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Vegan Saag Aloo (Spinach Curry)

Updated: Nov 9, 2023


Vegan Saag Aloo, a harmonious blend of spinach and potatoes, representing the richness of Indian cuisine in a plant-based dish
Vegan Saag Aloo (Spinach Curry)

Potatoes and greens come together like an age-old romance in the world of culinary delights. Today, we're embracing a textured, wholesome rendition of the Saag Aloo, allowing our spinach to beautifully wilt without losing its vibrant essence. Embark with me on this delightful sojourn through Indian cuisine, infused with vegan charm and authenticity.

 

Recipe:


Serves: 4


Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Total time: 45 minutes

 

Ingredients:


- 3 large potatoes, cubed

- 400g fresh spinach leaves

- 1 medium onion, finely chopped

- 2 cloves garlic, minced

- 1 inch ginger, grated

- 2 green chillies, finely sliced

- 1 tsp cumin seeds

- 1/2 tsp turmeric powder

- 1 tsp coriander powder

- 1/2 tsp garam masala

- Salt to taste

- 3 tbsp coconut oil or vegetable oil


 

Method:


1. Start by preheating the oven to 200°C.


2. Coat the cubed potatoes with a tablespoon of oil, a hint of salt, and turmeric. Spread them on a baking sheet and bake for about 20 minutes, or until they turn a lovely golden hue.

3. In a pan, warm 2 tbsp of oil over medium heat. Introduce the cumin seeds.

4. When they start to sizzle and dance around, infuse the aromatic blend of onions, allowing them to turn translucent. As they begin to soften, mix in the garlic, ginger, and green chillies.

5. As the onions attain a golden-brown shade, sprinkle in the coriander powder and a touch of salt.

6. Add fresh spinach to the pan. Stir occasionally and allow it to wilt, yet preserving its verdant character.

7. Gently blend in the golden-baked potatoes, making sure they're kissed by the aromatic spices.

8. As the symphony of flavours come together, finish with a light dusting of garam masala.

 

Additional Tips:


Pair this dish with a dollop of vegan yogurt accentuated with a whisper of roasted cumin powder or a soft, pillowy slice of vegan garlic naan.


 

Allergy information / alternatives:


Those sensitive to nightshades may choose to omit the green chillies.

If avoiding soy, ensure accompanying vegan items are soy-free.

 

Nutritional Information (per serving):

- Energy: 230 kcal

- Protein: 8g

- Fat: 8g

- Saturated Fat: 6g (from coconut oil)

- Carbohydrates: 34g

- Sugars: 3g

- Fibre: 5g

- Sodium: 220mg


Note: The nutritional information provided is approximate and may vary based on the specific ingredients used and their proportions.







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