Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Garlicky Aloo Palak

It's been a week since I last posted a recipe. Then yesterday I made this really yummy spinach recipe which I had to share. But work having increased in leaps and bounds, I haven't found the energy to get myself to type it up.

Anyway, here it is. Try it and I am sure you will love it too.


  • 1 bunch spinach leaves
  • 2 medium potatoes, boiled and peeled
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 15 to 20 tiny pods of garlic (really tiny ones)
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 tsp ghee
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/4th tsp turmeric powder
  • salt to taste
Boil 3 cups of water. In a separate bowl, take 4 cups chilled water. It should be freezing cold. Wash the spinach leaves and drop them into the boiling water for a minute. Once the color of the leaves changes to a bright green, remove them from the water and immediately put them in the chilled water. Let them remain in the chilled water for three minutes. Now remove the leaves and put them in a blender and puree them. Watch the lovely green color of the spinach with awe! :-P

Chop the onions. Chop the boiled potatoes in medium sized pieces. Now heat the ghee (clarified butter) in a wok and add the cumin seeds. Now add the garlic cloves and saute them till they just about change their color. Now add the onions and saute them till they are translucent.

Now add the spinach paste, red chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric, potatoes and salt and bring the gravy to a boil. Turn the heat down, and simmer for five minutes. 

Serve hot with chapatis or jowar rotis!

Happy Cooking!

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