Anyone who knows me, knows I love Indian food. I love the warming, aromatic spices and how it changes a simple dish into an amazing dish. One of my favorite Indian dishes is Saag. I already have two saag dishes on the blog (here and here), so why a third? Well, I have tons of kale in my garden right now, so this recipe uses fresh kale, instead of frozen spinach. And I think this one is my favorite so far. :)
Chana Saag Aloo
3 tablespoons canola oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 medium onion, finely diced
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 teaspoon garam masala
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
4-5 cups a fresh kale, chopped and steamed (about 10oz)
1/2 cup canned coconut milk (or more depending on how thick you like your saag)
2 cups cubed potatoes, cooked and drained,
1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
Heat oil over medium heat; add garlic and onion. Cook until soft. Stir in spices and cook for a couple more minutes. Add in the kale and stir well, cook for a couple of minutes. Add in the coconut milk and heat on low for a few minutes, then place the mixture into a food processor or blender and blend until smooth, stir in the potatoes and chickpeas and serve over rice.
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