To make homemade Aloo Palak, which is a delicious Indian dish made with spinach and potatoes, you can follow the recipe below:
- 2 cups spinach leaves, washed and chopped
- 2 medium-sized potatoes, peeled and cubed
- 1 medium-sized onion, finely chopped
- 2 tomatoes, finely chopped
- 2-3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1-inch piece of ginger, grated
- 1 green chili, finely chopped (optional)
- 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
- 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
- 1 teaspoon coriander powder
- 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder (adjust to taste)
- Salt to taste
- 2 tablespoons oil or ghee (clarified butter)
- Water as needed
- Heat oil or ghee in a large pan or skillet over medium heat.
- Add cumin seeds and let them splutter.
- Add minced garlic, grated ginger, and chopped green chili (if using). Sauté for a minute until fragrant.
- Add finely chopped onions and cook until they turn golden brown.
- Add chopped tomatoes and cook until they become soft and mushy.
- Add turmeric powder, coriander powder, red chili powder, and salt. Mix well and cook for a minute.
- Add cubed potatoes to the pan and mix them with the spice mixture.
- Add a little water, cover the pan, and let the potatoes cook for about 5-7 minutes until they are partially cooked.
- Once the potatoes are partially cooked, add the chopped spinach leaves to the pan.
- Mix well, cover, and cook for another 5-7 minutes until the potatoes are fully cooked and the spinach has wilted.
- Check the seasoning and adjust if necessary.
- Remove from heat and serve hot with roti (Indian bread) or rice.
That’s it! You have homemade Aloo Palak ready to enjoy. You can garnish it with a dollop of yogurt or a squeeze of lemon juice if desired.