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Alu Palak is my husband's favourite dish. He can eat it any time with roti or rice. He likes it in nice green color.



  • 1 lb spinach
  • 2 potatoes
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 green chilles long,if small take 4
  • tea spoon minced ginger
  • tea spoon minced garlic
  • tea spoons lemon juice
  • 1 tea spoon maida(all purpose flour)
  • /2 tea spoon cumin seeds
  • /4 tea spoon turmeric powder
  • /2 tea spoon red chilly powder
  • /2 tea spoon garam masala
  • table spoon oil for tampering and frying
  • salt to taste


  • Boil 3 cups water in a pan. Add washed spinach in boiling water. Take out spinach after 2 minutes in a colander,now pour some cold water on it.
  • Make a coarse paste of spinach and green chillies in a mixer.
  • Half boil the potatoes. If you are boiling in the pressure cooker, take 3 whistle. Peel the potatoes and cut into big pieces.
  • Take 2 table spoon oil in pan, heat it and fry the potatoes from both the side. Keep aside the fried potatoes.


  • Heat 2 tablespoon oil in the pan. Add cumin seeds, ginger,garlic and onion.Saute it.(those who like tomato taste with palak at this point they can add 1 chopped tomato and fry for 2 min)
  • Add spices.
  • Add spinach paste.boil it for 2 minutes.Make paste of maida with one tablespoon of cold water and add into the spinach. Boil more for 2 minutes.
  • Add potatoes, mix well.


  • Add lemon juice.
  • Serve hot with roti, naan ,parathas or rice.


You can replace potatoes with paneer and here is your recipe for palak paneer.
  • Those who like creamy taste, in the end before adding lemon juice they can add fresh thick cream. I would suggest you to make alu palak without cream and palak paner with cream.

Food Event:
This is my entry for the -

Curry Mela event being hosted by  Srivalli of Cooking For All Season.

 WYF:Colour In Food event being hosted by EC of Simple Indian Food.


Comments (5)

Lovely colour of the gravy...thanks for participating

my pleasure...

wow thats really something...looks great manisha..thanks for the lovely entry!

Thanks Srivalli.

Great colour.I love palak in any form.Will give your recipe a try.