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Saag Aloo

Spinach and potatoes, a very popular option – make it as spicy as you like!





saag aloo




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saag aloo

5 from 1 vote
Freezes Well
Servings: 4 servings
Cost per portion 54p
Calories: 655kcal
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  • 1 kg potatoes cubed into 2cm pieces
  • 500 g spinach
  • 400 g onion chopped
  • 50 g fresh ginger grated
  • dessertspoon garam masala
  • 2 tsps garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp chilli
  • 100 g red lentils
  • salt
  • 50 ml veg oil
  • 1 pint water to stop the curry burning as it cooks
  • 200 g rice


  • Fry garam masala, ginger and garlic and chilli in oil for a minute, then add the onions and lentils stirring until coated and onions are translucent, approx 5 mins.
  • Stir the cubes of potato in until coated, then add the spinach.
  • Reduce heat, and simmer until the potato has cooked through, testing with a knife after 10 mins and then every 5 mins ish.
  • When the curry gets too dry, keep adding some more water, you will need a fair bit, as the lentils are thirsty! Taste and as salt as desired.
  • Serve with 50g (dry weight) rice per person.

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Nutrition Facts
saag aloo
Amount Per Serving
Calories 655 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Sodium 124mg5%
Potassium 2262mg65%
Carbohydrates 116g39%
Fiber 19g79%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 20g40%
Vitamin A 11721IU234%
Vitamin C 94mg114%
Calcium 205mg21%
Iron 8mg44%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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