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Aloo Palak Recipe (Potatoes Spinach Curry)

Aloo palak is an easy healthy delicious side dish with spinach, potatoes and Indian spices. This aloo palak curry is very mildly spiced, comforting and tasty. Best served with rice or roti or can be used as filling for wraps and sandwiches.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: aloo palak
Servings: 3
Calories: 79kcal
Author: Harini


  • 4 cups spinach leaves finely chopped
  • 2 cups potatoes cubed
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/2 cup onion finely chopped
  • 2 green chilies slit
  • 1 teaspoon ginger garlic paste or minced ginger garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • salt to taste
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice


  • Prep the spinach leaves as mentioned above. Finely chop the cleaned leaves.
    Cleaned and finely chopped spinach leaves
  • Next scrub and peel the potatoes. Cut them into cubes. Also finely chop the onions.
    potatoes and onions chopped
  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a pan. Temper with mustard and cumin seeds. Add slit green chilies and saute well.
    tempering cumin and chilies in oil in a cast iron pan
  • Add the finely chopped onions and saute well.
    chopped onions
  • Add cubed potatoes and mix. Cook in open pan for 6-7 minutes.
    potatoes added to chopped onions
  • Add the chopped spinach or palak leaves and mix well.
    Finely chopped spinach leaves added to sautéed potatoes
  • Add required salt, 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder and 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder, garam masala and ground coriander
    adding spice powders for making aloo palak
  • Mix well and continue to cook.
    Making aloo palak curry
  • Cook for 6-7 minutes in medium flame until potatoes are well cooked.
    aloo palak recipe making
  • Remove from flame, add lemon juice and mix well. Serve aloo palak warm or cool it down and pack in lunch.
    aloo palak recipe- Indian spinach potato stir fry ready to serve


Use fresh and tender spinach leaves for best results.
Serve warm or cool to room temperature and pack in lunch box


Serving: 3g | Calories: 79kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 140mg | Potassium: 274mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 3850IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 2mg