Saag Aloo Fritters

  • 10MINS
  • 30MINS
  • Serves 12
  • 45KCAL

Our delightful Saag Aloo Fritters are far more filling than they look! Packed with plenty of fresh veggies and seasoned with mild, fragrant spices, they’re the perfect side dish for a curry night feast. They’re also light enough to snack on throughout the day (hot or cold!) at just 45 calories per serving!

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories45
  • Carbs8.6g
  • Protein2.1g
  • Fat0g
  • Saturates0g
  • Sugars1.1g

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You’ll never regret brightening up your plate with our Saag Aloo Fritters. With potatoes, spinach and onion, each little cake comes packed with filling veg and seasoned to have a mild, fragrantly-spiced punch.

The perfect accompaniment for a family curry night, add them to the side of an Indian-inspired feast or snack on them throughout the day when you’ve got a hankering for a savoury bite. Either way, they’ll only add 45 calories to your daily count!

Once your adorable little fritters are baked to crispy perfection, there’s no way you’ll be able to resist taking them for a quick dip. Rather than relying on shop-bought sauces, we’ve rustled up a simple, lower-calorie mint-infused yoghurt that brings the mild spices to life.

What diets are Saag Aloo Fritters suitable for?

These Saag Aloo Fritters are suitable for vegetarian and gluten-free diets.

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

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Use a potato masher to more easily combine your ingredients.

You’ll want a good-sized frying pan to evenly cook your fritters.

How many calories are in Saag Aloo Fritters?

There are 12 calories per fritter in this Saag Aloo Fritters recipe, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category. 

To cut down the amount of calories even more, you can simply halve the portion size and serve with a healthy accompaniment!

Saag Aloo Fritters are perfect if you’re following a calorie-controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers. 

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Put the potatoes in a pan of cold, salted water and add the turmeric. Bring to the boil and cook for 15-20 minutes or until a knife slides easily through the potatoes.

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Step 2

Drain well, then mash along with the garam masala, garlic granules and onion granules.

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Step 3

While the potatoes are cooking, mix the yoghurt with the mint sauce and sweetener, if using. Refrigerate until needed.

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Step 4

Spray a frying pan with low-calorie cooking spray, place over a medium heat and add the spinach. Stir it around in the pan, for 2-3 minutes until it has wilted, then allow to cool slightly.

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Step 5

Wrap the spinach in a clean tea towel and squeeze out any liquid. Roughly chop and stir into the potatoes along with the chopped coriander. Taste and season with a little salt, if required.

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Step 6

Divide the potato mix into 12 equal pieces, roll into a ball and flatten each into a small potato cake.

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Step 7

Wipe out the frying pan, and spray with low-calorie cooking spray. Place over a medium heat.

Step 8

When hot, add the potato cakes and cook for around 3 minutes on each side until golden.

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Step 9

Serve with the yoghurt dip.

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Enjoy these Saag Aloo Fritters as a yummy, savoury slimming-friendly snack, or try them as part of an Indian-inspired spread alongside any of these dishes:

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How do you know when Saag Aloo Fritters are cooked?

It takes roughly 3 minutes for your potato cakes to cook through in a frying pan. Keep an eye out for each side turning golden and crisp.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe. 

How long can you keep Saag Aloo Fritters in the fridge?

Once you’ve put Saag Aloo Fritters out, ideally you should eat them within 4 hours.

If you allow any leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill.  You can keep leftovers of Saag Aloo Fritters in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so. 

Can I freeze Saag Aloo Fritters?

Yes, you can! This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following:

  • Freeze fritters as soon as they are cold enough.
  • Separate each fritter with a sheet of greaseproof paper. Make sure they’re wrapped well.
  • Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.

Don’t forget to add a label with what they are and the date they were frozen.

How do I reheat Saag Aloo Fritters?

To reheat from chilled, place the fritters in a moderate oven for 10-15 minutes, until piping hot throughout and crisp on the outside.

If you’re preparing fritters from frozen, wait until they’re thoroughly defrosted before frying them in a pan. They’ll need frying for around 3-4 minutes until they’re cooked through and golden on the outside.

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Saag Aloo Fritters

Our Saag Aloo Fritters are far more filling than they look! Packed with tasty veg and mild spices, they’re perfect for your next curry night.
  • Prep Time
    10 MINS
  • Cook Time
    30 MINS
  • KCals 45
  • Carbs 8.6G

Ingredients

  • 500 g potatoes peeled and diced
  • 2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp garlic granules
  • ½ tsp onion granules
  • 100 g spinach
  • handful of coriander chopped
  • low-calorie cooking spray
  • 100 g fat-free Greek yoghurt
  • 2 tsp mint sauce
  • salt
  • pinch of granulated sweetener or sugar (optional)

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Instructions

  1. Put the potatoes in a pan of cold, salted water and add the turmeric. Bring to the boil and cook for 15-20 minutes or until a knife slides easily through the potatoes.
  2. Drain well, then mash along with the garam masala, garlic granules and onion granules.
  3. While the potatoes are cooking, mix the yoghurt with the mint sauce and sweetener, if using. Refrigerate until needed.
  4. Spray a frying pan with low-calorie cooking spray, place over a medium heat and add the spinach. Stir it around in the pan, for 2-3 minutes until it has wilted, then allow to cool slightly.
  5. Wrap the spinach in a clean tea towel and squeeze out any liquid. Roughly chop and stir into the potatoes along with the chopped coriander. Taste and season with a little salt, if required.
  6. Divide the potato mix into 12 equal pieces, roll into a ball and flatten each into a small potato cake.
  7. Wipe out the frying pan, and spray with low-calorie cooking spray. Place over a medium heat.
  8. When hot, add the potato cakes and cook for around 3 minutes on each side until golden.
  9. Serve with the yoghurt dip.

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HoppyTuesday 5th September 2023

Wow! Cooked them in the air fryer for 5 mins with a couple of squirts of olive oil and they were delicious!

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    LisaTuesday 12th September 2023

    Hi, glad you enjoyed them, and thank you for the air fryer tip!

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