Saag Aloo Recipe – Spicy and Dry Indian Curry of Potatoes and Spinach

Saag Aloo Recipe – Spicy and Dry Indian Curry of Potatoes and Spinach

 

Today I’m going to share this simple side dish Saag Aloo (Potatoes and Spinach).

I am trying as much as I can to introduce spinach in my family’s diet, specially for my little girl who needs iron and folic acid, that can be found in spinach. This dish is child friendly and if your child doesn’t like spicy food then you can omit the chillies from ingredients, still will taste delicious.

Saag Aloo is a North Indian vegetable dish, spicy, full of flavor, filling and delicious side dish to have for lunch or dinner.
It is easy to make and it smells amazing, a pleasure to cook it.

Hope you try this recipe and let me know how it turns out!

Step by Step Saag Aloo Recipe

Heat oil into a pan. Add cumin seeds and mustard seeds and fry couple of seconds until they start to sizzle.

Now add chopped onion, ginger garlic paste, green chilli and dried red chilli (reduce or omit the chillies if you are cooking for kids). Stir fry for about 5 minutes on medium flame, until onion starts to change color.

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Add all powder spices and fry for 1 minute.

Add potatoes, mix and let it cook for 5 minutes. Doesn’t smell wonderful?

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Bring the spinach into the pan, add salt and cook for 3 minutes. Then add water and 1 tsp garam masala, cover the pan with a lid and let it cook for about 10 minutes, on low medium flame.

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Once done, sprinkle some lemon juice, mix and serve hot with chapati or rice.

Saag Aloo Recipe – Spicy and Dry Indian Curry of Potatoes and Spinach
 
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What you need
  • 4 potatoes, cut into small cubes;
  • 3 cups of chopped spinach;
  • 1 onion, chopped;
  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste;
  • 1 green chilli (optional), chopped;
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder;
  • 1 tbsp coriander powder;
  • 1 tsp cumin powder;
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds;
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds;
  • 1 dried red chilli;
  • 1 tsp garam masala;
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice;
  • ⅓ cup water;
  • ½ tsp salt;
  • oil.
Method
  1. Heat oil into a pan. Add cumin seeds and mustard seeds and fry couple of seconds until they start to sizzle.
  2. Now add chopped onion, ginger garlic paste, green chilli and dried red chilli (reduce or omit the chillies if you are cooking for kids). Stir fry for about 5 minutes on medium flame, until onion starts to change color.
  3. Add all powder spices and fry for 1 minute.
  4. Add potatoes, mix and let it cook for 5 minutes.
  5. Add spinach and salt. Cook for 3 minutes. Then add water and 1 tsp garam masala, cover the pan with a lid and let it cook for about 10 minutes, on low medium flame.
  6. Once done, sprinkle some lemon juice, mix and serve hot with chapati or rice.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 3

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