Aloo – Palak/Potatoes in Spinach Gravy.

Aloo Palak/Potatoes in Spinach Gravy

Smita
Crispy potatoes simmered in tangy ,creamy spinach gravy.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian Cuisine.
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 4 Cup Fresh Spinach Leaves
  • 6 Small/Medium Potatoes ,Boil and cut into two piece.
  • 1 Medium Onion ,thinly chopped
  • 1 Tsp Chopped Ginger
  • 1/2 Tsp Chopped Garlic
  • 1 Tsp Ginger-Garlic Paste
  • 1 Tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 Dry Red Chillli
  • Pinch of Asafoetida
  • 1+2 Tbsp Mustard Oil /Ghee/Oil of your choice.
  • 1 Tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 Tsp Dry Mango Powder
  • 1 Tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • 1.5 Tsp Besan /Gram Flour
  • Salt according to the taste.
  • 1 Tsp Turmeric Powder
  • Cream For Garnish(Optional)
  • 1 Tbsp Fresh Cilantro Leaves.

Instructions
 

  • Boil Potatoes till they are still firm and fork tender.(use 1 tbsp of potatoes while boiling the water . It will infuse little salt in potatoes ,other wise it will feel bland.
  • Cut them into two halves. Keep them aside.
  • Wash Spinach leaves and and dip it into hot water .Prepare a bowl full of cold ice water and drop it immediately into cold water. This process is called blanching.
  • Make a smooth puree of these blanched spinach leaves. Do not use any water while making this. It should be a smooth gravy .Keep it aside.
  • Take a wok /Pan. Add 1 tbsp oil to it. Pan fry Potatoes till they look crispy and light brown. Remove them from pan and keep them aside.
  • Take the same pan again .Add rest 2 tbsp of oil(you can reduce the quantity ,if you want).Heat it.
  • Once its hot add cumin seeds and dry red chilli to it .Add asafoetida to it .
  • Add chopped onion ,and garlic to it .Saute it on medium/low flame.
  • Once they look little transparent add ginger garlic paste to it .
  • Saute it for 2-3 minute .Add turmeric ,coriander powder, red chilli powder, dry mango powder and gram flour at this stage .Saute it on low flame for 4-5 minutes.
  • Add ginger to it .Mix it nicely.
  • Add potatoes and mix it with all the spices really well. Saute for 1-2 minute.
  • Add spinach puree to it .Add salt (according to your taste).
  • Cook it for 1-2 minute .Do not cook it long ,otherwise your spinach will turn black. Add garam Masala now. Mix it well.
  • If you want to add cream ,mix now.
  • Taste the Curry and adjust the seasoning .
  • Garnish with Cilantro leaves and serve.
  • Tastes best with Naan ,Roti or Kulcha.

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