Aloo palak/Spinach (without gravy)

Hey guys! I have posted a recipe for Aloo Palak before but that was with gravy. This recipe is dry vegetable recipe. It is very basic recipe which can be made by anyone and using very simple ingredients. You can easily make this vegetable for tiffin early mornings and it tastes really good. This is a no hassle and easy to make recipe. Lets get cooking….


Palak/Spinach – 200 grams

Boiled Aloo/Potato – 4 medium sized

Turmeric Powder/Haldi Powder – 1 tsp

Red Chilli Powder – 1 tsp

Coriander Powder – 1 tsp

Cumin Powder – 1 tsp

Ginger paste – 1/2 tsp

Garlic (finely chopped) – 2 tsp

Green Chilly (finely chopped) – 1 tsp

Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp

Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp

Oil – 1 tbsp

Water – as required (approx 2 cups)

Asafoetida/Hing – 1/4 tsp

Lemon Juice – 1 tbsp

Salt as per taste


1. Finely chop the palak. Chop the aloo. In a wok take the oil. Add the asafoetida and mustard seeds. Once they crackle add the cumin seeds. Now add the ginger paste, green chilly and garlic. Saute till garlic is almost brown.

2) Now add the finely chopped palak. Add water in the palak so that palak is completely Submerged. Now add the turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder and cumin powder to the palak. Cover and let it cook for 10 minutes till palak becomes soft.

3) Now add the salt and chopped potatoes. Add some water again at this stage and cook again (without covering) till all the water is evaporated. Finally add the lemon juice. Mix it all well and switch off the gas. Serve hot with roti/paratha.

2 responses to “Aloo palak/Spinach (without gravy)”

  1. You know as a child I was a super fussy eater and I insisted on eating meat with everything! My mother made a version of aloo palak with diced cubes of mutton in it! It’s been years since I ate that, but you did trigger some awesome memories!


  2. Thrilled to find another food blog doing the challenge! Yay! Ditto!
    I love aloo palak. It makes for a great side-dish! 🙂


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I am a lawyer by profession but cooking has been my passion and hence my journey began as a home cook. I have been working with vegetarian recipes and post my recipes using simple ingredients and easy methods to follow.


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