Saag aloo with roasted gobi curry


Less than 30 mins preparation time
30 mins to 1 hour cooking time
Serves 4


This take on an Indian potato and cauliflower curry is a brilliant meal to make on the cheap.



For the roasted cauliflower

·         ½ head white cauliflower

·         ½ head romanesco cauliflower

·         2-3 tbsp olive oil

·         salt and freshly ground black pepper


For the vegetable curry

·         55ml ghee or vegetable oil

·         1 onion, finely chopped

·         2cm/1in piece fresh root ginger, grated

·         1 tsp black mustard seeds

·         5 fresh or dried curry leaves

·         ½ tsp ground turmeric

·         ½ tsp fenugreek

·         2 green chillies

·         ½ tsp chilli powder

·         3 potatoes, peeled and cut into 2cm/1in cubes

·         450g baby spinach leaves, washed

·         250g tomatoes, chopped

·         ½ tsp salt

·         ½ tsp sugar

·         55ml water

·         salt and freshly ground black pepper

·         squeeze lemon juice


To serve

·         steamed basmati rice


Preparation method

1. Preheat the oven to 180C.

2. For the cauliflower, break the two cauliflowers into bite-sized florets and place into a baking tray. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper, mixing until well combined. Roast for 20 minutes, or until golden-brown and tender.

3. For the vegetable curry, heat the ghee, or oil, in a large saucepan over a medium heat and fry the onion for 2-3 minutes, or until translucent.

4. Add the ginger, mustard seeds, curry leaves, turmeric, fenugreek, whole green chillies and chilli powder. Cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently, until the mustard seeds pop and become aromatic. Add the potatoes and stir to coat in the spices.

5. Add the tomatoes, spinach leaves, sugar and 55ml water. Bring to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

6. Stir the roasted cauliflower florets into the curry and season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Add a squeeze of lemon juice to taste.

7. To serve, remove and discard the whole green chillies. Serve the curry alongside steamed basmati rice.