Tender potatoes in a creamy curry spinach sauce – this vegan aloo palak is a wonderful dinner to make at home.
Is there anything more delicious than a warm and cozy bowl of vegetable curry? This aloo palak is a wonderful way to enjoy India cuisine at home. It’s simple to make and full of rich, warming flavors.
It’s also been super cold yesterday and today, so naturally all I want to do is keep really warm and have something warm and spicy simmering on the stove. This curry is so easy, and it’s so good. Darryl loves all Indian food, but this particular dish is one of Darryl’s favorites. There’s something about the rich, full fat coconut milk and the flavorful yellow potatoes that makes it melt in your mouth. It’s perfect for those nights when you are craving Indian food but don’t want to drive on the snowy roads to go get some.
This palak curry recipe can be made more or less spicy depending on your taste. If you prefer things to be on the milder side, start out with about one tablespoon of curry powder and taste it. If you want to increase it, you can do that, but you can’t remove the spice once you’ve already added it.
Spinach and Potato Curry (Aloo Palak).
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- 1 medium sweet onion chopped
- 6 Yukon gold potatoes peeled and diced
- 2 cups frozen chopped spinach
- 1 can full fat coconut milk
- ½ cup refrigerated original coconut milk I used SO Delicious brand
- 2 Tablespoons curry powder
- 2 teaspoons Garam Masala
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1 ½ teaspoons sea salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- ¼ teaspoon turmeric
- Basmati rice for serving
In a large pot, cook the onion in the olive oil over medium heat for about five minutes until the onion is translucent.
Add the potatoes and spices and stir. Cook for about 3 minutes.
Add the can of full fat coconut milk, ½ cup of refrigerated coconut milk, and bring to a simmer.
Reduce heat to medium low and cover. Cook until potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes.
Add the spinach and stir. Cover pan and cook until spinach is heated through, about 5-7 minutes.
Season with more salt and pepper if desired.
Serve over rice.
Just a note about canned coconut milk: I find that not all canned coconut milks are created equal. The best versions have a really thick layer of coconut cream on top, and not as much coconut water. I prefer Thai Kitchen brand or So Delicious Culinary Coconut Milk.
made this multiple times now – so so delicious!!
Delicious and easy to make.
Just made this for dinner. So easy and my 10 year old is loving it! Thanks for the great recipe.
Yay! So glad it was a hit! Thanks for letting me know.
It’s tempting !! Loved the coconut milk Potato and spinach combo !!?
YUM! This looks so simple and delicious. I am going to try it next week :).
I hope you love it, Gina!
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice
This looks amazing, Kelly! I’ve only tried curry a few times, so I’m loving the flavors in this dish. Delish!
Sarah@Whole and Heavenly Oven
I love Indian food so much, but I’m so terrible because I hardly ever make my own! This seriously looks so warm and cozy I think I’m gonna have to give it a go! Curry is my WEAKNESS. :)
I can’t get enough curry! :)
Arman @ thebigmansworld
You, my friend, are my ‘curry buddy’.
PS- There is an ad showing beef jerky. SO unvegan of you Kelly ;)
Yay! I’m glad you share my love of curry! :) SO sorry about the totally offensive beef jerky ad! ;) Please don’t hold it against me!
Strength and Sunshine
Yes! Indian food is my favorite! This looks so yummy!
This looks so yummy! I’m always up for finding a new curry dish!
Natalie @ Tastes Lovely
We love curry in my house too. Such amazing flavor. I bet this kept you all extra warm on a snowed in day.
It definitely did! :)
I loveeee Indian food and curry in general! This looks amazing! <3 Pinning for future attempts!
Thank you so much!
Christina @ The Beautiful Balance
I love all things Indian-food related and curry-related! We’re under a foot of snow as well and I could’t get out of my front door last night. Instead of stayed in and made a giant batch of curry lentil soup. Kicking myself that I did not see this first because now I have a major craving for aloo palak!
Ooh, curry lentil soup sounds good, too!
I love Indian food too! But I always end up making chicken tikka masala. I guess it’s time to increase my repertoire! We have some snow here, but it’s not sticking too much. We will go to the mountains this weekend to fully enjoy it though :)
YUM! Chicken Tikka Masala is SOOO good, too! Another favorite.
Uuuuugh, I’m soooo jelly of your snow! I can’t complain about this sunny 60-degree weather we’re having, but holy smokes, I’d take some of your snow in a heart beat! Love this curry! A perfect comforting meal for a snowy day!
Wow, I would love a 60 degree day! I’ll send you some snow – what’s your address? ;)