Beef Palak

Palak means spinach so beef palak translates to beef cooked with spinach.  Beef Palak is a very tasty dish and a great way to get your protein and veggies all in one dish!


  • 1              lb stewing beef
  • 12            oz fresh or frozen spinach (chopped)
  • 2              tbsp vegetable oil
  • 5              pieces whole black pepper
  • 5              cloves
  • 1/2           tsp cumin seeds
  • 3              cardamom seeds
  • 1              inch piece of cinnamon stick
  • 1              jalapeno
  • 12            ounces onions
  • 12            ounces of tomatoes
  • 1/2           tsp crushed garlic
  • 1/2           tsp ginger
  • 1              tsp dhana jeera
  • 1/4           tsp turmeric powder
  • 1              tsp salt (or to taste)
  • 1/4           tsp red chili powder (optional)
  • 1/2           cup water
  • 1/2           tsp garam masala
  • 1              tbsp chopped cilantro


  • Slice the onions into thin slices.
  • Heat the oil in a medium saucepan on medium heat.  Add the black pepper, cloves, cumin. cardamom, cinnamon stick and onions.  Cut the jalapeno into 4 pieces and add this to the saucepan.  Fry the onions stirring until they are golden brown.
  • Chop the tomatoes and add this to the saucepan.  Add the ginger and garlic.
  • Add the chopped spinach and the rest of the spices except the garam masala to the saucepan.
  • Cube the meat into half an inch cubes, rinse meat with cold water and add this to the saucepan.  Mix everything and cook on medium heat covered for 15 minutes.
  • Add the water and cook for another 15 minutes or till the meat is cooked.
  • Meat is cooked when it change colour and the meat is firm to the touch and it falls apart when you pull it.
  • Serve the beef palak sprinkled with garam masala and chopped cilantrro.

Serve with naan, chapati or rice.

1 thought on “Beef Palak

  1. Hi Nasim
    This is an amazing recipe. You had suggested that I use fresh onions and tomatoes and I am so glad I did as the curry turned so good.

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