A delicious Sag Aloo that really hits the spot.

Oct 24, 2016 | 4 comments


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


sag aloo



  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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