5 from 1 vote
Saag Aloo
Quick Saag Aloo Recipe | Potato and Spinach Curry
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins

Saag Aloo { Spinach and Potato Curry } is a healthy Indian Side dish made with Spinach, Potatoes, Spices and Coconut milk.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4 People
Author: Sandhya Hariharan
  • 1 Medium Onion { Approx 100 g } finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp grated Ginger
  • 1 Tbsp crushed Garlic
  • 2 ¬† Green/ Red Chilli finely chopped/ minced
  • 450 g Potato peeled and cubed
  • 200 g Spinach
  • 200 ml Coconut Milk
  • 125 ml Water
  • 1 Tbsp Coriander Powder
  • 2 Tsp Cumin Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Curry Powder / Garam Masala
  • 1 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 1/2 Tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 - 1 Tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • A good Squeeze of Lemon Juice
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 2 Tsp Oil
  • 1 Tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 2 Cloves of garlic sliced
  • 1 Red chilli sliced
  1. Heat oil in a Deep Pan / Wok, add cumin seeds. Once it begins to splutter add ginger, garlic and saute for 30 seconds. Add Onions and saute until translucent.
  2. Add Potatoes, spices and salt and stir well. Cook for 3 minutes.

  3. Add 125 ml water, just enough to submerge the potatoes.  Cover and cook in medium heat for 12 minutes. Test the potatoes with the tip of a sharp knife or with a fork. If they are nearly tender, remove the lid and cook until sauce has thickened.
  4. Add 200ml Coconut Milk and bring it simmer.
  5. Add the spinach to the potatoes and stir. Cover and cook for just about 2 minutes, until the spinach has wilted. Squeeze lemon juice on to the curry.

  6. Season with more salt and pepper if desired.
  7. Heat oil in a small pan over medium heat. Add cumin seeds and garlic. Fry for about 50 seconds- 1 minute or until the garlic cloves are just about to turn golden.
  8. Add the tempering to the Saag Aloo Curry. Garnish with sliced red chillies and serve Saag Aloo with Naan bread and Thatchers Vintage.