Saag Aloo Recipe With Bombay Potatoes

sag aloo with bombay potatoes

What is saag aloo?

Saag Aloo is an Indian dish that is made from spinach and potato. The translation is quite literal with saag meaning spinach and aloo meaning potato. For this recipe, I twinned two popular recipes together to make the tastiest Saag Aloo. If you were to take the spinach out of this recipe it would become another popular Indian recipe called Bombay potatoes. Bombay potato is a dish of new potatoes seasoned with a specific set of herbs and spices. Its not necessary for saag aloo to be made with the same spices as Bombay potatoes but honestly, it tastes so good I don’t know why anybody would make it any other way!

Do you have a diet restriction?

This saag aloo recipe is:

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten free
  • Dairy free
  • Nut free
  • Low fat
  • Low FODMAP
  • Paleo friendly
  • Syn free

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Step 1: Prepare your ingredients

To start with I cut all of my new potatoes (10-12) in half to make them cook quicker but this is down to preference, you can leave them whole if you desire. Par boil them for just a few minutes to let them soften slightly. Whilst your potatoes are par-boiling, finely dice a whole white onion and 2 cloves of garlic. Put both your onions, garlic and your potato into a large frying pan or wok.

saag aloo bombay potatoes

Step 2: Bombay your potatoes

Let your onion and potato cook in the frying pan for 5-10 minutes until the onion is soft and translucent. Add in your herbs and spices. For the bombay potato seasoning I used 1/2 a teaspoon of ground ginger, 1/4 teaspoon of cumin, 1 teaspoon of turmeric and 1 teaspoon of garam masala. I would also recommend adding a splash of water here to help you coat your potatoes in the spices.

saag aloo bombay potatoes

Step 3: Add the Saag to your Aloo

Next we add our spinach. I’ve been using frozen spinach cubes for a long time now, they’re so handy to have in the freezer so i really recommend you grab a bag for your own freezer. I used roughly 8 spinach cubes and put them straight into the dish frozen. You can use fresh spinach too but I have no idea how to work out what 8 cubes of frozen cooked spinach would have weighed raw but let me know if you figure it out! Continue cooking until the potatoes are cooked through along with the spinach.

saag aloo bombay potatoes

What to serve with saag aloo?

  • Curry such as korma, tikka masala or even vindaloo for heat lovers
  • Naan bread – my favourite is peshwari filled with coconut and sultanas
  • Seasoned rice such as pilau
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Can I Reheat this recipe?

Yes! My preferred way to reheat saag aloo is to pop a portion into a microwaveable bowl and heat in the microwave on full power for 2-3 minutes.

Can I freeze saag aloo?

You totally can. Portion into containers ready for easy reheating when the saag aloo defrosted.

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sag aloo with bombay potatoes

Saag Aloo Recipe With Bombay Potatoes

Saag Aloo is an Indian dish made from spinach and potato. The translation is quite literal with saag meaning spinach and aloo meaning potato. For this recipe, I twinned two popular recipes together to make the tastiest Saag Aloo.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine British, Indian
Servings 4
Calories 130 kcal


  • 10-12 new potatoes
  • 8 frozen spinach cubes
  • 1 white onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • pinch of salt


  • Par boil potatoes and finely dice 1 onion and 2 cloves garlic
  • Add onion, garlic and potato to a large frying pan and fry for 5-10 minutes until onion is soft.
  • Add all spices and mix in well with a splash of water.
  • Add frozen spinach and cook for a further 10 minutes until the potatoes and spinach have finished cooking.


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  1. 5 stars
    This recipe looks amazing and my husband I just got into Saag. Thanks for sharing.

  2. disney svg says:

    5 stars
    I’m always in awe of the positive energy this blog exudes. Remarkable!

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