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Instant Pot Saag Aloo with Chard and Sweet Potatoes. Sweet Potato Chard/Spinach curry, ready in 25 mins. Serve this easy side with dals or curries or add to a bowl. Saucepan option. Vegan Gluten-free Recipe.

Instant Pot Saag Aloo with Chard and Sweet Potatoes. Sweet Potato Chard/Spinach curry. Serve this easy side with dals or curries or add to a bowl. #Vegan #veganricha #soyfree #Glutenfree #Recipe easily #nutfree | VeganRicha.com

When Sweet Potatoes and Chard meet, you make Saag Aloo. Saag means greens or a dish made of greens, and Aloo is potatoes. I use Chard for the greens in this dish. Spinach, mustard or a mix with baby kale and other greens will work too. For the Aloo, I use sweet potatoes. Regular potatoes will work as a direct substitution as well.  

A simple start with onion, ginger, garlic, some spices, then some non dairy yogurt or vegan cream of choice, pressure cook and done. Takes just 10 minutes to put together then pressure cook and wait 5 mins to release. Serve this easy Saag Aloo with Dals or bean curries. Pictured here with Punjabi Dal fry made with Moong Dal. Yuhmm!

The recipe can easily be made nut-free and in a Saucepan(instructions in the Recipe notes). Add some cooked chickpeas or lentils to make it into a meal. 

Instant Pot Saag Aloo with Chard and Sweet Potatoes. Sweet Potato Chard/Spinach curry. Serve this easy side with dals or curries or add to a bowl. #Vegan #veganricha #soyfree #Glutenfree #Recipe easily #nutfree | VeganRicha.com

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Assemble the ingredients, chop and set aside. 

Instant Pot Saag Aloo with Chard and Sweet Potatoes. Sweet Potato Chard/Spinach curry. Serve this easy side with dals or curries or add to a bowl. #Vegan #soyfree #Glutenfree #Recipe easily #nutfree| VeganRicha.com

Instant Pot Saag Aloo with Chard and Sweet Potatoes. Sweet Potato Chard/Spinach curry. Serve this easy side with dals or curries or add to a bowl. #Vegan #veganricha #soyfree #Glutenfree #Recipe easily #nutfree| VeganRicha.com

Toast the spices, then add onion and garlic and cook to golden. Then add in the tomatoes and greens. 

Fold in sweet potatoes and non dairy yogurt, mix in. Close the lid and Pressure cook. 

Instant Pot Saag Aloo with Chard and Sweet Potatoes. Sweet Potato Chard/Spinach curry. Serve this easy side with dals or curries or add to a bowl. #Vegan #soyfree #Glutenfree #Recipe easily #nutfree| VeganRicha.com

Serve with Dals or bean curries. 

Instant Pot Saag Aloo with Chard and Sweet Potatoes. Sweet Potato Chard/Spinach curry. Serve this easy side with dals or curries or add to a bowl. #Vegan #soyfree #Glutenfree #Recipe easily #nutfree #veganricha2| VeganRicha.com

Instant Pot Saag Aloo - Sweet Potato & Chard Curry

4.98 from 34 votes
By: Vegan Richa
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Servings: 3
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Gluten-free, Indian, Vegan
Instant Pot Saag Aloo with Chard and Sweet Potatoes. Sweet Potato Chard/Spinach curry. Serve this easy side with dals or curries or add to a bowl. Saucepan option. Vegan Gluten-free Recipe.
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Ingredients 
 

  • 1 tsp oil, or use 2 tbsp water or broth to saute
  • 4 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp minced ginger
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp ground cumin, , or 1/2 tsp cumin and 1/2 tsp coriander
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1/3 tsp cayenne
  • 1 or 2 whole cloves, (or use 1/8 tsp ground cloves)
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 2 cups cubed sweet potato, , or regular potatoes
  • 2 cups packed chopped chard, , spinach or a mix of greens
  • 1/2 cup water, use 3/4 cup for saucier
  • 1/2 cup non dairy yogurt or full fat coconut milk
  • lemon and cilantro for garnish

Instructions 

  • Heat oil in Instant pot on saute. When hot, add the garlic and ginger and mix and cook for 30 seconds. (Or use a tbsp of broth to saute).
  • Add the onion and pinch of salt. Mix and cook for 2 minutes. Deglaze with a tbsp of water if needed, stir frequently.
  • Add the spices and salt and mix in for a few seconds. 
  • Add the sweet potatoes, greens, water and yogurt and mix well to combine.
  • Cancel saute, close the lid and pressure cook for 4 mins (manual hi). Then Release the pressure after 5 mins
  • Add some coconut milk or cashew cream for creamier if needed. Taste and adjust salt and flavor. Add some garam masala if needed. Garnish with lemon and cilantro. Serve with dals, beans or curries.

