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Saag aloo

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  • Serves: 4-5

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  • Costs: Cheap as chips

  • Skill level: Easy peasy

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This delicious and flavoursome saag aloo recipe is a classic Indian dish that is so simple to make and is the perfect side dish to accompany a bowl full of spicy curry and a large slice of freshly made Naan bread. Seasoned with black mustard seeds, grated ginger and turmeric, this dish will have your taste buds dancing all over the place. Double your portions and make a large batch of this delicious recipe as a vegetarian curry for 4 or more and serve with pilau rice.

If you don't have all the different spices, use a tablespoon of a medium curry paste instead

Ingredients

  • 2tbsps ghee or vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, peeled and sliced
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and sliced
  • 1tbsp freshly grated ginger
  • 1 level teaspoon black mustard seeds
  • 1 level teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 level teaspoon turmeric
  • 500g potatoes, scrubbed and cut into chunks
  • 200-250g bag spinach leaves, washed
  • Salt

Method

  1. Heat the ghee, or oil, in a pan and add the onion and cook for 4-5 minutes over a medium heat, until it starts to soften. Add the garlic, chilli, ginger and spices and cook for 1 minute.
  2. Add the potato to the pan and cook for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the spinach and stir until it wilts into the mixture. Season the saag aloo with salt and serve.

Nutritional information per portion

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  • Calories 132(kcal)
  • Fat 5.0g
  • Saturates 0.5g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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