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Metal bowl of saag aloo with rice, topped with coriander leaves on a patterned tea towel

Easy Pressure Cooker Saag Aloo

Saag aloo is one of my favourite take away dishes! Now you can make your own version quickly and easily in a pressure cooker or instant pot so you can have this vegetarian dish any night of the week.
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 224kcal


  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 3 cloves Garlic crushed
  • 1 Red Onion chopped
  • 1 Green or Red Chilli finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger grated
  • 300 g Frozen Chopped Spinach used frozen spinach leaves if you prefer
  • 6 medium Potatoes chopping into chunks
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Garam Masala
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric
  • Salt
  • Water as needed
  • Fresh Coriander to serve


  • Put your pressure cooker on the saute setting and add the oil. Once the oil is hot add the onion, garlic, chilli and ginger and cook for a couple of minutes until softened.
  • Add the potatoes, coriander, cumin, garam masala and turmeric. Stir so that everything is coated in the spices, season with salt to taste. Add the spinach and enough water to reach the minimum line on your pressure cooker.
  • Cook on the stew setting for 3 minutes. Release the pressure and serve the saag aloo with rice and chopped coriander leaves.



Nutrition information is an estimate and will vary depending on the exact ingredients used.

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Calories: 224kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 4g | Sodium: 121mg | Potassium: 1384mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 8795IU | Vitamin C: 38.1mg | Calcium: 188mg | Iron: 10.4mg