Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Slow Cooker: Saag Aloo

I know that there is an overdose on Slow Cooker recipes on the blog right now. But I try to post non slow cooker posts in between, and at least I am posting, so that is good ;) This was the first recipe we tried in the Slow Cooker when we got it. Originally Saag Aloo is an Indian side dish, but we just ate it as a main. I often don't have the energy to make several dishes at once so often we just turn side dishes into main dishes. The original recipe is from Amuse your Bouche, a blog that I often use for easy recipes and I was glad to see she has easy recipes for the slow cooker as well.

Saag Aloo: (serves 4 as a side and 2 as a main for a 3.5L slow cooker)
- 650g potatoes, into cubes, a bit smaller than on the pictures ;)
- 0.5 onion, minced
- 50ml water
- 0.5 vegetable stock cube, crumbled
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 0.5 tsp cumin
- 0.5 tsp ground coriander
- 0.5 tsp garam masala
- 0.5 tsp chilli powder
- black pepper
- 250g fresh spinach, roughly chopped

Add the potatoes to the slow cooker with the onion, water, crumbled stock cube, oil, spices, and a dash of black pepper. Add a couple of  handfuls of fresh spinach. It depends a bit on how much will fit. If it doesn't fit all at once just add the rest about an hour into the cooking time. Set on high for 3 hours, until the potato is soft and stir every hour to scrape down the sides.

We served it as is with a boiled egg on the side for the protein. But you can serve it over rice, or with a roti pancake. Or with other Indian dishes, like Aloo Gobi, which I will post the recipe of later.

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