2 People Student Week Day 1

Sag Aloo and chapati • Photo by PhilAshley.com

The yogurt and fruit makes a tasty breakfast to start the day, just make sure to leave some for todays curry.

This is a simple tasty dish to make that serves more than two people, but that means there’s some for lunch the next day. If you want to invite more people just add extra potatoes and spinach. At the end of the week there should be plenty left over from the shopping anyway.

If you like this dish hot and spicy add another chilli. Also the curry paste will last for ages kept in the fridge once opened, and can be used as the bases of  lots of different curries.

yogurt and fruit

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Sag Aloo and chapati

Photo by PhilAshley.com


Sag Aloo
Adapted from Jamie Oliver Save with Jamie book

Serves 2


1 onion
2 tomatoes
Handful of coriander
2 tablespoons of the Rogan Josh curry paste
1/2 tablespoon olive oil
3 large potatoes chopped
2 cloves of garlic
1/2 fresh chilli or 1/2 teaspoon chilli flakes
1 teaspoons cumin seeds
200g frozen spinach, defrosted

Method for the Sag Aloo

Wash and cut the potatoes in to 3cm chunks, leaving the skins on for extra nutrition.

Peel the onion and blitz with the tomato and coriander stalks and the curry paste.

Heat some oil in a pan and cook for a few minutes. Then add the potatoes to the pan, with pinch of salt and pepper. Then pour in enough water to come halfway up the potatoes but not cover them. Bring to the boil then put the lid on and simmer  for 10-15 minutes until cooked through but still firm.

You can make the chapati dough while this is cooking so they are ready to cook after the Sag Aloo is ready.

Remove the lid and turn up to a medium heat until the liquid is reduced – about 15 minutes.

Meanwhile make the flavoured oil by peeling and slicing the garlic with the chilli and place in a pan with the cumin seeds and a tablespoon of oil. Cook for 5 minutes on a low heat until golden. Take off the heat and put to one side.

When the potatoes are ready, stir in the defrosted spinach and cook for a further 5 minute, while you cook the chapatis.

Stir in the flavoured oil, then serve the Sag Aloo with the chapatis and some natural yogurt and a scatter of the chopped coriander if available.


Makes 6 chapatis

Ingredients for the Chapatis

100g Plain flour
1 tablespoons oil
75ml water


Place the flour in a bowl with a pinch of salt and make a dip in the middle.

Pour in the oil and mix together with a fork, then add the water and mix with your hands until you have a dough.

On a flour dusted surface roll into a long sausage and cut into 6 equal slices. Then roll each one into a ball.

With a rolling pin, roll each ball thinly to about 8-10 inches and place on a plate with a dusting of flour between them.

When the curry is ready, in a dry frying pan cook the chapatis on each side for about a minute or until cooked but not coloured. Stack them and keep warm until needed.