An easily prepared vegetable dish where the fried mustard seeds give a nice taste. If you want to make it hotter, add a little red chili when you fry the vegetables. If you have a wook, feel free to use it when you cook the dish.

Quick and Easy Saag Aalu

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 People


  • 2 Packs Leaf Spinach Frozen or 500g fresh spinach
  • 4 st Medium sized potatoes
  • 1-2 st green chillies finely chopped
  • 1/2 tbsp Cooking oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt or to taste
  • 1/2 tbsp Garlic paste
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 7 st Mustard seeds


  • Thaw the spinach, drain and squeeze out as much water as possible
  • Peel and cut the potatoes into three-centimetre cubes and boil them almost soft in water with 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Take care on the boiling water.
  • Heat the oil in a frying pan until it sizzles when you drop a mustard seed.
    Fry the mustard seeds under the lid for about 10 seconds. Mix in the spinach and fry for a few minutes, stirring, until it turns light brown. Add the potatoes and fry until they get colour.
  • Pour in 2 tablespoons of the potato water, mix in the coriander and let it cook for a few minutes.


Garnish with chopped green chilies. Serve as a side dish, preferably with lamb dishes, or as a stand-alone dish with naan or chapati
Keyword Healthy food, potato curry, quick and easy, saag aalu, vegetrian

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