Saag Aloo, I’m back to being healthy!

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So the plan was to take a cheeky break from our relatively healthy diet that both my husband and I are on. We did for a while…And I’m extremely happy to say I am back to eating healthy and even healthier! Yay!

The reason for the termination of the cheeky break was that I started to feel horrible physically. I felt bloated and guilty that I had to go back to the wonderful way it was!

I think anyone can tell you to eat healthy, but it’s only when you see what a difference it makes to you! It’s when you realise it’s the best thing for you. You feel better, not only physically but emotionally too!

So what better way to celebrate then to share my saag aloo recipe with you all. Fresh vivid green baby spinach draped over soft spiced new potatoes! It just couldn’t get better. Enjoy, much love D x

INGREDIENTS

500g new potatoes quartered and par boiled
200g baby spinach
2 cloves garlic crushed
1 green chilli finely sliced
½ tsp grated ginger
1 tbsp sunflower oil
¼ mustard seeds
¼ tsp cumin seeds
Pinch of dried red chilli flakes
⅓ tsp turmeric powder
2 tsp coriander & cumin powder
1 tsp garam masala
Salt to taste

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METHOD

• Heat up the oil in a large saucepan with the chilli flakes, mustard and cumin seeds. Once they start to pop, gently add in the garlic, ginger and par boiled potatoes, mix well and ensure the potatoes are coated in the oil

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• Throw in all the spices and seasoning, combine well, pour in a little water to aid the cooking process (½ cup)

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•Cover and simmer on a low heat for 10-15 minutes.

• Put in the whole bag of baby spinach and cover to allow it to wilt, stirring occasionally

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• Leave to cook for a further 10 minutes, ensuring that the potato is now soft and fluffy. You may like add a little single cream to make the curry a little richer (leave out if Vegan)

• Serve up with some naan bread or chapattis

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36 thoughts on “Saag Aloo, I’m back to being healthy!

  1. It really is amazing isn’t it: once you start eating healthy, many (ok never all, but many, many) unhealthy things just really do not feel fun anymore and are not liked by your body. Enjoy (and with food like this it cannot be hard – yum!)

  2. Looks very nice and such a great combination of my favourite Aaloo with spinach which is full of iron. Great recipe. Thank you once again Dimple for sharing with us.

  3. Yummy recipe! To begin with I misread ‘cheeky break’ as cheesy. I was going to jump in and say – no need to bin the cheese! You can still enjoy cheese and feel healthy!! – But of course, you know that 🙂 Enjoy feeling better in yourself again and eating delicious food!

  4. Looks delicious! You are right about the physical difference you experience when you eat healthy and then eat unhealthy. The body lets you know when it is not happy. Congrats to you and your husband for choosing to eat very well.

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