This spinach potatoes / Palak Aloo recipe is very easy and simple . Spinach is cooked on slow fire with a combination of cubed potatoes and few simple spices like asafetida , red chili powder and salt only. The result is a delicious vegetable!
Preparation Time: 15 mins
Cooking Time: 10 mins
Makes 4 servings
- 1 medium size bunch, (500-600 gms )finely chopped spinach (palak)
- 2 medium size potatoes
- 1/4 tsp red chilies
- 1/4 tsp asafetida (hing)
- 1/2 tsp salt /or salt to taste
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 2 tbsp Olive oil
Wash the spinach very well, finely chop and keep aside. Wash the potatoes, peel and cut into small cubes.
Heat the oil in a wok / kadahi and add the Asafetida. Fry for few seconds till pink in colour.
Add chopped spinach and potatoes to the asafetida seasoning. Add in the spinach salt , red chili powder and baking soda . Cover and cook on a slow flame till potatoes are well cooked and blended with the spinach. Serve hot with chapattis or any other Indian breads.
Health benefits of Spinach / Palak:
Spinach is an excellent food loaded with tons of nutrients and a low calorie package. Greens like spinach are important for skin and hair, bone health, and provide protein, iron, vitamins and minerals.
As per studies the possible health benefits of consuming spinach include improving blood glucose control in diabetics, lowering the risk of cancer, lowering blood pressure, improving bone health, lowering the risk of developing asthma and more.