Aloo Saag

Simple & Authentic curry.


  1. 1 lb Spinach
  2. 1 tbsp oil
  3. 1 tsp black mustard seeds
  4. 1 onion, thinly sliced
  5. 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  6. 1 in piece root ginger, finely chopped
  7. 1 1/2 lb potatoes, cut into 1 in chunks
  8. 1 tsp chili powder
  9. 1 tsp salt
  10. 1/2 cup water


  • Wash & trim the spinach, then blanch it in a saucepan of boiling water for about 3-4 minutes.
  • Drain the spinach thoroughly and set aside. when it cool enough to handle, use your hands to squeeze out any remaining liquid.
  • Heat the oil in a large heavy-based saucepan and fry the mustard seeds for 2 minutes or until they splutter.
  • Add the sliced onion, garlic cloves and chopped ginger to the mustard seed and fry for 5 minutes, stirring.
  • Add the potato chunks, chili powder, salt and water and stir-fry for a further 8 minutes.
  • Add the drained spinach. Cover the pan with a lid and simmer for 10- 15 minutes or until the potatoes are tender.
  • Serve hot.Saag-Aloo


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