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SEE: How to make Aloo Palak

By HITESH HARISINGHANI
May 20, 2020 14:04 IST
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Aloo Palak

My mother would make this recipe quite often while I was growing up.

Since improving my cooking skills is one of my agendas in this ongoing lockdown, I decided to give it a shot.

It turned out to be delicious but I missed the quintessential 'maa ka pyaar'.

Watch this video to see how to make Aloo Palak:

 

Ingredients

  • 1 large potato
  • 400 gm spinach
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 tomato chopped
  • 2-3 green chillies
  • 5-6 cloves chopped garlic
  • 1 inch ginger chopped
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 small cube of butter
  • 2 tbsp oil

Method

For fried Aloo

  • Add salt, red chilli powder and cornflour to the diced potato.
  • Deep fry them till golden brown. Keep them aside

For palak

  • Blanch the palak in hot water for 2-3 mins
  • Remove the palak and add them to ice cold water.

To make Aloo Palak

  • Blend the palak. Keep it aside.
  • In a Kadai, add 2 tbsp oil and butter
  • Add cumin seeds.
  • Add garlic and onions.
  • Add ginger and green chillies. Saute for 4-5 mins
  • Add tomatoes and saute for 3-4 mins.
  • Add the blended palak.
  • Add half cup water and salt. 
  • Add red chilli powder and coriander powder. Allow this to boil.
  • Add fried potatoes and mix well.
  • Serve hot with chapati or steamed rice.

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