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Aloo palak sabzi | How to make potato dry curry with spinach

Aloo palak sabzi is a dry stir fry recipe made by tossing potatoes in basic spices and spinach leaves. Learn this basic aloo spinach dry curry with the help of a video and stepwise pictures for beginners.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4
Calories 180 kcal


  • Frying pan



  • 6 potatoes (medium size)
  • 2 cups spinach (palak chopped)
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 6 garlic pods
  • 3 green chillies
  • 1 onion (3/4 cup)
  • ¾ tsp salt (as per taste)
  • ½ tsp chilli powder
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • ¼ tsp asafoetida
  • Few tbsp of water



  • Rinse six medium size potatoes, peel the skin and chop into bite-sized pieces. Keep aside.
  • Wash spinach leaves(around two cups packed) and chop them, keep aside.
  • Chop 1 medium size onion (3/4 cup) and garlic (6 pods).

Recipe for potato spinach stir-fry:

  • Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a frying pan.
  • Add 1 tsp cumin seeds and let them fry for few seconds.
  • Next, add fine chopped 6 garlic pods and fry them for half a minute.
  • Add one medium size onion (around 3/4 cup) and 3 slit green chillies.
  • Saute the onions for a minute until they become transparent.
  • Put 3/4 tsp of salt(as per taste) required for the sabzi.
  • Add 1/2 tsp chilli powder and saute just ten seconds.
  • Next, add the chopped potato and saute for two minutes.
  • Aloo pieces tend to stick to the bottom hence stir without break.
  • When potato pieces start roasting slightly add palak(spinach) leaves and mix.
  • Add 4 tsp of turmeric powder.
  • Sprinkle few tablespoons of water and mix quickly.
  • Put some asafoetida and cover the pan with a lid.
  • Cook potato for around eight minutes until the potatoes become soft.
  • Stir often to avoid potatoes stick to the bottom.
  • Switch off and serve with dal rice and rotis.



1) Add garam masala powder a half teaspoon at the last stage if you wish to enhance the flavor.
2) Similarly, you can use a few drops of lemon juice before switching off to get a tang touch.


Calories: 180kcal
Keyword Aloo palak sabzi, Aloo sabzi with spinach, Aloo spinach stir-fry, Potato dry curry with spinach, Roti sidedish, Urulaikizhangu keerai varuval
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