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May 9, 2013


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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....

 aloo PALAK

1 cup - 200ml
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 to1.5 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

  • 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..

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

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

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

  4. Delicious and healthy! Will go well with rotis! :)

  5. love this with rice..looks delicious

  6. looks so to eat with chapathi...

  7. healthy and yummy and lovely green colour

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

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

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

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


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