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Dhaba Style Aloo Palak

Dhaba Style Aloo Palak is North Indian side dish. Dhaba Style Aloo
Palak is spicy spinach potato curry. Dhaba Style Aloo Palak is popular
gravy curry all over India in roadside restaurants specially in north
side Indian cities, those roadside restaurants called is dhabas, there
usually serve Punjabi foods and this aloo Palak curry also one of
them. This curry usually serve along with paratha or naan as
accomplishment. Potatoes and spinach come together and always a
great hit, yet again, in a Punjabi version of gravy style Aloo Palak.
There are two version one is dried aloo palak and another one is
gravy curry. So today I’m sharing gravy version of aloo palak.

Author: Binjal Pandya

Recipe type: Sabji & Curry
Cuisine: Indian


1 Big Bunch of Spinach or Palak (Cleaned)

7-8 Baby Potatoes
1 Medium Onion Finely Chopped
4-5 Garlic Cloves Minced
1-2 Inch Ginger Roughly Chopped
2-3 Whole Dry Red Chilies
1-2 Bay Leaves
2 Green Chiles
½ tsp Red Chili Powder
½ tsp Garam Masala
1-2 tbsp Kasuri Methi
¼ tsp Mustard Seeds
½ tsp Cumin Seeds
Pinch of Hing/Asafoetida
2 tbsp Oil or Ghee


1. Boil the potatoes with required water and salt till cooked, then drain the water, peel the skin and
keep aside.
2. Wash and clean spinach, then remove the hard steam parts from all leaves and keep aside.
3. Now boil the water in a big deep pan. Add ¼ tsp salt, once water starts boiling add spinach in it,
stir it and cook or blanch it for 2 mins or till soft.
4. Strain the cooked spinach thru strainer, pour cold water immediately over it to keep leaves color
5. Add the strained spinach into a mixer/blender jar along with green chilies and blend it to a fine
paste and keep aside.
6. Heat the oil or ghee into a kadhai or pan, add mustard and cumin, once it starts crackling add bay
leaves, whole red chilies and pinch of hing in it.
7. Add garlic, ginger and chopped onion, stir fry it till golden brown, then add red chili powder in it
and again stir it.
8. Now add the blended spinach puree in it, add salt, mix it and cook it for 2 mins, then add boiled
potatoes and again mix it well.
9. Sprinkle garam masala and crushed kasuri methi over it and cook it again for few mins on low
10. Dhaba Style Aloo Palak is ready. You can serve as a side dish with roti, paratha or naan along with
chopped onion and lemon wedge and enjoy the meal.

• You can use regular potatoes and cut it into big cubes.

Recipe by Binjal's VEG Kitchen at