Wednesday, 25 July 2007

Aloo Palak

When ever we used to visit a restaurant, there would be a common order, like Butter naan, Butter Chicken and for vegetarian dish it would be either Palak Paneer or Aloo Palak. This has been coming from my childhood days. But now the items in the order have changed because of the new restaurants budding everyday, and elaborated menus.
But still, the dishes I mentioned are my favorite till date :)


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Aloo Palak



I always thought that preparing Aloo Palak is a tedious and a long process, till I came to know about the recipe, and it looked very easy and no-fuss type. I made this for dinner yesterday and served with some hot rotis and it was a hit!

Now to the Recipe,

Ingredients:
Palak/Spinach: 500 gms
Ginger Garlic Paste: 2 Tbsp
Onion: 1 big, chopped
Green chilies: 4, chopped (adjust acc. to taste)
Aloo/Potatoes: 5, boiled and diced
Turmeric: 1 Tsp
Ghee/Butter: 4 Tbsp
Cumin seeds: 1 Tsp
Garam masala: 1 Tsp
Coriander and Cumin powder: 1 Tsp
Fresh cream: 1 Tbsp
Salt to taste

How I did it:

  1. Boil spinach and Keep aside.
  2. Take oil in a small Kadai and fry onions, green chilies and ginger garlic paste.
  3. Blend them to a fine puree, along with boiled spinach and keep aside.
  4. Heat ghee in a wide pan, fry cumin seeds and add spinach and onion mixture. Boil covered on low for 5 mins.
  5. Now add the potatoes, garam masala, coriander-cumin powder, salt and water if needed. Boil for few minutes till the potatoes absorb the flavor.
  6. Season with fresh cream.
  7. Serve hot with hot rotis or jeera rice.


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Aloo Palak



And the Verdict:
Creamy, Rich and Delicious.
Its even perfect for children as it is low in spice levels.

29 comments:

Saju said...

yum, that looks awesome!

Suganya said...

Love the color!

Apple said...

Yummy yummy spanz...I made palak paneer yesterday with rotis...coincidence....:D

Kajal said...

I made this same recipe but not boiled the palak but crush it so its color looks fresh green. You can see on my blog.
Your recipe is also quit simple and delicious my dear. I ove this recipe.:)

Vcuisine said...

Palak in any form is great and that too with aloo a double treat cinnnamon. Very nice. Viji

Prajusha said...

hi cinnamon,
aloo palak looks rich and colorful:)

Maninas said...

aaaargh! i had a bag of spinach in the fridge for some time, and didn't know what to do with it... we used it in stir-fry, and kind of forgot about it! I wish i'd seen your post then.... :)
we had a fantastic spinach and i think it was mushroom dish at our local Indian restaurant... yum

archana said...

Very beautiful green colour. The sabzi must be equally tasty. Nice recipe :)

Cinnamon said...

Saju, Thank you!
Suganya, The taste was equally good :)
Keerths... Thanks ra, post ur recipe soon!
Kajal, you recipe looks delicious too, next time i will try ur version!
V, It was indeed a treat!
Prajusha, Thanks!
Maninas, May be you can try this next time, Iam sure you will love it!
Archana, Thanks, and yes it was!

sunita said...

I adore spinach in any form...the aloo-palak looks wonderful :)

bee said...

beautiful pictures.

Laavanya said...

Hey Cinnamon, that looks great! I like Aloo Palak too.

Coffee said...

That green colour is very inviting! Lovely pic!

Cinnamon said...

Sunita, Spinach is my fav too!!
Bee, Thank You!
Laavanya, Thanks, your palak paneer was great too :)
Coffee, Thanks!

Priyanka said...

Looks so delicious...the fresh greens really tempt the palate... thanks for sharing...

Jyothi said...

Hi Cinnamon, looks awesome. I love this combo very much. I have aloo and palak in freeze. Tomorrow only i will give a try of your version. Thanks for sharing.

Asha said...

How beautiful! I love that creamy green sauce,healthy too.Thanks for this Cinnamon!:))
I just got your URL in my blog roll!

Tee said...

healthy & delicious! I love Spinach...it is so versatile.

Dee said...

simple yummy comfort food!nice picture

Poonam said...

Very nice color and texture!

Sharmi said...

looks great. you added cream too, must be tasting divine.

Neelam said...

Hi Cinnamon..evn I have made aloo palak today what a coincidence! But my recipe is different frm urs, I will try yours the next time I make it.

Padma said...

I love the thick gravy...and must be tasting really good.

Richa said...

palak gravy looks thick & rich, ghee sure does add taste :)

Cinnamon said...

Priyanka, Thanks, and it was pleasure sharing with everyone!
Jyothi, do let me know how you liked it!
Asha, Thank You!
Tee, ya, definitly healthy!!
Dee, Thanks!
Poonam, Thank You!
Sharmi, It was indeed :)
Neelam, I will try ur version too!!
Padma, yes it was!!
Richa... adding ghee, it would be much more delicious :)

Aruna said...

Oh my Cinnamon!!! what a perfect looking Alll Palak u got in there.... Yummy is all I can say!!!!

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swapna susarla said...

the color is fabulous!!

Sia said...

beautiful colour of palak. i can almost taste it right now:)

meeso said...

Just about any spinach dish I am ready to try! Your pictures look so appealing :)