Saag Aloo

An absolutely ideal side dish for almost any curry. The Saag Aloo (Spinach and Potatoes) is a filling, spicy, spud delight!

Saag Aloo

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • 1 large onion (chopped)
  • 400 g new potatoes (cubed)
  • 200 g frozen spinach (or 400g fresh)
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger (grated)
  • 1 garlic clove (coarsely chopped)
  • 1/4 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 25 g butter
  • 1 pinch salt


  1. Parboil the potatoes for 10 minutes then allow to cool and cut into cubes. 

  2. Fry the cumin seeds in a saucepan in the oil and butter until just starting to brown. 

  3. Add the onion and fry until it too starts to brown. 

  4. Add the potato, garlic, turmeric, ginger and garam masala and fry until the potato is warmed through. If you are using fresh spinach, add a few tbsp water. If using frozen, just lob it in. 

  5. Cook until the spinach has defrosted/collapses over the potato and season to taste with salt & pepper. 

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1 year ago

Love me some decent saag aloo and this looks mighty fine.