Sag Aloo or Potato and Spinach Curry

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Food like this is enough to make me vegetarian!

The ingredient list may seem long but most of it is actually the paste that you cook to then make the curry, I don’t peel the potatoes, think of it as time saving!

I serve this with chickpea dosa and yogurt, it really doesn’t need anything else, just too yummy!

Leftovers are fab in lunch boxes and I love them for breakfast with an egg.

Serves 6.

Ingredients

80g ghee or oil

2 shallots, peeled and quartered

2 cloves garlic, peeled

4 tomatoes

Thumb size piece of fresh ginger, peeled and diced, around 25-30g

1 tablespoon ground coriander

2 teaspoons ground cumin

1 teaspoon chilli powder, I use Kashmiri

1 teaspoon turmeric powder

1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom

120mls water

1.2kg potatoes, cut into 3cm cubes, skin on

250g baby spinach

Method

Place the shallots, garlic, tomatoes, ginger, spices and water in a food processor and blitz to a paste, otherwise use a stick blender.

In a large frying pan heat the ghee over a medium heat, add the paste and cook for 30-40 mins until the water has all evaporated and the paste has darkened.

Add the diced potatoes and fill the pan with water to come half way up the potatoes.

Cover the pan, bring up to the boil and simmer for 10mins until the potatoes are just cooked through.

Uncover and boil off all the liquid in the pan.

Add the spinach and stir in, cook until the spinach has wilted and any liquid has evaporated again.

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25 thoughts on “Sag Aloo or Potato and Spinach Curry”

  1. A true gem of a curry is saag aloo, and no mistake.

    I was very happy to discover that after going Paleo I could still make this dish by swapping the ordinary potato for sweet potato, or even butternut squash. ๐Ÿ™‚

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