here!

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