Alu Palak
Alu Palak Potatoes in spinach gravy
Written by Jayashree
Published on January 28, 2015

Spinach is widely used in my cooking. I like this green vegetable for its versitality. One can use it in various kinds of dishes, from starters to rice dishes. Being a store house of nutrients, its one of the reasons, vegetarians should use it. The gravy of spinach is the basis for many north indian dishes.

Today, I am presenting to you a North Indian  side dish which uses spinach along with potatoes. You guessed it right, Alu  Palak, an accompaniment with roti, nan or chapati. This is one of the favourites of many of us. 


  • 2 cluster of spinach
  • 2 onion
  • 2 tomato
  • 3 green chilly
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 3 cloves
  • 2 small sticks cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoon oil tsp
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • salt to taste
  • 2 potatoes
  • oil for frying


  • Remove the stalk of spinach leaves, cut, wash and blanch.
  • Make an incision on the tomatoes and put them in hot water for sometime.
  • Chop onions and keep aside.

  Grind the following:

  • Grind spinach along with green chilly, ginger, garlic, cloves and cinnamon.
  • Make a puree of tomato and onion together.


Heat oil in a kadai, and saute the puree of tomato and onion. Let the colour change and the oil leaves aside.Then add the spinach paste and let cook for sometime. Add salt and butter.


Cut potatoes into small pieces. Fry them in oil. Put them in the gravy before serving.  Potatoes in Spinach Gravy or Alu Palak is ready to serve. Children just love these fried potatoes, they ask for more.

Recipe updated

You can use paneer too and it is called as “Palak Paneer”. I have used Dinshaw Paneer. They are in cubes and ideal to use. Put the required quantity of paneer in hot water for ten minutes. Later, remove them aside and keep them on a tissue paper or colander. Deep fry them and use it the prepared gravy.

palak paneer
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  1. padma

    Delicious evergreen dish dear:)

    • jayashree

      Thankyou dear Padma

  2. Jeena

    Alu – palak , perfect gravy..Too good.

    • jayashree

      Thankyou so much Jeena

    • jayashree

      Thankyou dear Vani

  3. Anu

    Aloo Palak is always so healthy and nutritious, and you made it just PERFECT!

    • jayashree

      Thankyou so much Anu, good to have you here.

  4. Meri Rasoi

    yummy and delicious!!

    • jayashree

      Thankyou dear Shubha

  5. Panchal Antonees

    Nice to know about the allu palak curry. It should be a good mix with the rice.

  6. bushrazblogs

    Yummy…. Can’t wait to try it.

  7. Malalai

    Really healthy delicious recipe! I will try this one. I am eating really healthy it is my second week. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Sushma

    Very nice dish

  9. freda

    Looks delicious ! Love this wholesome dish 🙂

  10. Mayuri Patel

    I’ve had all palak often at restaurants but haven’t made it at home as yet. Your preparation with fried potatoes is very tempting.

  11. Priya Srinivasan

    I could eat it as such! Love the gravy and it tastes awesome with roti or rice ?

  12. Pavani

    That curry looks delicious. Love the spinach gravy.

  13. Priya Suresh

    Definitely a delicious side dish for rotis, adding potatoes makes this palak gravy more interesting.

  14. Sapna

    My favourite dish , I love it with roti and dollop of ghee.

  15. Jagruti

    Our family favourite and my son would eat this without yum!

  16. themadscientistskitchen

    Alu Palak mmm its been ages since I have made it. Sounds delicious.

  17. Uma Srinivas

    My kids favorite dish. Looks delicious and colorful:)

    • jayashree

      Thankyou Uma. I think all children like this dish.



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