Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Chana Saag Aloo (using Kale)

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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