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Saag Aloo

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saag aloo

5 from 2 votes
Course:
Dinner
Freezes Well
Servings: 4 servings
Cost per portion 54p
Calories: 655kcal
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Ingredients

  • 1 kg potatoes cubed into 2cm pieces
  • 500 g spinach
  • 400 g onion chopped
  • 50 g fresh ginger grated
  • dessertspoon garam masala
  • 2 tsps garlic powder
  • ½ tsp chilli
  • 100 g red lentils
  • salt
  • 50 ml veg oil
  • 1 pint water to stop the curry burning as it cooks
  • 200 g rice

Instructions

  • Fry garam masala, ginger and garlic and chilli in oil for a minute, then add the onions and lentils stirring until coated and onions are translucent, approx 5 mins.
  • Stir the cubes of potato in until coated, then add the spinach.
  • Reduce heat, and simmer until the potato has cooked through, testing with a knife after 10 mins and then every 5 mins ish.
  • When the curry gets too dry, keep adding some more water, you will need a fair bit, as the lentils are thirsty! Taste and as salt as desired.
  • Serve with 50g (dry weight) rice per person.

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Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
saag aloo
Amount per Serving
Calories
655
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
14
g
22
%
Saturated Fat
 
11
g
69
%
Sodium
 
124
mg
5
%
Potassium
 
2262
mg
65
%
Carbohydrates
 
116
g
39
%
Fiber
 
19
g
79
%
Sugar
 
8
g
9
%
Protein
 
20
g
40
%
Vitamin A
 
11721
IU
234
%
Vitamin C
 
94
mg
114
%
Calcium
 
205
mg
21
%
Iron
 
8
mg
44
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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