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Notes

Saucepan: Follow first 4 steps in a skillet over medium heat. Add another 1/4 cup water and mix in. Cover and cook for 13 to 15 mins. Stir, check for doneness. Add more water or coconut milk if needed and simmer for a few mins. 
 
Variation: Add 1.5 cups or 15 oz can, drained chickpeas or cooked lentils with the sweet potato for additional protein to make it into a meal. Increase the spices and a bit of salt for the added volume.
You can also add a 1/3 cup red lentils and a cup more water.
 
Nutrition is 1 of 3 serves, does not include sides 

Nutrition

Calories: 146kcal, Carbohydrates: 28g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 2g, Sodium: 621mg, Potassium: 471mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 7g, Vitamin A: 14130IU, Vitamin C: 18.3mg, Calcium: 115mg, Iron: 1.7mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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Instant Pot Saag Aloo with Chard and Sweet Potatoes. Sweet Potato Chard/Spinach curry. Serve this easy side with dals or curries or add to a bowl. #Vegan #soyfree #Glutenfree #Recipe easily #nutfree| VeganRicha.com

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Hi, I'm Richa! I create flavorful plant based recipes that are inspired by my Indian upbringing, including many gluten-free, soy-free, and oil-free options.

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85 Comments

    1. Richa says:

      Start with 1 teaspoon

      1. Brit says:

        5 stars
        Thank you so much! Made it tonight with the 1 tsp of curry powder. The whole family loved it. Absolutely delicious we had a hard time leaving leftovers.

        1. Vegan Richa Support says:

          yay! so glad you all enjoyed

  1. Brit says:

    Is it possible to use curry powder instead of the individual spices and if so how much should I use? Thanks 😊

    1. Vegan Richa Support says:

      yes, season to taste

  2. Madeleine says:

    5 stars
    I made this as my first recipe in our new Instant Pot, and it tasted heavenly! I accidentally added 1 C coconut milk instead of 1/2 and I will say we were happy with the flavor :). My husband loved it too, and wow it’s less effort than when I used to make saag aloo on the stovetop. I found the instructions easy to understand too. Next time I want to make a double batch and I’m wondering whether to lengthen the pressure-cooking time or not? We’ll see what works!

    1. Richa says:

      Same pressure cook time

  3. Rita says:

    5 stars
    Delicious! I used a mix of kale and spinach. Increased water to 3/4 c. as well as the coconut milk. Spices were excellent!

    1. Vegan Richa Support says:

      excellent to hear

  4. Karen says:

    5 stars
    This was fantastic. I made it exactly as written with chard and sweet potatoes. I followed the stove top instructions. I served it with the Punjabi dal fry and some brown basmati rice. Excellent flavors.

    1. Vegan Richa Support says:

      glad you liked it , thank you

  5. Nancy W. says:

    5 stars
    I’m new to IP cooking, and had fresh rainbow chard from the garden, so I made this Saag Aloo tonight. It was awesome!! Simply because I had them, I added cauliflower and mushrooms, and a drop of cilantro essential oil to the pot after cooking (since I didn’t have any fresh). Served over an ancient grains mix, with a dollop of plain Greek yogurt and a side of organic strawberries. YUM!

    1. Vegan Richa Support says:

      rainbow chard! wow – great use of essential oils – YUM indeed

      1. Dawn says:

        5 stars
        So tasty! I used kale and threw in some red lentils as suggested. Very comforting and nourishing as well. New to your site and cant wait to try more of your recipes. Keep em’ coming please!

        1. Vegan Richa Support says:

          keep coming by!

  6. Mrs Smith says:

    5 stars
    Quick, easy and absolutely delicious!!!

    1. Vegan Richa Support says:

      Excellent – I appreciate it