Cook With Manali's Instant Pot Aloo Saag

Vegan Spinach Potato Curry made in the instant pot!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 106 kcal
Author: Manali
4.5 from 2 votes


  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil, or use any oil of choice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 3-4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 red onion, medium, finely chopped
  • 2 large tomatoes
  • 2 green chili
  • 1/2 inch ginger
  • 6 oz spinach
  • 1 large russet potato or 2 medium potatoes, cubed
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • water, as needed
  • juice of 1 lime
  • salt, to taste


  1. To your food processor/blender add the spinach leaves along with little water to make a puree. Puree spinach along with water. Set aside.
  2. Next puree tomatoes with ginger and green chili. Set aside.
  3. Press saute mode on IP and add oil. Once the oil is hot, add cumin seeds and let it crackle.
  4. Add copped garlic, saute till it starts turning golden in color.
  5. Then add chopped onions, saute for 2 minutes till it starts changing color.
  6. Add the pureed tomatoes, stir, cover the pot slightly and cook for 3 minutes.
  7. Remove cover, add salt, coriander powder, garam masala, turmeric powder and cumin powder. Stir, cover and cook for another 2 mins.
  8. Add pureed spinach and stir.
  9. Cover and cook for 2 more minutes. This is how I covered the IP, don't seal it just keep the cover on top of the pot.
  10. Remove cover and add cubed potatoes and stir.
  11. At this point add water if you want a more watery curry. I added little water here.
  12. Cancel saute mode. Press manual more and select high pressure for 6-8 minutes. 8 minutes will result in overcooked potatoes, if you want your potatoes to be bit firm, go for 6 minutes. Vent should be in sealing position.
  13. Once pressure comes off, open the pot and give a stir.
  14. Add fresh lemon or lime juice.
  15. Serve aloo saag with rice or any bread of your choice. It tastes great with boiled rice.
Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Aloo Saag
Amount Per Serving
Calories 106 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Sodium 119mg5%
Potassium 652mg19%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 4500IU90%
Vitamin C 31.8mg39%
Calcium 75mg8%
Iron 3.4mg19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.