Spicy Lamb Sag Aloo Stew

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Today’s recipe is for a Spicy Lamb Sag Aloo Stew. What is sag aloo? Well, sag is spinach and aloo is potatoes :D That’s what my Indian take-away menu tells me at least, and it sounded so much more exotic that just lamb, spinach and potato stew!

This curry does take a while to cook – just over an hour, so bear that in mind when you’re cooking this for dinner!

Spicy Lamb Sag Aloo Stew

Spicy Lamb Sag Aloo Stew

Yield: 2
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour


  • 300g lean lamb steaks, visible fat removed, cut into bitesized pieces
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 4 large garlic cloves, peeled and chopped
  • 5cm piece fresh root ginger, peeled and chopped
  • 1 red chillie, deseeded and chopped
  • 2 tbsp balti curry paste
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 200g new potatoes, quartered
  • 400ml water
  • 3 ripe tomatoes, quartered
  • 200g raw spinach leaves
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • one calorie oil spray (e.g., FryLight)


  1. Heat a large saucepan and spritz with one calorie oil spray. Fry the onions gently for abut 8 minutes - adding a drop of water if needed. Add the garlic, chilli, ginger and curry paste and cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  2. Heat a frying pan then spritz with one calorie oil spray. Season the lamb with some black pepper and fry the lamb until browned.
  3. Using a hand held blender, or food processor, whizz the onion mixture until it becomes a coarse puree. You can add a splash of water if you need to. Put the puree back into the pan.
  4. Add the browned lamb to the onion puree along with the canned tomatoes, potatoes and water. Bring to the boil and then reduce to a simmer. Pop the lid on and simmer the stew for 40 minutes.
  5. Stir occasionally, and after 40 minutes, add the quartered fresh tomatoes. Replace the lid and carry on simmering for another 10 minutes.
  6. After an hour, add the fresh spinach leaves - the heat of the stew will make them wilt. Stir into the curry until mixed through.
  7. Serve in bowls - no rice needed!
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 400

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