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Sag aloo or spinach and potato curry is a delicious vegetarian meal.
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spinach and potato curry

Spinach and potato curry is a flavourful vegetarian curry that goes well with any Indian meal.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: side
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Indian spinach and potato curry, spinach and potato curry
Servings: 4
Calories: 219kcal
Author: romain | glebekitchen


  • 3 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 onion minced
  • 1 red finger chili seeded and chopped (this is not a super hot chili so be careful what you use)
  • 1 tsp whole mustard seed
  • 1 tsp whole cumin seed
  • 1 Tbsp garlic ginger paste
  • 2 tsp indian restaurant spice mix or any mild curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 4 oz curry base you can substitute a bit of water here
  • 1 lb small new potatoes
  • 1/2 lb baby spinach coarsely chopped


  • Pre-cook the potatoes in boiling salted water. Set aside.
  • Coarsely chop the spinach.
  • Heat a saucepan large enough to hold all the ingredients over medium low heat.
  • Add the oil. When it starts to shimmer, add the cumin and mustard seed and cook until they start to barely crackle.
  • Add the oil and onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions are soft.
  • Mix in the garlic ginger paste and cook another minute or so.
  • Stir in the red chili, indian restaurant spice mix (or curry powder), turmeric and salt. Cook, stirring constantly, for about 30 to 45 seconds. Be careful not to burn the spices.
  • Add the water or curry base and cook about 30 seconds. Mix in the chopped spinach and potatoes and cover. Cook until the the spinach is wilted and potatoes are hot.


If you don't have curry base substitute water or vegetable stock.
If you don't have garlic ginger paste just add 1 1/2 tsp grated ginger and 1 1/2 tsp crushed garlic.
The recipe for curry base is here.
The recipe for indian restaurant spice mix is here
The recipe for garlic ginger paste is here.


Serving: 4servings | Calories: 219kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Sodium: 370mg | Potassium: 912mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 5425IU | Vitamin C: 56.5mg | Calcium: 86mg | Iron: 3.4mg