Garlic Potato Spinach Stir fry (Lasooni Aloo Palak)

Garlic Potato Spinach Stir fry (Lasooni Aloo Palak)

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Servings 4


  • 1 tsp. oil
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp. coriander or mustard seeds
  • 1 green chili thinly sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic thinly sliced
  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 3 medium potatoes peeled and cubed
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 medium tomato chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 cup water
  • 5 oz. spinach baby or chopped
  • cayenne or pepper flakes for garnish
  • lemon juice for garnish


  • Heat oil over medium heat. Add seeds and cook until well toasted. (For oil free, dry roast the seeds over medium heat until fragrant, then add 2 tbsp water or broth and proceed).
  • Add the chili and garlic and reduce heat to medium low. Cook until golden, you can also add in1/4 cup cooked onion here.
  • Add the turmeric and paprika and mix in. Add the potatoes and toss well for a few seconds.
  • Add tomatoes, cilantro, salt and 1 cup water. Mix well, cover and cook for 12 to 14 mins or until potatoes are tender.( You can add some cooked chickpeas at this point to make it into a meal).
  • Add in the spinach in2 batches, cover and wilt. then mix in, add a dash of salt and cover and cook for another minute. Taste and adjust salt and flavor. You can also add in some garam masala or curry powder.
  • Serve with flatbread or rice.
Keyword Cilantro, Garlic, Green Chili, Lemon, Potatoes, Spinach, Tomatoes