Aloo Palak Subzi ( Potatoes with Spinach – a dry dish)

My mom can’t believe that I actually cook so much of palak/spinach at my home. She tells me, I used to make a lot of fuss to eat this vegetable when I was a kid. The very thought of having something green swim in my plate, used to make me dislike this vegetable and mum had a tough time adding it to my diet.

Those days almost every kid was hooked on to the tele show ‘Popeye the Sailor Man’, who used to have a whole can/tin of Spinach to become strong and bash-up his enemies Sea Hag and Bluto,  to save his lady love – Olive Oyl!

Luckily for mum, our neighbour’s son (a Punjabi) started teasing me that he eats a lot of palak/spinach and only he is strong like Pop-Eye. So I asked mom to prepare this vegetable but on one condition that she makes it in a subzi form and not green gravy!(Quite ironic that I now smack up the green gravy dish -Palak Paneer )

Aloo palak was the dish mom learnt from our Punjabi neighbour and I loved it. I still continue to make this dish often at my home, not only because I love it but now as a ‘Mother’, I want my kid to get the best nutrition. I now realise, why Mama used to beg us to eat these nutritious dishes.

For all you Mom’s and to-be moms out there…with love from a Mom just for you Aloo Palak!


  • 2 Bunches of Palak(wash well and chop fine)
  • 2 Potatoes – chopped in cubes
  • 2 Tomatoes – chopped fine
  • 1 Onion      – chopped fine
  • 1 tsp of ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 tsp Cumin powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp Red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1-2 tbsp Oil


  • 1 tsp Garam masala(whole spice powder)


  • In a pan, heat oil and add onions, sauté till they turn transparent.
  • Add ginger-garlic paste and fry.
  • Then add cumin powder,coriander powder, red chilli powder, garam masala(optional) and turmeric powder and mix well.
  • Now add potatoes and tomatoes.
  • Fry well and cook till oil leaves the sides of the pan.
  • Add palak and salt.
  • Cook it for 20 minutes over medium flame.
  • Aloo Palak is ready. Serve hot as a side dish with rice or rotis.

Preparation Time : 30 mins

Serves : 4

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