Spinach & Potato (Saag Aloo)

12 Mar
Potatoes and spinach make a great combination and there are many versions of this combination in Indian vegetarian cooking. Serve with chapatis and a dhal for a delicious healthy meal.
  • Fresh Spinach Leaves
  • a little peanut oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2-3 dried red chillis
  • 1 tsp mustard seed
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1 fresh green chilli, sliced
  • 3 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into cubes
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • Salt to taste

Wash the spinach and set aside. Grind the cumin and coriander in a pestle and mortar. Heat the oil and when hot fry the garlic taking care not to let it burn by adding a bit of hot water if necessary.
When the garlic starts to brown, add the dry chilli, mustard, cumin and coriander. Cook for a minute or so then add the potatoes, stir and fry the potatoes with a good pinch of salt for about 5 minutes or until the potatoes start to look translucent. Add the spinach, garam masala and fresh chilli. Reduce heat, cover and cook for about 5-10 minutes stirring regularly until the potatoes are cooked. Add a touch of water to prevent sticking if necessary.

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