Saag Aloo | Vegan Spinach and Potato Curry

Saag Aloo | Spinach and Potato curry is a simple and flavorful Indian Curry recipe that is Vegan and Gluten Free.

Saag Aloo | Spinach and Potato curry

Saag Aloo | Spinach and Potato Curry is a mild and very flavorful side dish that pairs well with roti or rice. This is a very popular and commonly found recipe in Indian restaurant menu. We almost find this dish every time in the lunch buffet. Sometimes it is just the spinach and the potato, but sometimes they also use some eggplant along with it. We usually skip it or just take a little bit of it as I find it loaded with oil at the restaurant. 

I am a part of a Facebook group called the Food Blogger Recipe Swap, where we are paired with other food bloggers and get to recreate their recipe. This helps us learn new recipes from bloggers in the different part of the world and also help make some friends. This group has been taken over and run by my dear friend and fellow blogger Mireille. This month I am paired with Jagruti from Jagruti’s Cooking Odyssey and I will be this Saag Aloo Recipe from her space. 

Spinach and Potato curry

Right when I saw that I was cooking from Jagruti’s space, I was excited as I am a big fan of photography. Every time I see her posts on social media. it takes me a minute to look past her pictures, into the recipe. 

What is Saag Aloo – 

Potato is such an integral part of my cooking and everyone in my family love it. The other best thing is that my boys love spinach and like any recipe that has spinach in it. When choosing what to cook from Jagruti’s blog, this recipe caught my attention. I had all the ingredients needed to make the recipe and I got right into making it for dinner.

I have made a few changes to the recipe and cooked it like my family would like it. It is such a blessing to have frozen spinach in hand and cooking is a breeze with it. The rest of the spices are pretty basic and they pair so well with the potato and the spinach. Also this is a vegan and gluten free recipe

Saag Aloo | Spinach and Potato curry

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Preparation time – 10 Minutes
Cooking time – 30 Minutes
Difficulty level – Easy

Ingredients to make Saag Aloo | Spinach and Potato Curry – Serves 6

  • Spinach – 12 oz or about 4 to 5 cups of fresh spinach (I used frozen spinach)
  • Potato – 4 (boiled, peeled and cubed)
  • Onion – 1 large (chopped)
  • Tomatoes – 3 Large (chopped)
  • Ginger and Garlic paste – 2 tsp
  • Kasoori methi / Dried fenugreek leaves – 2 TBSP
  • Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Red chili powder – 2 tsp (adjust based on your taste)
  • Dhania Jeera Powder / Cumin coriander powder – 1 tsp
  • Garam Masala – 1 tsp
  • Salt – to taste
  • Sugar – 1 tsp
  • Oil – 2 TBSP

Procedure to make Saag Aloo | Vegan Spinach and Potato Curry – 

  • Boil the potatoes until fork tender and peel them. Cube them into 1 inch pieces and keep it ready.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add the cumin seeds. When the seeds crackle, add the chopped onions and saute them until translucent.
  • Now add the ginger and garlic paste and fry for a minute more.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes along with the spice powders, salt and sugar and cook until the tomatoes are cooked and mushy.

How to make Saag Aloo

  • Crush the kasoori methi and add it to the onion.tomato mixture. 
  • Add the frozen spinach at this point and mix well. Add about half a cup of water and cook for about 10 minutes in low heat. If using fresh spinach, clean the leaves, chop them and add it. 
  • Add the cubed potatoes and mix well, taking care not to break the potatoes. Add more water if needed and cook for 5 more minutes. 

How to make Saag Aloo

  • Serve hot with rice or roti!

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Saag Aloo | Spinach and Potato Curry

Saag Aloo / Spinach and Potato curry is a simple and flavorful Indian Curry recipe that is Vegan and Gluten Free.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Keyword How to make Saag aloo, Potato and spinach curry, Vegan curry recipe, Vegan Potato subzi
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 Servings
Author Sandhya Ramakrishnan

Ingredients

  • Spinach - 12 oz or about 4 to 5 cups of fresh spinach I used frozen spinach
  • Potato - 4 boiled, peeled and cubed
  • Onion - 1 large chopped
  • Tomatoes - 3 Large chopped
  • Ginger and Garlic paste - 2 tsp
  • Kasoori methi / Dried fenugreek leaves - 2 TBSP
  • Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Red chili powder - 2 tsp adjust based on your taste
  • Dhania Jeera Powder / Cumin coriander powder - 1 tsp
  • Garam Masala - 1 tsp
  • Salt - to taste
  • Sugar - 1 tsp
  • Oil - 2 TBSP

Instructions

  1. Boil the potatoes until fork tender and peel them. Cube them into 1 inch pieces and keep it ready.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and add the cumin seeds. When the seeds crackle, add the chopped onions and saute them until translucent.
  3. Now add the ginger and garlic paste and fry for a minute more.
  4. Add the chopped tomatoes along with the spice powders, salt and sugar and cook until the tomatoes are cooked and mushy. Crush the kasoori methi and add it to the onion.tomato mixture.
  5. Add the frozen spinach at this point and mix well. Add about half a cup of water and cook for about 10 minutes in low heat. If using fresh spinach, clean the leaves, chop them and add it.
  6. Add the cubed potatoes and mix well, taking care not to break the potatoes. Add more water if needed and cook for 5 more minutes.
  7. Serve hot with rice or roti!

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11 thoughts on “Saag Aloo | Vegan Spinach and Potato Curry


  1. Saag aloo looks very tempting. I make spinach aloo without tomato or tomato aloo. Next time will make it with all three vegetables. It will pair so well with roti as saag has some gravy as well. We prefer some gravy with roti..

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