Thursday, January 4, 2007

Aloo Palak

This is a healthy recipe with the creamy spinach in it added with the rich starchy potatoes all blended with a variety of spices in it.Both are very easily avilable vegetables in any of your grocery stores and take very little time to prepare.Its a easy recipe and tastes simply superb.

Spinach - 1 bunch
Potatoes - 2 large
Onion - 1 large[1 cup puree]
Tomato - 2
Garlic -3 cloves
Ginger - 1 inch piece
Pepper - 1/2 tsp
Garam masala- 1tsp
Chilly powder -1 tsp
Turmeric powder- 1/s tsp
green chillies -2 finely chopped
Milk -1/4 cup
sugar -1/2 tsp[optional]
cumin -1 tsp
Oil - 1 tsp

1.Wash, clean,chop finely a bunch of spinach
2.Then cook them with little salt and chilly powder for 5 mins untill they turn dark green.Then keep aside. Pressure
cook all the potatoes ,chop them up into snall cubes and keep aside
3.Add onion,garlic,ginger and tomato to a blender and puree them all together.
4.Now take a large pan ,add 1tsp oil and cumin to it.Wait till it splutters.Then add this puree to it and fry till all the raw smell vanishes.
5.Then add turmeric powder ,chilly powder , garam masala,pepper to it.and fry for 3 mins.then add green chillies and then add the spinach to it and add the milk then add potatoes to it and cover and cook for 5 mins.
6.Now open the lid and cook for 5 more mins and then garnish with butter and serve hot with jeera rice or parata's.


Asha said...

Excellent looking dish and healthy too.Thanks!:)

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

Hey thanks Dear.It tastes good too.Give a try.

Sangeeta said...

Great recipe. Easy to make and nutritious.

Seema said...

Hey soumya , aanude indu adanne madiddu ..haaha . Neenude iga kochi haki maduda soumya. Cool enagude henge jasthi istha. Aanu photo thegadu madugidde ashte bereyabagaladru post madthe

Vcuisine said...

A healthy and nutritious side dish Sowmya. The presentation was good. Viji

Coffee said...

Nice and healthy Soumya!!!! :) I have always made palak with paneer and corn and other such things..... never with potato. But this sounds simple and delicious. Will be trying it soon!!! :)

Sia's corner said...

hi puttakka... good to see u start ur blog...:) god!!! so many recipes already... looks like u too r hooked to bloggin like me n akka;) he he he...
happy blogging:)

Vini K said...

Hi Soumya,

I have blogged my version of aloo palak on my blog too!Yours looks nice ,would go very well with chapathis/parathas..:)

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

Hey sangeetha ,
thanks dear

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

Hey seema,
anu eradu reethili maduthe.Cool same pinch again

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

Hi Viji. You never miss to drop by my blog and writing some comment.thanks a lot dear.

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

Hey supriya,
Thanks .Waiting to see your snaps and new recipes with wonderful pictures.

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

Hey Vani.I have got to see your vertion and will try that next time.Thanks dear

Latha said...

Thanks for the excellent recipe, Sowmya. My mom never used palak (proper southie... only the other greens) and now i keep hunting for variations with this green. I tried it today; great tasting and extremely versatile. BTW, to check with the doctor... is it good to eat palak for dinner? i normally end up making proper indian food for dinner (so hubby benefits) and palak also features quite often. Do give us your advice... Thanks!

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

Hi Latha,
Thanks for trying and happy to know that you liked it.Now about your question.Its fine tyo use greens at any time of the day.Even night.well i love to eat them in night because as the blood can absorb better during stress free time and thus we will be benifited.

Amna said...

Lovely recipe,would like to link you on my blog...

Mum2K-Lord said...

Just made this dish and it was great. I used mustard greens instead of spinach.

Anonymous said...

hi there,
u have mentioned pepper?? black pepper powder or red chilli powder.. can u advise . thx