Saturday, 14 May 2011

Saag Aloo

I CANNOT, get an Indian from the local take-away without ordering a side of saag aloo, I just love it! Saag Aloo is a Northern Indian dish made up of spinach (saag) and potatoes (aloo). I tried looking for a relatively authentic recipe on the internet that wasn't too fattening, and didn't include Ghee. After a few tweaks by myself, this is the recipe I came up with! It tasted really authentic, and was extremely easy to make!

You'll never need to order a take-away again!


Saag Aloo


2 Garlic Cloves
1/2 an Onion
1 Chilli
6 New Potatoes (you can use any potato you like, if not using new potatoes, peel them first!)
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp ground corriander
(1/2 tsp of mustard seeds if you can get your hands on them!)
Pinch of salt
Lots of spinach
Pinch of Garamasala
1 Tomato


Par-boil the potatoes in boiling water (cook them for half the time you normally would)

Melt a nob of butter in a frying pan (add a little oil to stop it burning) - as you can tell this isn't one of my healthier recipes! In the butter begin to fry the onion, spices, and the garlic cloves (crushed), for roughly 2 mins.

Once the onion has softended add the chilli.

Check the potatoes have begun to soften drain them, and slice so they are about 1cm thick. Put them into the spice and onion mix to fry for 10mins along with half of your spinach.

When the potatoes have taken on the flavour of the spices add the rest of the spinach and the tomato (chopped) and allow to cook for no longer than 5 mins.

It is now ready to serve!

This is plenty as a meal for one, or perfect for a side dish for two.


1 comment:

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