Saag Aloo (Spinach and Taters)


  • 1 pkg frozen leaf spinach, defrost and drain, coarsely chopped if needed
  • 1/2 onion, thinly sliced or omitted if cooking for someone on an onion boycott
  • 5 tbs oil or enough to coat the bottom of the pan
  • 1 pinch ground asafetida
  • 2 tsps black mustard seeds
  • 2 cloves minced garlic or a pinch of garlic powder
  • 3 or 4 potatoes, peeled and cut into 1″ cubes
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp salt



  • Prepare spinach, onions and potatoes in advance.
  • Put oil into heavy pan over medium heat.
  • When hot put in asafetida and a second later, mustard seeds.
  • When the mustard pops, add the onions and garlic and stir-fry 2 minutes.
  • Add the potato and cayenne and stir-fry for a minute or 2.
  • Add spinach, salt and 2 tablespoons water.
  • Bring to a boil, cover and cook on low 30 to 40 minutes until potatoes are soft.
  • Stir occasionally and add water if it gets too dry.



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