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Table Set with Plate of Aloo Palak, Skillet, Water Glass and Fork
Potato Spinach Curry (Aloo Palak)
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
40 mins

This aloo palak is super comforting and packed with flavor! A vegan spin on the classic Indian potato spinach curry that's surprisingly easy to make.

Course: Entree
Cuisine: Indain
Keyword: vegan curry, vegan Indian recipe
Servings: 4
Calories: 233 kcal
Author: Alissa Saenz
  • 1 pound yellow potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 tablespoons vegan butter
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger
  • 1 serrano pepper, seeded and finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 12 ounces fresh spinach, very finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup full-fat coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  1. Place the potatoes into a large pot of salted water and set it over high heat. Bring the water to a boil and cook the potatoes until fork tender, about 10 minutes.

  2. Drain the potatoes into a colander and return them to the pot.

  3. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and cook it until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes, stirring frequently.

  4. Add the garlic, ginger, serrano pepper, ground cumin, cumin seed, garam masala, and turmeric to the skillet. Toast the spices for about 1 minute, until very fragrant.

  5. Add the spinach and water to the skillet. Stir everything and cook until the spinach has fully wilted and most of the water has evaporated, stirring frequently, about 5 minutes.

  6. Add the coconut milk and potatoes to the skillet. Gently stir everything to distribute the potatoes while you bring the coconut milk to a simmer.

  7. Remove the skillet from heat and stir in the lemon juice. Season the curry with salt and pepper to taste.

  8. Divide onto plates and serve.

Nutrition Facts
Potato Spinach Curry (Aloo Palak)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 233 Calories from Fat 113
% Daily Value*
Fat 12.5g19%
Saturated Fat 5.9g30%
Sodium 490mg20%
Potassium 607mg17%
Carbohydrates 28.7g10%
Fiber 5.2g21%
Sugar 3.2g4%
Protein 5.6g11%
Calcium 190mg19%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.