Spinach and Sweet Potato Curry (Saag Aloo)

Spinach and Sweet Potato Curry (Saag Aloo)
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Summary

This recipe for a spiced Indian spinach dish replaces the regular potatoes with sweet potatoes for a delicious and healthful new take on curry.

  • Prep time
    15 min
  • Cook time
    15 min
  • Servings
    6 Servings
  • Serving size
    3/4 cup
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

6 Servings

  • Serving Size
    3/4 cup
  • Amount per serving Calories 80

  • Total Fat 3g
    • Saturated Fat 0g
    • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 240mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 12g
    • Dietary Fiber 3g
    • Total Sugars 4g
    • Added Sugars 0g
  • Protein 2g
  • Potassium 390mg
  • Phosphorus 45mg

Choices/Exchanges: 1/2 Starch, 1 Nonstarchy vegetable, 1/2 Fat

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • medium sweet potatoes (peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks)
    2 (about 12 oz total)
  • olive oil
    1 tbsp
  • medium onion (peeled and thinly sliced)
    1
  • garlic (grated or minced)
    2 clove
  • salt
    1/2 tsp
  • black pepper
    1/2 tsp
  • cumin (ground )
    1 tsp
  • turmeric
    1 tsp
  • ground ginger
    1 tsp
  • chili powder
    1 tbsp
  • water or vegetable broth
    1 cup
  • baby spinach
    5 oz
Directions

Directions

  1. Add sweet potatoes and 1/2 cup water to a microwave-safe container or steamer with a lid. Microwave for 7-8 minutes or until sweet potatoes are just fork tender. Don’t overcook them.

  2. While the sweet potatoes are steaming, add olive oil to a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add the onions and sauté for 3-4 minutes or until onions turn clear. Add the garlic and sauté 2 more minutes.

  3. Add the salt, pepper, cumin, turmeric, ginger, chili powder and water or broth. Bring to a simmer.

  4. Add in the spinach and cook until wilted, about 5 minutes.

  5. Stir in the sweet potatoes to heat through.

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