Superfood Siobhan

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Sweet Potato Saag Aloo

By Monday, September 23, 2013 , , , , ,

Whilst reading The Guardian's food insert last week, I came across an article of a British potato farmer, featuring a recipe for Saag Aloo. I was determined to make it for my parents and I this Saturday night, but I wanted to give it a twist, so I made up my own recipe and used sweet potato instead. This curry is warming and nourishing, and it's pretty easy to make too. It's delicious with rice, naan bread or even on its own, and it tastes even better warmed up the next day.

Serves 4 as a main

You will need:
1 large Onion
2 cloves Garlic
2 tbsps Coconut oil
2 medium-large Sweet potatoes (Approximately 800g)
2 tbsp Cumin seeds
1/2 a Fresh red chilli
5cm grated Ginger root
1/2 tbsp Ground Cumin
1/2 tbsp Ground Coriander
Around 1 cup of water
A large bag (250g or so) Spinach
1 tsp Garam Masala

Cut your sweet potato into bite size chunks (either skin on or off, your choice) and steam for 15-20 minutes, or until soft when stabbed with a knife. Set aside, and heat the coconut oil in a large pot. Add the cumin seeds to the coconut oil, toasting lightly until aromatic. Add the onion and garlic and place the lid on the pot, allowing them to sweat and soften. Next, add the cumin, coriander, ginger root and chilli and allow to cook slightly, before adding half of the water and the steamed sweet potato cubes. Allow to soften and cook for about 10 minutes, then add the spinach and the other half of the water. Add the garam masala and simmer for 10 minutes more, or until the spinach has completely broken down and everything is well combined. Serve with your choice of bread or naan.

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  1. How would one heat it up the next day? Microwave or saucepan? x

    1. That's 100% up to you, I prefer to leave my leftovers in the pot I cooked it in the night before and just heat it that way

  2. could I use coconut milk instead of water?

    1. If that's what you prefer, then sure :)

  3. Just made this and it was so delicious and easy! Thanks so much for the recipe

    1. You're so welcome, thanks for letting me know!

  4. Yum! I made this last night with my boyfriend. So easy and delicious

  5. This sounds really delicious! I think I'm going to make this tomorrow :) But would you say It makes 4 portions whith something like rice or quinoa as a side or does it make 4 without any additives?

  6. There's 4 portions of curry, but there's definitely not 4 full meals there, it needs a decent portion of rice on the side :)

  7. This was soooo good! I had mine with brown rice, toasted pine nuts and sultanas- yum, thanks Siobhan :)