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Saag Aloo

Chef: ianlisle

  • serves 4
  • cook time 25 minutes

Nutritious spinach makes the base for this traditional, healthy Indian side dish, combined with potato and spices.

Vegetarian and Vegan friendly.

From BBC Good Food

Ingredients

  • 1/2 tsp - black mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp - cumin seeds
  • 2 cloves - garlic sliced
  • 1 tbsp - ginger chopped
  • 1 - onion finely chopped
  • 500 grams - potatoes cut into 2cm, 3/4" chunks
  • 1 large - red chilli halved, de-seeded and finely sliced
  • 250 grams - spinach leaves
  • 2 tbsp - sunflower oil
  • 1/2 tsp - turmeric

Directions

Heat 2 tbsp sunflower oil in a large pan, add 1 finely chopped onion, 2 sliced garlic cloves and 1 tbsp chopped ginger, and fry for about 3 mins.

Stir in 500g potatoes, cut into 2cm chunks, 1 halved, deseeded and finely sliced red chilli, ½ tsp black mustard seeds, ½ tsp cumin seeds, ½ tsp turmeric, and ½ tsp salt and continue cooking and stirring for 5 mins more. 

Add a splash of water, cover, and cook for 8-10 mins.

Check the potatoes are ready by spearing with the point of a knife, and if they are, add 250g spinach leaves and let it wilt into the pan. Take off the heat and serve.

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