Saag aloo recipe

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Saag aloo is a simple recipe to make when you know how. With soft potatoes, spinach and spices combined, this dish is the perfect side to accompany a curry

Saag Aloo
  • Low-fat
  • healthy
Serves4–5
SkillEasy
Preparation Time10 mins
Cooking Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories174 Kcal9%
Sugar1 g1%
Fat8 g11%
Salt0.7 g
Protein5 g10%
Carbohydrates21 g8%
Salt0.7 g

Perfect this classic Indian side dish with our simple saag aloo recipe.

Saag aloo (meaning spinach and potato) is a delicious Indian side dish, often served with curry. Seasoned with black mustard seeds, grated ginger and turmeric, our version is packed with flavour and much healthier than your average Saturday night takeaway. We love saag aloo paired with a dhal, chicken curry or if you have leftovers, served as a light lunch with some cooling yoghurt. If you don't have ghee, don't worry. Vegetable oil does the job (and is a little healthier).

Ingredients

  • 2tbsps ghee or vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, peeled and sliced
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and sliced
  • 1tbsp freshly grated ginger
  • 1 level teaspoon black mustard seeds
  • 1 level teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 level teaspoon turmeric
  • 500g potatoes, scrubbed and cut into chunks
  • 200-250g bag spinach leaves, washed
  • Salt

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Method

  1. Heat the ghee, or oil, in a pan and add the onion and cook for 4-5 minutes over a medium heat, until it starts to soften. Add the garlic, chilli, ginger and spices and cook for 1 minute.
  2. Add the potato to the pan and cook for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the spinach and stir until it wilts into the mixture. Season the saag aloo with salt and serve.

Top tip for making saag aloo

If you don't have all the different spices, use a tablespoon of a medium curry paste instead.

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