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.

One 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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