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Saag Aloo Recipe

Saag Aloo Recipe

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Made with spinach and potatoes, saag aloo is a healthy Indian side dish. It has the combined flavors of cumin, masala, turmeric, and ginger.

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 40 mins


  • 1 onion, large
  • 2 potatoes, large, cubed
  • cups spinach, or chard leaves, stalks removed, roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger, grated
  • ½ tsp garlic clove, coarsley chopped
  • ¼ tsp cumin seed
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • olive oil
  • butter
  • salt


  1. Fry the cumin seeds in a heavy bottomed pan in a bit of oil and butter until just starting to brown.
  2. Add the onion and fry until it too starts to brown.
  3. Add the potato, garlic, turmeric, ginger and garam masala and fry until the potato starts to soften.
  4. Unless using a non-stick pan, add water and cover to keep the potato from sticking and to help it cook.

  5. Add the spinach or chard and cook until it collapses over the potato.


  • Sugar: 2g
  • :
  • Calcium: 121mg
  • Calories: 121kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 26g
  • Fat: 1g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Iron: 4mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 1g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g
  • Potassium: 1065mg
  • Protein: 5g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Sodium: 87mg
  • Vitamin A: 9381IU
  • Vitamin C: 51mg
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