Saag aloo

Saag aloo

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  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 5 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 2 bird’s-eye green chilies, finely chopped
  • 115g/4oz onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 400g/14oz frozen chopped spinach
  • 350g/12oz potatoes, peeled, cut into large cubes, and boiled
  • 1cm/½in piece of fresh root ginger, cut into slivers
  • salt


  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan or wok over medium heat. Add the cumin seeds and, as they begin to sizzle, add the garlic and chilies.

  2. Fry for a minute, then add the onion and continue to fry for 7 minutes.

  3. Add the coriander and turmeric and stir well. Add the frozen spinach, put a lid on the pan, and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes.

    1. Season with salt.

  4. As the spinach begins to release its moisture, turn the heat to low and cook for a further 5 minutes.

  5. Add the cubed potato and ginger and cook for 5 minutes.

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