Sag aloo

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

  • Prep:10 mins
    Cook:15 mins
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 201
  • fat 7g
  • saturates 1g
  • carbs 27g
  • sugars 6g
  • fibre 5g
  • protein 7g
  • salt 1.1g


  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 1 tbsp chopped ginger
  • 500g potatoes, cut into 2cm, ¾in chunks
  • 1 large red chilli, halved, deseeded and finely sliced
  • ½ tsp each black mustard seeds, cumin seeds, turmeric
  • 250g spinach leaves


Chick peas
Add a can of chick peas to this recipe and you have a veggie meal for two.


  1. Heat the oil in a large pan, add the onion, garlic and ginger, and fry for about 3 mins. Stir in the potatoes, chilli, spices and half a tsp salt and continue cooking and stirring for 5 mins more. Add a splash of water, cover, and cook for 8-10 mins.

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

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