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Saag aloo recipe

Saag aloo recipe

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No Indian feast is complete without an array of flavour-packed sides, and this saag aloo recipe is definitely one you'll want to make again and again. With a whole range of aromatic spices, these potatoes really pack a punch. Stir through spinach and scatter with chilli and serve. What's more, this speedy Indian side dish is vegan, dairy- and gluten-free, so everyone can get involved. See method

  • Serves Serves 6 (as a side)
  • 5 mins to prepare and 25 mins to cook
  • 181 calories / serving
  • Freezable
  • Healthy
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-free
  • Dairy-free


  • 1kg Maris Piper potatoes, peeled and cut into 3cm pieces
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 onion, finely sliced
  • 3 large garlic cloves, crushed
  • 3cm piece ginger, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp hot chilli powder
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • 250g bag spinach
  • 1 red chilli, finely chopped (optional)
If you haven't got any Maris Pipers, try using King Edward potatoes

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    5g 7%
  • Saturates

    1g 3%
  • Sugars

    3g 4%
  • Salt

    0.2g 4%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 32.1g Protein 5.6g Fibre 4.9g


  1. Simmer the potatoes for 10 mins or until tender. Drain and leave to steam-dry.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large, lidded pan over a medium-low heat. Add the cumin seeds and mustard seeds and fry for 1 min or until they start to sizzle. Add the onion; cover and cook for 10-15 mins until soft. Add the garlic, ginger, tomato purée, the remaining spices and 1 tbsp water. Cook, uncovered, over a low heat for 5-10 mins until softened. Add the potatoes and stir to coat.
  3. Add a large handful of the spinach and 100ml boiling water; cover and cook for 2 mins or until the spinach wilts. Add the remaining spinach. Scatter with chopped chilli to serve, if you like.

Freezing and defrosting guidelines

In order to enjoy optimum flavour and quality, frozen items are best used within 3 months of their freezing date. For more tips on freezing and defrosting food, read our article Love Your Freezer.

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