Aloo Palak

Aloo Palak

5 from 18 votes
Nutritious, flavourful, and spicy, this traditional spinach and potato curry recipe is not one to be missed. Whether you are a vegan, vegetarian, or meat lover then this aloo palak recipe is for you. Skip the takeaway and make your own homemade saag aloo!

This saag aloo recipe is the perfect flavour-packed side for all your Indian feasts. No Indian buffet is complete without it. This spinach and potato curry is super easy to make using only a handful of ingredients.

A vegetarian curry that is suitable for everyone and anyone. This is one curry that will keep everyone happy for curry night. Pair this classic saag aloo recipe with a bowl of freshly boiled basmati rice and a large slice of homemade naan bread.

Aloo palak is one of my favourite curries and it’s so universally loved that I thought I would share my recipe for it. Saag aloo is a classic on the British Indian restaurant menu and is much loved by Brits all over. Definitely a comfort food at its finest!

Plus, it’s so easy to prepare with basic ingredients that you’re pretty much guaranteed to have. Spinach in the form of curries is a regular occurrence in our household as everyone eats it whether I make it with chicken or lamb or on its own. 

So, I use spinach leaves, that’s why I have called it aloo palak as opposed to aloo saag. Palak refers to spinach leaves whereas the latter refers to any green leafy vegetable which includes spinach leaves, as well as fenugreek leaves and mustard leaves. It’s up to personal preference which you would choose to use.

My family likes spinach, so I usually use spinach. You could even use a mix of spinach and mustard leaves if you like!

Aloo palak is one of those curry recipes that every Pakistani and Indian household is guaranteed to have a recipe for and this is mine. No Indian feast can be complete without this flavourful meal and this saag aloo recipe is definitely one you’ll want to make again and again.

With a whole range of aromatic spices, these potatoes really pack a punch. Stir through the spinach and cook for a bit longer and there you have it, your vegan-friendly AND dairy-free AND gluten-free curry. A treat for everyone.

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Aloo Palak

by Nabeela Kauser
Nutritious, flavourful, and spicy, this traditional spinach and potato curry recipe is not one to be missed. Whether you are a vegan, vegetarian or meat lover then this aloo palak recipe is for you. Skip the takeaway and make your own homemade saag aloo!
5 from 18 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 6
Calories 211 kcal



  • Heat the olive oil in a pan on medium heat
  • Add the cumin seeds, garlic paste, and crushed chillies then sauté for 1-2 minutes on high heat until fragrant
  • Chop the potatoes into bite-sized chunks – peeling the potatoes is optional and depends on personal preference
  • Cook for 5 minutes on medium heat until the potatoes have slightly softened
  • Add the salt, chilli powder and turmeric powder then cook the spices for 3-4 minutes ensuring that you stir so that the spices do not stick to the pan – you may need to add water so that the spices do not burn, and this will also help to release the colour of the spices
  • Add the chopped tomatoes and cook for another 4-5 minutes until the tomatoes have softened
  • Add the finely chopped spinach then cover and cook for 5 minutes to allow the water to be released from the spinach
  • Remove the lid and gently mix the masala into the spinach
  • Cover and cook on medium heat for a further 6-8 minutes
  • Serve immediately alongside some garlic naan and enjoy!



Calories: 211kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 6gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 501mgPotassium: 1191mgFiber: 6gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 8361IUVitamin C: 58mgCalcium: 111mgIron: 4mg
Keyword Aloo, Curry, Potato, Saag, Spinach, Vegan, Vegetarian
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