This morning I was craving comfort food, after a few days of being under the grips of a hard drive meltdown, I wanted to take 15 mins out to put on a slow cooked meal for when my curry loving family get home tonight for their num nums!.
I'm in love with aromatic curries and being a massive fan of spinach the combination of the two makes for the ultimate comfort meal. There's usually a few bunches of spinach hanging out in my fridge and a bottle of coconut juice and this spiffy saag is honestly so simple to make it virtually cooks itself so you can do the things you need to do during the day without having to rush home and cook dinner. And it's there waiting for you when you get home all warm and soothing like a comfy pair of slippers.
Saag is so perfectly delicate in flavour and this recipe absolutely tastes divine. It's not overpoweringly, eye-wateringly pungent or super spicy so there'll be no hurried trips to the vindaloo!
Pop it in the slow cooker in the morning and by the time you get home dinner will be ready when you are. I'm sure you won't be disappointed!
500 gms skinless chicken thighs cut into bite sized pieces
3 TBS red curry paste (no additives)
1/2 cup chopped coriander
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 large onion, chopped
1-inch piece ginger, minced
4 bunches spinach, washed and chopped
1 TBS coconut oil
1 tsp lemon rind
1/2 lemon juiced
1 bottle coconut juice or 1 can coconut milk (optional)
Sea Salt to taste
8 drops of liquid stevia (optional)
The How To:
Saute the onions, ginger and garlic in coconut oil in frying pan until browned
Add coconut water (or milk) and red curry paste, lemon juice and rind and stir over medium heat then add chopped spinach and cook for five mins
Transfer into slow cooker add coriander and place on low for 5 hours
Serve with fresh coriander and enjoy!