28 July 2014

Sag Aloo - A Commonwealth Dish

Indian is currently my favourite cuisine. I love the rich flavours, plenty of spices and the fact that a lot of the dishes are created for sharing with loved ones. It's food that really brings people together. 

With the Commonwealth Games running from 23rd July until 3rd August, and bringing together 71 countries, India included, I though it was about time that I attempted to make some of my own side dishes to accompany our slow cooked curry. We can watch our favourite events (gymnastics and track) hosted by Glasgow as a family, while eating some delicious food.




Sag Aloo (Spinach Potatoes)

Ingredients
325g white potatoes (approx 3 medium)
3 tbsp olive oil
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/4 tsp cumin
Spinach (a few leaves shredded)
1/4 tsp chilli powder
Coriander


Method
  • Peel, quarter and boil the potatoes for around 15 minutes until cooked but still slightly firm
  • Heat the oil in a frying pan until hot
  • Add the turmeric, cumin and chilli then stir for a minute to release the flavours
  • Add in the potatoes carefully and flip so that they are covered in the oil and spices
  • Allow to cook for 5 minutes, rotating when necessary for an even finish
  • Add the spinach and stir gently until wilted
  • Remove and serve with fresh coriander


I'm placing my bet on India to do fairly well in the Commonwealth games this year - they already have 7 gold medals in shooting and weightlifting! 



What is your favourite Indian dish?





*I received a voucher to cover my costs for my recipe.*

31 comments :

  1. I have never tried this but I love potatoes, so I am sure I would love it x

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  2. I love sag aloo though I've never actually made it!

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  3. I made this a few back and loved it. It's now one of my favourite sides and a real comfort food dish for me :)

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  4. I love them! My OH family always laugh at me that I was probably born indian in my previous life! :D

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  5. Oooh - I LOVE Indian. It's one of those cuisines that suits my vegetarianism totally. I'm really keen on Aloo Gobi with cauli rather than spinach but considering I'm low on iron at the moment, maybe I should go with the spinach!

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  6. Oh yum this looks delicious! What a tasty dish. x

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  7. I need to try this! I love potatoes and coriander and spinach with them sounds so delicious! And the picture is drool worthy, lol

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  8. I love sag aloo! I would love to be able to make it :) Thanks for sharing x

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  9. These sound and look delicious and they dont seem "too" difficult to make either! I may have to give this recipe a go thanks for sharing! xx

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  10. never tried it, but it looks delish! Thanks for the recipe.

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  11. I love making sag aloo and love Indian cuisine too.

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  12. I love sag aloo but had never actually tried making it. I didn't realise that about the Games x

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  13. You have just given me inspiration for dinner tonight! I love creamy coconut dhals too, fantastic comfort food. :-)

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  14. Mmmm they look delicious :-) x #RecipeoftheWeek

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  15. Mmm, Emma! Come make it for me please! Your food always looks amazing xx

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  16. mmm this looks epic! and love that it's so easy to make x

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  17. Christine Szlobodnik - christinesz@hotmail.co.uk

    Yummy! x

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  18. I love sag alloo and is one of the very few dishes I can cook! My mum makes some mean veggie pakoras with a mint dip from a recipe her lovely Indian neighbours gave her - I love the cooking smells from their house!

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  19. I don't have just one favorite, I actually love the all... Indian dishes are just perfect for me

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  20. Yum, sounds like a great recipe. It's one of my favourite veggie dishes.

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  21. I adore sag aloo - thanks for sharing. I want it for tea now! Thanks for linking up to #recipeoftheweek - sorry I'm a bit late over! Have Pinned this post and scheduled in a tweet. New linky live at 6 :) x

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  22. T absolutely love Sag Aloo, I adore potatoes and spinach and love Indian food in general - your slow cooked curry sounds good too, will have to give that a try.

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  23. One of my favourite Indian dishes, this looks magnificent! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays

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  24. Love sag aloo but never tried to make it myself.....must change that

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  25. Love a chicen tikka masala so going to try this recipe to go with it next time … thanks

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  26. Ohhh now this sounds tasty! Must give it a try thanks!

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  27. Love sag aloo but have never made it myself, must give it a go

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  28. Loving all your recipes

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