Potato and Spinach

Potato and Spinach

5 from 3 votes
A delicious potato and spinach recipe made with fried potatoes and fresh spinach in a garlic butter sauce. Garnish with parmesan cheese if you like.

I will show you how to make a delicious potato and spinach recipe made with fried potatoes and fresh spinach in a garlic butter sauce. Garnish with parmesan cheese if you like.

Spinach and potatoes are a must in every household. If you don’t have these to hand then you should be able to get these from your local supermarket.

There are some days when you just want a nice simple potato side and this simple potato and spinach recipe is tasty and also very simple to make.

This potato spinach stir fry is quite similar to my spicy potato recipe. This recipe has spinach which makes it healthier.

This potato recipe is a great side that can be served alongside curries and can also be served on its own with rice or naan.

Popeye had a point when it came to spinach consumption. Although it isn’t the most glamorous of superfoods, spinach is usually one of the healthiest and most straightforward leafy greens to consume.

There’s no incorrect way to consume spinach, whether you use it in a smoothie or an omelette, use it as a salad foundation, or just eat a dish of steamed spinach with garlic and olive oil.

Saag aloo can be a tasty vegan main meal for lunch on its own or a light dinner with rice or naan. I love serving it with my Nando’s rice, masala chips or even simple jeera rice.

My kids like spinach so I am always trying out new recipes. Let me know what your thoughts are on this potato spinach side dish.

Can spinach be eaten raw?

Raw spinach absorbs more folate, vitamin C, niacin, riboflavin, and potassium than cooked spinach. Because raw spinach is flavourless, it’s also easier to incorporate into sweet smoothies. It’s also high in fibre and water in its natural state.

The health benefits of raw and cooked spinach are really tied, as each has its own set of advantages. You’ll absorb more iron and calcium if you eat it cooked, such as steamed, boiled, or otherwise heated.

How to grow spinach?

Spinach is delicious, nutritious, and simple to cultivate. If you plant several different types, you can have harvested all year. Winter cultivars require direct sunlight, whereas summer cultivars benefit from some shade.

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Potato and Spinach

by Nabeela Kauser
A delicious potato and spinach recipe made with fried potatoes and fresh spinach in a garlic butter sauce. Garnish with parmesan cheese if you like.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Appetiser
Cuisine Indian, Middle Eastern
Servings 4
Calories 217 kcal



  • Peel the potatoes and cut into small chunks (See note 1)
  • Heat a pan with oil for deep frying until medium-hot (See note 2)
  • Heat up and cook for 5 minutes until lightly browned and crispy and set aside
  • In a frying pan add 50g butter and let it melt.
  • Once melted, add 3 cloves of garlic and sauté for 1 minute, don’t brown them too much. (See note 3)
  • Then add the crushed chilli and sauté further for 1 minute
  • Add the onions and cook on medium heat for 2-3 minutes until softened
  • Add the red bell pepper and cook for 2-3 minutes
  • Add the spices and cook for 2-3 minutes on medium heat
  • Add the spinach and cook for 2-3 minutes
  • Add the fried potatoes and stir until everything is well combined, mix and cook for 1-2 minutes to make the potatoes crispy
  • Serve as a side or main with rice or naan bread.



Note 1 – You can use any variety of potatoes that you like, but a good choice is red potatoes. Depending on personal preference you may also choose to leave the skins of the potatoes on.
Note 2 – Ensure that the oil is not too hot or too cold. When you add the potato the oil should bubble slightly.
Note 3 – You could use garlic paste instead, but it is better to use fresh garlic as it enhances the flavour.


Calories: 217kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 4gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0.4gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 409mgPotassium: 800mgFiber: 5gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 3781IUVitamin C: 74mgCalcium: 59mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Aloo, Cooking, Food, Palak, Potato, Recipe, Spinach
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