Alu Palak (Potato and Spinach Stirfry)


  • 2 bunches of spinach, chopped, washed and drained
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 3-4 finely chopped garlic cloves
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 medium potatoes, diced
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 2 green chillies, chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp Kashmiri red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes

Method –

  1. Heat oil in a pan
  2. Add cumin seeds and garlic
  3. Sauté till the garlic turns light golden brown and add the onion
  4. Once the onions are soft, add the diced potatoes
  5. Cover and cook potatoes for 3-5 minutes on low flame
  6. Open lid, after 2 minutes, add tomatoes and green chillies
  7. Add salt to taste
  8. Cover and cook till the potatoes are almost cooked
  9. Once the tomatoes are mushy, add coriander, red chilli, turmeric powders and chilli flakes
  10. Cook till oil releases from the sides
  11. Add chopped spinach, cook covered on medium heat
  12. Open lid and cook till water dries up and oil separates

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