Aloo Palak – Potato & Spinach

Serves: 4


60ml Sunfoil sunflower cooking oil
10ml Crushed garlic
5ml Finely sliced ginger
1 Large onion, finely chopped
1 Green chilli, finely sliced
300g Potatoes peeled and sliced into 2cm cubes
½tsp Turmeric
½tsp Cumin seeds
½tsp Garam masala
½tsp Black mustard seeds
½tsp Ground cumin
½tsp Ground coriander
300g Spinach leaves Salt
25ml Fresh cream



  1. Boil potatoes in turmeric and salted water until slightly soft.
  2. Drain potatoes and set aside.
  3. Heat Sunfoil cooking oil in pan.
  4. Add black mustard seeds.
  5. Add onions, ginger, garlic, chillies and cumin seeds sauté for 3 minutes until onions are translucent.
  6. Add potatoes and the remainder of the spices garam masala, ground cumin and ground coriander.
  7. Add a little water if necessary.
  8. Simmer for a few minutes allowing the potatoes to absorb the spices.
  9. Add fresh cream.
  10. Add the spinach and allow to wilt into the potato mixture.
  11. Season with salt.

Health Tip

A great combination of vegetables and grains. Just add a lean protein – like fish, skinless poultry or lean meat and possibly a salad.


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