Cook With Manali's Aloo Palak

Healthy and vegan, Aloo Palak is a super simple Indian style stir-fry where potatoes and spinach are cooked together with minimal spices! Tastes great with any flat-bread!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Keyword aloo palak
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 118 kcal
Author: Manali


  • 2 teaspoons oil, 10 ml, I used avocado oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • pinch hing, also known as asafoetida
  • 5-6 large garlic cloves, chopped
  • 3 dried red chilies, broken
  • 1 small red onion, 60 grams, chopped
  • 2 medium potatoes, around 500 grams, cut into small pieces, around 1/2 inch
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1/2 + 1/8 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 3 tablespoons water, as needed
  • 12 oz spinach, finely chopped, around 5 to 6 cups finely chopped spinach
  • 1/4 teaspoon garam masala
  • half lemon, juice of


  1. Heat oil in a large pan on medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add the cumin seeds and let them sizzle for few seconds.

  2. Then add hing, chopped garlic and dried red chilies. Break the dried red chilies before adding to the pan for more heat.

  3. Cook for 1 minutes until the garlic starts changing color. Then add the chopped onion.

    Cook the onion for around 3 minutes until soft and translucent.

  4. Stir in the chopped potatoes and mix.

  5. Add turmeric, coriander, red chili powder, salt along with 3 tablespoons water.

  6. Toss to combine until all the potatoes are well coated with the masala.

  7. Close the pan with a lid and let potatoes cook for 6 to 7 minutes until almost done on medium heat. Open lid and stir every 2 minutes or so.

  8. Start adding the chopped spinach slowly. Stir after each addition until the leaves. wilt. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes after adding all the spinach.

  9. Add garam masala and mix. You may skip the garam masala here if you want to keep it super simple.

  10. Squeeze in lemon juice and mix. There shouldn’t be any water left at this point.

  11. Serve aloo palak with a side of roti.

Recipe Notes

  1. To make this recipe gluten-free, skip the hing (asafoetida) or use a gluten-free asafoetida.
  2. This recipe is loaded with spinach, if you want less of it, you can definitely cut the spinach in half.
Nutrition Facts
Aloo Palak
Amount Per Serving
Calories 118 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Sodium 82mg 3%
Potassium 969mg 28%
Total Carbohydrates 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 1g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 160.2%
Vitamin C 48.9%
Calcium 12.9%
Iron 33.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.