Mar 31, 2008

Recipe - Aloo Palak (with sesame seeds)

(Potato and Spinach cooked with sesame seeds)


Aloo palak curry is one of my favorite curries. This curry is very easy to make and has nice flavor to it. With sesame seeds garnish it looks beautiful :-)
What can I say, I am a girl. I learnt this recipe from my mom. Different kinds of curry powder's can be prepared with variations in ingredients. Some with coconut and mixture of dals or sesame and red chillies or peanut and red chillies the list can go on.....

Aloo palak can be prepared with the sesame curry powder sprinkled on top. But I like the look of whole sesame seeds on the curry.


  • Potato - 2 medium size
  • Spinach - 1/2 to 3/4 cup frozen is used or 2 cup fresh cut
  • Green chillies - 1 serrano pepper (one green chilli)
  • Dry red chilli - 2 (according to the spice level)
  • Red chilli powder - 1/2 teaspoon (optional)
  • Sesame seeds - 1 tablespoon
  • Turmeric - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Salt 3/4 teaspoon (according to taste)
  • Oil - 1 tablespoon

Vegetable cutting:

Cut potatoes in one inch cubes with skin, finely chop spinach and green chillies lengthwise.

Sesame seeds roasting (optional):

Preheat a medium sauce pan/skillet, sauté sesame seeds. Seeds will start to splutter in a minute or two. Turn off the heat.


In a medium size skillet preheat the oil on medium heat. Add Potatoes, green chillies or red chillies, turmeric, chilli powder (optional) and hing. Sauté for 8 - 10 minutes.

Add spinach after the potatoes are cooked.

Add salt and sauté for 2 minutes. Now add roasted sesame seeds, sauté for a minute and turn off the heat.

Serve hot with rice or roti for a quick meal.

Preparation time - 20 minutes
# Servings 2

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