Freshers’ Recipes: Sweet Potato Saag


Recipe is vegetarian, vegan, gluten free 

Perfect for the increasingly chilly winter nights, this curry is wholesome, hearty and warming. This particular recipe serves 4, so you can invite your new pals over and show off your culinary skills, or pop any leftovers in a tupperware and keep it for another day!

You will need:

1 tbsp oil
1 onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
20g fresh root ginger, grated
2 sweet potatoes, peeled & diced
1 tomato, diced
300ml veg stock
200g baby spinach, washed & chopped
salt/pepper
1 green chilli, sliced
handful of fresh coriander

For the spice mix:
1tsp coriander seeds
1tsp cumin seeds
1tsp fennel seeds
1/2 tsp ground turmeric

Method:

  1. For the spice mix, dry roast the whole spices, then ground to powder.
  2. Heat the oil in a pan/skillet/pot, then add the onion and cook until softened.
  3. Add the garlic, ginger, spice mix & chilli, then stir until combined.
  4. Add the diced sweet potatoes, then stir to coat them with the sauce.
  5. Once everything is well combined, add the tomato and stock, and then season as required with salt/pepper.
  6. Bring to the boil, then lower to a simmer. Cover and cook the sauce until the sweet potato has softened.
  7. Finally, add the spinach and cover again until it wilts.
  8. Stir carefully to combine, then garnish with coriander! Best served with rice and/or naan bread.
  9. Enjoy!

[Katie Athwal]

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