Saag Aloo: Indian Spinach and Potatoes

Delicious Indian Saag Aloo, spinach and potatoes, is easy to cook at home. It's a fantastic healthy side that comes together quickly, with only two main ingredients plus onions, garlic and spices I

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A healthy delicious side dish of spinach and cubed potatoes that’s comforting and company worthy.




  1. Fill a large saucepan halfway with water and bring to a rolling boil. Add frozen spinach to the pot and cook, stirring, for a minute or two, just until spinach is defrosted and tender. Drain and rinse under cold water to stop the cooking process. Squeeze the spinach in your hands to wring out most of the water. Chop the spinach coarsely and set aside.
  2. Heat oil over medium heat in a large heavy skillet or Dutch oven with a lid. Add mustard seeds. Leave them for just 30 seconds or so. As soon as they start to pop, add the onions and garlic to the pot. Cook, stirring, for 2 minutes, until the onions are slightly softened. Add potatoes and cayenne pepper. Toss to combine with onion mixture.
  3. Add spinach, salt and 1/4 cup of water. Turn heat up to get the water sizzling. Cover pot and lower to a very gently simmer. Simmer gently for 40 minutes or until the potatoes are tender. Give everything a stir every 15 minutes or so, adding a bit more water, if the pan looks dry.
  4. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Serve hot.

Keywords: spinach, potatoes, side dish