Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Aloo palak

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I try to include more Greens in my daily diet and one such green is spinach,which i use in preparing gravies,curries and dal's.Aloo palak can be prepared either in the dry form or a gravy and both go well with roti's.Here goes the gravy form of this.

Ingredients:
1 bunch of spinach
12-15 Baby potatoes or 3 Big Potatoes diced into cubes
1 Onion sliced
1 " Ginger
5-6 garlic pods
6-7 green chillies
1/2 tsp Garam masala
1 tsp Dhaniya powder
1/2 tsp Jeera powder
1 tsp Amchur powder
1/2 tsp jeera
2 tbsp Cream(optional,i did not use it here)
salt to taste
1 tsp oil


Method:
  • Blanch the spinach in the boiling water for 5-6 mins until soft,run under cold water to retain the color.Cool the spinach and run it in the mixie to a nice smooth puree.
  • Grind Sliced onions,ginger,garlic,green chillies to a fine paste in the blender.
  • Deep fry the baby potatoes(or diced potatoes) in oil or you can even shallow fry (I placed them in a greased oven tray and baked it until it browns on top approx for 10-12 mins).
  • Heat oil in a kadai,crackle jeera and add the ground onion mixture and fry until the fat separation happens,now add all the dry masalas and salt and cook for a minute,add the spinach puree and cook for 5-7 mins on a slow flame(Do not close it with a lid which helps in retaining the color).
  • Now add the fried potatoes to it and cook for 2 mins.Pour the cream all over.
  • Serve it hot with Roti/Naan/Poori and raitha(I made boondi raitha).



Note:
  • Avoid cream in the recipe for a Vegan version.
I am sending this to the sowmya's SWC: Cooking with greens Event which was originally started by Lakshmi
and as green is one of my favorite colors and as it is dominated in this dish, this also goes to Curry Leaf's "FIC:Favourite" event which was originally started by Sunshinemom of TongueTicklers .

40 comments:

Ushanandini said...

Wow! Aloo Palak! Healthy dish! Baby potatoes look so cute! Lovely snaps!

Padma said...

Aloo palak looks so tasty with those lovely green color and fried potatoes Prathibha :)

Priya said...

Tempting aloo palak looks gorgeous and greeny...

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Yummy and delectable nice color too!!!

Pooja said...

Looking yummy pavithra..I dont fry the aloos.Nice idea will try next time..

Vishali said...

Aloo Palak...OMG it looks mouth watering. I am ready to dig in :). Good one.

Vani said...

Healthy!

ARUNA said...

very colorful dish!

Happy cook said...

Looks really yumm.
Beautiful colour to.
Love the small potatoes in them.

Pooja said...

The aloo palak looks so colourful n inviting! Great shots as usual! You rock dear :)

5 Star Foodie said...

Beautiful green color and love the baby potatoes here! Yum!

Pooja said...

Hey Prathibha..something is awaiting you at my blog at: http://myexperiencewithcooking.blogspot.com/2009/05/mushroom-fried-rice-and-my-50th-post.html

Nithya Praveen said...

First time here...u have a neat blog.Sounds n looks good....i never thot of the shallow fry bit...this is interesting.Thanks for the wonderful recipe:)

Trupti said...

Aloo palak looks delicious Pratibha..lovely photos

Pavithra said...

Lovely looking prathy.. I always love this always with any veggies.. Raita is also one of my favourite..I am inviting myself to attack the platter,

Valarmathi said...

Yummy, healthy and lovely color. Looks tempting.

KavyaNaimish said...

woooow...baby potatos in palak gravy luks delicious...nice clicks Prathiba...

Srilakshmi said...

One of favs! I make it the same way too - love the clicks!

A2Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

very nice photos with tempting potatoes.

Cham said...

That should be a deadly combo!

Vrinda said...

looks so colorful and yummy,complete comfort food...

Gita's Kitchen said...

Awesome pictures Prathibha...its looks so good with the rotis and raita :)

Sush said...

lovely, adding baby potatoes to aloo palak is a nice idea :)

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Healthy and tasty! Thats a keeper!

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

including greens a lot is definitely a healthy idea!! looks yummy

rekhas kitchen said...

helthy dish and so beautiful color perfect with roti s na yum.

Prathibha said...

Thank you all for your lovely words..

@Nithya Thanks a lot lol for viisting my blog n passing those lovely words..

@Pooja Thanks a lot dear for thinking of me n passing that lovely award to me..

Vibaas said...

yummy recipe. i love anything with spinach :)

jayasree said...

Loved those baby aloos floating in palak gravy. Great photos.

Suparna said...

Pratibha,
This recipe can never fail to amaze me :) it's an all rounder goes well with rice, bread, roti, parathas......oh! so yummmm, Thanks for such drool worthy recipe and snap dear. Thanks for the new tip of frying the aloos.
Enjoy
TC

sowmya said...

looks so delicious...thanks for the entry for the event..

Sireesha said...

Aloo palak looks scrumptious...

AnuSriram said...

Aloo palak looks lovely! Nice recipe..

anudivya said...

Love the way the little potatoes have roasted. Nice color on the outside.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh wow aloo look nicely roasted....in that droolworthy green gravy....Yummy....

LG said...

Looks very tempting :) Loved the pics :)

Prathibha said...

Thank you all..:)

Sujatha said...

Love the baby potatoes floating on the greens.. looks very good..

Laavanya said...

I can never get enough of spinach too and the baby potatoes look cute in the gravy - nice meal with the boondi raitha.

Sweatha said...

Cute & Greeny.Thanks for the fulfilling green entry.The potatoes are looking so cute.Wholesome entry.

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