Dhaba Style Aloo Palak


  • 3 tbsp. oil
  • 1 dried red chilli
  • 1 tsp. cumin seeds/jeera
  • 2 tbsp. garlic
  • 1 tbsp. ginger
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 large potatoes
  • 2 medium tomatoes
  • 1 tsp. red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp. coriander powder
  • ¼ tsp. turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp. garam masala
  • 2 cups spinach/palak
  • 1 tbsp. ghee/clarified butter

Note– Please read recipe notes in the end.

Main Equipment Used

Steps In Making

  1. Heat oil in a kadai. Now add dried red chilli and cumin seeds and sauté for few seconds.
  2. Then add finely chopped ginger and garlic and sauté till it gets a light golden colour.
  3. Further add diced potatoes and cook for 4-5 minutes or until they turn soft.
  4. Add finely chopped tomatoes and cook till the tomatoes turn soft, it will take around 3-4 minutes.
  5. Now add all the dried spices, red chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder garam masala and mix well.
  6. Add chopped spinach and cook for 4-5 minutes or until the spinach reduces in size and is perfectly cooked.
  7. Lastly add a spoon of ghee and roast the palak aloo or a minute.
  8. Serve hot with paratha or pulka.

Recipe Notes

  • Do not add water after adding palak as it will release its own water and cook well.
  • Do not skip garlic as it adds lot of flavour. The combination of garlic and spinach goes really well.
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