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May 9, 2013

ALOO PALAK | ALOO PALAK GRAVY RECIPE


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Aloo palak is in my try list for a long time. I have blogged Restaurant style palak paneer and Sindhi style palak paneer recipes..So I thought of trying aloo palak by combining those 2 recipes. It came out very well. We loved it a lot..We relished it with chapati.... Smile

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INGREDIENTS
To saute
  • Palak leaves – 2 cups
  • Sugar – 1/4 tsp
  • Cooking oil – 1 tsp
To pressure cook
  • Boiled Potato – 2 nos (big)
To temper & saute
  • Cooking oil + ghee – 1 + 1 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Crushed fennel seeds powder – 1/2 tsp  (optional)
  • Big onion – 2 nos
  • Ginger Garlic  paste – 1 tsp
  • Tomato -  2 nos
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Red chilli powder – 1.5 - 2 tsp
  • Dhania powder – 1 tsp
  • Garam masala powder – 1 tsp
  • Crushed Kasuri methi – 1 tsp
  • Salt & water – As needed
  • Milk – 1/4 cup
To garnish
  • Fresh cream or milk skin (paal aadai) -  1 tbsp
  • Lemon juice – few drops

METHOD
  • Pressure cook the potato and cube cut into small pieces.Set aside.Chop the onions finely and cut tomatoes into small pieces..
  • Wash the palak leaves..Heat a tsp of oil and saute the palak leaves till it shrinks and gets cooked. Add 1/4 tsp of sugar to retain the color of palak.Let it cool down completely. Then grind it to make a paste adding little water.
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  • Heat oil in a kadai , temper cumin seeds , fennel seeds powder &  then add the onions , ginger garlic paste.. Saute till raw smell emanates.Then add the tomato pieces and saute till mushy.
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  • Now add all the spice powders and mix well. Then add the palak paste , salt & saute for sometime in low flame.
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  • Lastly add the potato pieces , mix well. Add the crushed kasoori methi , milk and mix well..
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  • Add a tbsp of fresh cream or milk skin (paal aadai) before serving..Add few drops of  lemon juice & serve !

aloo piece

Note : For variations u can try adding green chillies instead of red chilli powder. If u use green chillies , saute them along with palak , grind and add..

14 comments:

  1. Nice one..I make it too especially when I don't have paneer..love it..

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  2. Toooo....yummmmyyyyyyy...!!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prathi Ruchi

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  3. Healthy and delicious gravy.. Looks very inviting..

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  4. Delicious and healthy! Will go well with rotis! :)
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  5. love this with rice..looks delicious

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  6. looks so delicious....love to eat with chapathi...

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  7. healthy and yummy and lovely green colour

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  8. Healthy and delicious.nice colour of the gravy.

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  9. Wow!! its a very gud substitute of Palak paneer..

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  10. Aloo palak looks very nice Chitra. I too wanted to try this for a long time instead of paneer. Nice color too!

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  11. Looks absolutely delish! Drooling over here! :)

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