Aloo Palak

I come back from office and I am thinking….what do I make for dinner??? hmmmm…tough one…I have only palak in my fridge, some tomatoes, potatoes and onions (it’s a Friday night, weekly purchased veggies are over!!!!)…so what do I make…well it is aloo palak time…

Dinner consisted of rotis, al0o palak sabzi and sliced tomatoes… 🙂

aloo_palak

Ingredients:

Potatoes: 2 nos
Palak / spinach: two bunches
onion: 2 nos
tomatoes: 2 nos
ginger-garlic paste: 2 tsp
jeera: 1 tsp
corriander leaves for garnish
oil: 3 tsp

turmeric powder: 1 tsp
Red chilli powder: to taste
Salt to taste
curd: 1-2 tbsp

Method:

1. Chop the spinach coarsely and wash it well in water.
2. Heat about 4-5 cups of water and blanch the spinach for a couple of minutes.
3. Remove the spinach form hot water and immediately rinse it under cold water.
4. Put the spinach in a blender or food processor and coarsely grind it.. ( I like the taste of the coarse spinach in my mouth wen i eat it… :-))
5. Heat some oil in a vessel, add the jeera and let it splutter.
6. Grind the tomatoes and onions and keep them aside.
7. Once the jeera splutters and becomes light brown, add the ginger garlic paste. Cook it for for about a min so that it loses the raw smell.
8. Add the chopped potatoes, tomato and onion puree and cook it till the potatoes are 80% cooked. (cook this with the lid closed on the vessel)
9. Once the potatoes are 80% cooked, add the ground spinach, salt, turmeric, chilli powder and cook with the lid open for some more time.
10. Once the sabzi is dry and cooked, add about a tbsp of curd and mix it well and cook this for another minute.
11. Once the sabzi is semi dry, garnish it with finely chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with soome rotis, salad and lemon

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~ by priyaskitchen on June 7, 2009.

6 Responses to “Aloo Palak”

  1. Nice to see you have started writing again. The combination was very tasty.

  2. First time to your blog. Looks like you have started blogging after a break..All the best..
    Nice and easy palak recipe..
    Good to know that you too are from Bangalore…

  3. I had made this today. and it tasted awesome! Thanks 🙂

  4. Yummm….Wish you could have made that for MY dinner tonight. Would have LOVED it. Will have to try my hand at authentic Indian cookery one of these days. Have a taste for it with my childhood in Pakistan.

    Also, thanks for coming by FigsWithBri! Happy New Year to you, too.

  5. Thanks Nishant and Cynthia…

  6. Perfect for a week night. and looks like a pretty balanced meal too. What was for dessert? 🙂

    Thank you for visiting and kind words about meera.

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