Today’s recipe is for a Spicy Lamb Sag Aloo Stew. What is sag aloo? Well, sag is spinach and aloo is potatoes :D That’s what my Indian take-away menu tells me at least, and it sounded so much more exotic that just lamb, spinach and potato stew!
This curry does take a while to cook – just over an hour, so bear that in mind when you’re cooking this for dinner!
- 300g lean lamb steaks, visible fat removed, cut into bitesized pieces
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 4 large garlic cloves, peeled and chopped
- 5cm piece fresh root ginger, peeled and chopped
- 1 red chillie, deseeded and chopped
- 2 tbsp balti curry paste
- 400g can chopped tomatoes
- 200g new potatoes, quartered
- 400ml water
- 3 ripe tomatoes, quartered
- 200g raw spinach leaves
- freshly ground black pepper
- one calorie oil spray (e.g., FryLight)
- Heat a large saucepan and spritz with one calorie oil spray. Fry the onions gently for abut 8 minutes - adding a drop of water if needed. Add the garlic, chilli, ginger and curry paste and cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
- Heat a frying pan then spritz with one calorie oil spray. Season the lamb with some black pepper and fry the lamb until browned.
- Using a hand held blender, or food processor, whizz the onion mixture until it becomes a coarse puree. You can add a splash of water if you need to. Put the puree back into the pan.
- Add the browned lamb to the onion puree along with the canned tomatoes, potatoes and water. Bring to the boil and then reduce to a simmer. Pop the lid on and simmer the stew for 40 minutes.
- Stir occasionally, and after 40 minutes, add the quartered fresh tomatoes. Replace the lid and carry on simmering for another 10 minutes.
- After an hour, add the fresh spinach leaves - the heat of the stew will make them wilt. Stir into the curry until mixed through.
- Serve in bowls - no rice needed!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 400
Disclaimer: Please remember, I’m not a dietician, I follow and tweak recipes and work out the calorie content using resources online. I lose weight cooking my low calorie dishes, so am confident that I am keeping the calories nice and low. Always check with your doctor before going on any weight loss programme.