A delicious Sag Aloo that really hits the spot.

Oct 24, 2016 | 4 comments


A delicious Sag Aloo that really hits the spot.

I’ve been looking at various recipes for sag aloo for a while now. None of them seemed to give me the result I was after. Every now and then, Spices of India send me an email wanting me to buy their pretty expensive spices. This time round, they also sent a recipe for sag aloo. As it was from them, I thought it might hit the spot and decided to give it a go.

Sag Aloo

Priced at Asda using mySupermarket

400g frozen spinach, 1.3kg/£1.50, 46p
2 onions, peeled and sliced, 2kg/£1.18, 18p
A tin of potatoes, 15p
1 clove garlic, crushed, 5p
A chilli, fine chopped, 5p
1 tsp mustard seed, £1/48g X 2p
1 tsp turmeric 45g/70p, 3p
1 tsp ground cumin, 70p/41g, 3p
1 tsp garam masala, £1.25/92g, 3p
4 tblsp oil, 6p
Plenty of freshly ground black pepper

Total cost £1.06
Total nutrition, 928 calories, 68g carbs, 60g fat, 21g protein, 18g fibre

Serves 4, as a side dish at 26p and 232 calories, 17g carb, 5g protein, 4g fibre

Have half, on its own, for 53p, as a filling and tasty meal.  Or split into 4 portions, and serve with a quarter of the Paneer curry, recipe coming in a day or two.

Asda is not showing the 100g packs of spices, if you can get these, the spices are much much better value

Sag aloo

Faggots & Gravy



  1. Thrifty Lesley

    I’m so glad you liked it, and mixing cuisines is totally allowed

  2. Su

    I realise that this is an older post, but I’ve just made this an it was absolutely delicious, even with the substitutions I made. I had it with dosas, which I know is mixing regional cuisines, but the ethnic food police haven’t knocked at my door, yet!
    This recipe is very definitely a keeper.

  3. Lesley

    I just used tinned because I wanted to see what they were like

  4. Pellrider

    The recipe sounds yummy. I like to use fresh potatoes. They are on sale in Toronto now.
    Looking for a way to freeze the potatoes.

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