Aloo palak kurma recipe
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aloo palak kurma recipe

potato and palak spinach curry south Indian style
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: South Indian
Keyword: side dish for chapathi, south indian curry
Author: Jinoo Jayakrishnan
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Ingredients

to cook palak

  • 1.5 cups palak - tightly packed & chopped roughly
  • 0.25-0.5 cups water
  • salt to taste
  • 1/8 tsp sugar

to grind raw: kurma masala

  • 1/2 inch cinnamon
  • 1 no cardamom
  • 2 no cloves
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 4-5 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 2 no green chilli
  • 1 tbsp cashew
  • 1 tsp khus khus
  • 1/2 cup coconut
  • 2 no tomato - chopped

for making kurma

  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 cup onion - finely chopped
  • 1.5 cups potato - cubes
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • salt to taste
  • 1-2 tbsp coriander leaves - chopped finely

Instructions

  • cook the chopped spinach with water, salt and sugar until it shrinks. let it cool completely and grind it to a fine paste. 
  • grind all the ingredients mentioned under " to grind raw" to a super fine paste and keep it ready. 
  • heat oil and fry chopped onions until brown. 
  • add the masala paste to the onions and fry for 2 minutes. 
  • to this, add potatoes, salt, turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder and water. 
  • mix well, close and cook until the potatoes are soft. 15-20 minutes
  • open and add the spinach puree. mix well. close and cook again for 5-10 minutes until oil leaves out. 
  • open and lastly add chopped coriander leaves. turn off and serve hot with chapathi /bread of your choice