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Fresh Chili Saag Aloo Recipe


HT ACC 30Mins


An easy to make version of this all time favourite recipe using fresh chillies rather than chilli powder.


Serves 2

Prep & Cook Time:

30 mins

Recipe Tags: Hot Accompaniment. Vegetables  Vegetarian  Vegan Indian Asian side dish spices Gluten wheat dairy free  Eggless 




2 Medium Potatoes
2 tbsp Vegetable Oil
1 teasp Cumin Seeds
1 Large Onion, sliced
1 Fresh Chilli (2 if you’re feeling brave), deseeded and chopped
1 teasp Garam Masala
175g/6oz Frozen Spinach (defrosted)
200g/7oz Tinned Tomatoes


1. Peel the potatoes and cut into cubes 2.5cm/1- inch cubes. Place in a pan of lightly salted water and cook for 10-15 minutes until just tender.

2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large pan, add the cumin seeds and swirl around for 1 minute then add the onion and chilli and sauté until softened and golden brown.

3. Add the garam masala, spinach, tomatoes and salt and continue to cook,  stirring for 5 minutes.

4. Drain the potatoes and add to the spinach mixture. Mix well then cover and simmer gently for 5 minutes, stirring from time to time. Serve immediately.

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Key techniques required to make this recipe


Chop to – To cut into pieces of approximately the same size


Slice to -  To cut food, such as vegetables, into flat pieces of varying thickness.


Make Ahead/ Freeze


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Main equipment required to make this recipe



Chopping Knife


Chopping Board




Wooden or Plastic Spoon

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