Recipes · Side Dish

How to make a simple Saag Aloo

At home this is one of the favourites that everybody enjoys when I cook it. The Saag Aloo side dish goes great with my simple tasting curry recipe. At the time of writing this post, its on the menu for dinner tonight so I thought I would post the recipe of the Saag Aloo for everyone who reads this blog to enjoy sometime.


According to the Oxford Dictionary Website, Saag Aloo is a South Asian dish of Potatoes and Spinach cooked with a variety of spices originating from the 1960’s. Notice how I say a variety of spices, this will let you explore different recipes and make to your own taste. There does not have to be a specific way. I am going to show you my way and I am sure is a popular way  among other meal makers alike.

Lets get started on the recipe, below I am going to show you how I make mine.


  • 2 Large Potatoes (Peeled and cut into small cubes)
  • Pinch of Cumin Seeds
  • Teaspoon of Olive Oil
  • 2 Garlic Cloves chopped finely
  • 1 Teaspoon of Turmeric Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon of Ginger peeled and grated
  • 1 Knob of Butter
  • 1 Small/Medium sized Onion chopped roughly
  • 400g of fresh Spinach
  • 1 Tablespoon of Water

How To Make

  • Boil Potatoes. Boil your peeled and cut potatoes for about 10 minutes. After about 8 minutes check to make sure your potatoes are not over cooked by using the pointed end of a knife to find out if they are soft.
  • In a pan, fry your cumin seeds, butter and oil on a low to medium heat until the cumin seeds are slightly brown.
  • Fry some onions. Throw in your roughly chopped onions for 2 minutes
  • Add in your garlic and ginger until the onions, garlic and ginger start to turn brown.
  • Throw the potatoes in. Add in your boiled potatoes as well as your Turmeric powder and a little water to moisten the dish.
  • Nearly there. Finally, add in your spinach and stir into the dish for roughly 4 minutes or until wilted. At this point, the potatoes should start to crumble around the edges.
  • Serve immediately.


There you have it. A beautiful side dish to give with your great tasting curry. This is great as a party side for pretty much any occasion. Have some fun with it and try some other spices and see what works for you. I hope this helps and you enjoy cooking. Do you have any other ways of cooking Saag Aloo? I would love to know, please let me know in the comments below.

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