Dec 182015

Aloo Palak Dry Sabzi is a healthy and delicious Punjabi recipe. Aloo Palak fry brings together the delicious flavours of potato and spinach in this mouth-watering preparation.

Aloo Palak Dry Recipe

Aloo Palak Dry Sabzi

It’s the second week of December and the local markets are awash with fresh vegetables. What better time than now to post a healthy vegetarian recipe green leafy vegetables are packed with nutrients, and it’s good to regularly include them in one’s diet.

I like my greens and one of the biggest challenges I face is to try and cook them in different ways. The spinach and potato combo is one of my favourites. Aloo palak dry sabzi is really delicious and just perfect for chilly weather.

Aloo Palak Dry Recipe:

Punjabi dry aloo palak recipe combines cubed potatoes, chopped spinach and a dash of spices. It’s simple but filling, lightly spiced and easy enough to fix. Learn how to rustle up this nutritious alu palak ke sabzi in a jiffy!

Potatoes are a staple dish in our home and anything with aloo in it is always welcome. This potato spinach Indian recipe is a breeze to cook and it pairs well with any Indian bread or rice. Palak is by far my favourite green and saag aloo is total comfort food.

If you are feeling decadent, you can stir in a knob of butter or a blob of desi ghee in the end to add flavour to this recipe for aloo palak!

How to make aloo palak dry curry:

To make dry palak aloo,  boil, peel and cube 2 medium potatoes. Wash and chop spinach.

Palak aloo recipe ingredients

Spinach and Potato

Finely chop onion and tomato, grate ginger, mince garlic.

Saag Aloo recipe ingredients

Alu Palak Ingredients

Heat oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Sizzle cumin and dry red chilli.  Add a pinch of hing, ginger and garlic. Saute for 30 seconds.

Add chopped onions and fry till they start to brown. 

Add tempering for saag aloo recipe

Potato spinach tempering

Add chopped tomato and cook till it turns soft.

Add tomato for dry palak aloo recipe

Saute tomato

Mix in boiled and cubed aloo and saute for half-a-minute.

Saute potatoes for aloo saag recipe

Add cubed potatoes

Sprinkle red chilli powder, tumeric and coriander powder. Mix all the ingredients well and cook for 4-5 minutes.

Spices for Potato Spinach Recipe

Sprinkle spices

Toss in the chopped palak. Add salt and mix well. 

Add Spinach to sauteed potatoes for aloo palak sabji recipe

Add spinach

Cook the aloo palak over medium heat for about 5 minutes, till the spinach wilts and all the moisture evaporates.

Cook aloo saag for alu palak recipe

Cook Potato Spinach

Transfer the palak aloo into a serving dish.

Punjabi Alu Palak Recipe

Alu Palak

Serve wholesome Aloo Palak with plain rice or parathas.

Saag Aloo Recipe

Aloo Palak Sabzi

If you are looking for more Indian recipes for spinach, do try out Potato Spinach Gravy, Spinach and Peas, Spinach Fritters and Spinach Cottage Cheese.

Punjabi Aloo Palak Dry Recipe details below:

Aloo Palak Dry Sabzi Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
Aloo Palak sabzi is a healthy Indian side dish that combines nutritious spinach with cubed potato and simple spices – a family favourite. The subtly spiced spinach and potatoes allows the fresh taste of palak to come through. The Indian spinach recipe does not call for much effort; it’s full of flavour and an Indian classic. So here's how to make palak alu.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Punjabi
Servings: 4
Calories: 135 kcal
Author: Shil
  • Potatoes – ¾ cup cubed
  • Spinach – 2 cups 1bunch chopped
  • Onion – 1 medium chopped
  • Tomato – 1 medium chopped
  • Ginger - ½ tsp grated
  • Garlic – ½ tsp minced
  • Dry red chilli – 1
  • Cumin seeds – ½ tsp
  • Asafoetida – 1/8 tsp
  • Salt – ½ tsp
  • Turmeric – ¼ tsp
  • Coriander powder – ½ tsp
  • Chilli powder – ¼ tsp
  • Oil – 2 tbsp
  1. For this palak aloo recipe. boil 2 medium potatoes. Peel and cube them. Wash the spinach thoroughly and chop finely.
  2. Chop the onion and tomato; grate the ginger; mince garlic.
  3. Heat about 2 tbsp oil in a pan. Temper with cumin seeds and dry red chilli.
  4. Add grated ginger, garlic, chopped onion and asafoetida. Sauté on a medium flame till the onion turns translucent.
  5. Tip in the chopped tomato. Mix well and cook covered till the tomato softens.
  6. Toss in the boiled and cubed potatoes. Gently sauté for 30 seconds. Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder and coriander powder. Combine well and cook for about 5 minutes.
  7. Add the chopped spinach and salt. Mix well and cook the potato palak for 4-5 minutes, stirring in-between.
  8. Don’t let the spinach cook too long. Once it starts to wilt, and all the moisture is absorbed, pull it off the heat.
  9. Transfer aloo palak dry sabzi onto a serving plate. Serve heathy aloo palak hot with Jeera Rice or Parathas.
Recipe Notes

You can omit the tomato and squeeze some lemon juice in the end.
For a wholesome meal, stir in a can of chickpeas.


Aloo Palak Dry Sabzi With Spinach And Potato | Punjabi Saag Aloo Fry
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Shil is a freelance writer, professional blogger, foodie, health advocate and travel enthusiast.

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