Aloo Palak  (Potato and Spinach Curry)


Ingredients 2-3 large potatoes (around 1 lb) 10 oz frozen spinach (see note 1) 2 tablespoon oil 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 2-3 dried red chilies 3-4 cloves garlic finely chopped 1 medium onion finely chopped ½ teaspoon salt (adjust as per taste) ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder ½ teaspoon ground coriander ½ teaspoon red chili powder ½ teaspoon garam masala ¼-½ cup water (see note 3) 2 tablespoon lemon juice

Heat oil and add cumin seeds and dried red chili. Once the cumin seeds splutter, add garlic and saute for about one minute. Next, add the chopped onion and saute for 3 minutes, until they soften

Add the cubed potatoes, turmeric powder, coriander powder, red chili powder, and salt.

Mix well and saute for 2 minutes (step 5). Add ¼ cup of water and deglaze the pot well. Make sure there are no brown bits stuck. Next, add the frozen spinach.

Cancel saute mode and set the Instant Pot to pressure cook mode (on Low pressure) for 3 minutes. Do a natural release of pressure for 5 minutes, then do a quick release.

Set the Instant Pot back to saute mode and simmer until the excess moisture dries. Add garam masala powder and lemon juice.