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Saag Aloo

What you need: 

150ml sunflower oil
1 medium onion
curry powder
500g potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
400g tinned chickpeas
225g baby spinach
2 tomatoes, cut into quarters
bunch fresh coriander
brown rice

What you do: 

1. Heat the oil in a large pan and fry the onion till transparent.
2.Add the curry powder and stir for a few minutes, adding some of the water to form a paste.
3. Add the potatoes and cook for a few minutes, stirring all the time.
4. Add about 350ml water, bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and cook till the potatoes are all but tender.
5. Add the chickpeas, reserving the liquid and only adding it in if it begins to dry out. Add the spinach and stir till wilted.
6. Finally add the tomato quarters, and cook for just long enough for them to yield.
7. Finish with a handful of fresh coriander and serve with brown rice.

Preparation Time: 
about 40 minutes
Cooking Time: 
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I've made this about 5 times this week, it's a new favorite. The best method was boiling potatoes while the rice was cooking, then cooking the recipe using cauliflower instead of potatoes and less cooking time, then adding the cubed potatoes in for the last 5 minutes. Also, don't forget salt. :>


Aloo saag is such a yummy dish, i just followed this recipe and it was simple and perfect so thanks! It works best if you dice the potatoes evenly and small. I left out chickpeas and some of the oil (used olive oil) and added frozen spinach for the last 10 min of cooking. I also added habenero chili powder and a few coriander seeds and cumin seeds in with the curry powder.


Great, easy recipe!  Saag is my favorite way to eat spinach, but with potatoes it is great!  I thought I would leave my notes on measurement equivalents up for easy access: 
1/2 cup plus 2T sunflower oil
heaping 2 cups potatoes (about 2 or 3 medium)
one 15oz can of chickpeas
about one cup of spinach
about 1 1/2 cups water
just in case, a bunch of coriander aka cilantro

I don't' know if my math is exactly right, but it did the job!
good stuff, thanks!


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