Spinach is one of the healthiest foods mentioned by the world health foods. It is rich in anti -oxidants and store house of nutrients.It consists of Vitamin K,Vitamin A, manganese,iron and Vitamin B2 and B6. One needs to include it on a regular basis in their diet.

Spinach can be used in various ways in our diet. I love using this as it can be used for a range of dishes such as Alu Palak, Dal Palak and  Palak Tambli. I had made a kebab and it had turned out delicious. I even used  in making dry snacks such as Palak Sev.

Here is an accompaniment Palak Kofta Curry which you can use it with steamed rice or roti.

palak kofta curry

Ingredients that you need are :

For the curry :

  • Spinach 3 clusters
  • onion 2
  • ginger 1 inch
  • green chilli 2
  • red chilli powder 1tsp
  • milk 2tbsp
  • cream 2 tbsp
  • coriander powder 1tsp
  • salt to taste
  • oil for cooking

For the koftas :

  • boiled potatoes 3
  • onion 1
  • green chilly 2
  • spinach leaves  a few
  • ginger 1/2 inch
  • bread 2 slices
  • coriander leaves 2 tbsp
  • garam masala powder 1/2tsp
  • amchur powder 1/4 tsp
  • salt to taste
  • cornflour for binding
  • oil for shallow frying

Method :

For the spinach curry :

  • Blanch the spinach leaves. When cool grind to a paste.
  • Take oil in a kadai andadd the ginger,then add and  saute the onions. As they turn pale , add the spinach paste. Allow to boil for a minute.
  • Add milk,coriander powder, garam masala powder ,red chilly powder and salt.
  • Finally, stir the cream into it.
  • Let the flavours blend together.

For the koftas :

Koftas are usually made by deep frying in oil. But, I have adopted the healthier version of cooking and it is equally tasty.

Take a bowl and mash the potatoes. Add finely cut onions, a few spinach and coriander leaves which are chopped into bits. Grind the chilli and ginger together. Mix all the spicey powders along with bread and salt. Knead well. Make flat balls and keep aside. Make a paste of cornflour. Dip these koftas into and it and shallow fry on a skillet.

To serve:

Put the koftas in the curry just before serving.

Some quick notes for you :

  • Do not blanch the leaves for more than two minutes.
  • If you want to make a vegan dish, add almond milk instead of milk and avoid the cream. This also tastes good.
  • Garlic may be added for the curry. I have not added. Use ginger garlic paste and saute.
Palak Kofta Curry
Palak Kofta Curry

Palak Kofta Curry

Palak kofta curry is a tasty accompaniment from North Indian cuisine. Guilt free, melt in the mouth koftas are dunked in a spinach gravy, makes a tasty treat with any meal.


For the gravy

  • 3 cluster spinach
  • 2 onion
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 2 green chilli
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 2 tablespoon milk
  • 2 tablespoon fresh cream
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • salt
  • 2 teaspoon oil

For the koftas

  • 3 boiled potato
  • 1 onion
  • 2 green chilly
  • spinach leaves
  • 1/2 inch ginger
  • 2 slices bread
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1/4 teaspoon amchur powder
  • salt to taste
  • cornflour for binding
  • oil for frying


For the gravy

  1. Blanch the spinach leaves, keep aside a few for koftas.

  2. When cool grind it to a paste.

  3. Take oil in a pan, add ginger, saute for a while, then add onions.

  4. As the onions turn pale pink, put the spinach puree. Allow to boil.

  5. Add milk, coriander powder, red chilly powder, garam masala powder and salt.

  6. Lastly, add the cream, let cook for sometime.

To make koftas

  1. Take a bowl and mash the potatoes

  2. Add finely chopped onion, spinach and coriander leaves to it.

  3. Grind the ginger and chilli together.

  4. Mix all the spice powders along with salt and bread to it.

  5. Knead well.

  6. Make flat balls and keep it aside.

  7. Make a paste of cornflour.

  8. Dip the balls in it and shallow fry on a skillet.

To serve:

  1. Put the koftas in the gravy and serve immediately.


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Palak Kofta Curry

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    • Hello Jade,
      Many thanks for the visit. Here in India,a cluster of leaves with stalks are tied together and sold. Each bundle costs around 5 to 10 Rs. I hope this helps.

  1. Spinach if my favorite vegetable. I enjoy it prepared any way. I’ve never had it in a curry and look forward to trying it this way. Thank you for linking with See Ya in the Gumbo this week.

  2. Yes, even I love spinach alot and will be adding it in curry, rice ,Sai bhaji, parathas, puri, dal, paneer…
    But never tried koftas. Will try sometime.
    Thank you for the recipe Jayashree.

  3. This is a beautiful recipe dear… I would love to pair with my rotis and this is good to go with plain rice or any pulao..

  4. I have never made this classic curry ever before, can you believe it. Reading your post, I guess I should make it soon. Looks absolutely delicious.

  5. What a lovely idea jaya !!! Koftas in spinach gravy really looks so eye-catchy… its a lovely way to include greens in our diet

  6. The colour just pops here, jayashree not to differ the vibrant colour of the spinach ! The kids love koftas in most forms , & am sure to make this soon

  7. lovely option for palak dish, so healthy indeed !! the non-fried kofta in this green gravy really is looing so tempting that one will surely enjoy with some hot phulka 🙂

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