|This pumpkin puree will spice up any boring plate of rice.|
I thought it peculiar to see that tasty orange deliciousness not being used as a sweet dessert, but as a rich, savory rice topper. After tasting this concoction and helping myself to a few more delicious helpings alongside naan, another amazing flavor profile for pumpkin was soon discovered.
The tragedy, however, year after year, the restaurant didn't serve pumpkin saag. Either I kept coming on the wrong autumn day or not enough people reveled in the contagious love of this particular dish.
Thus, I decided to make it somehow.
Well-Cookbooked's Pumpkin Saag
Inspired from this site, I made some minor changes to this recipe by using canned pumpkin, almond milk, and dried onion/garlic. Also didn't have any garam masala ingredients lying around except bay leaf.
Easy Creamy Vegan Pumpkin Faux Saag Ingredients
1 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1 cup almond milk
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 1/2 cup fresh spinach
3 tablespoon nutritional yeast
1 teaspoon curry powder
1 teaspoon Simply Asia Ginger Garlic Seasoning
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1 crushed bay leaf
1/4 teaspoon ginger (optional)
Inside of a skillet, set on medium heat, stir pumpkin, almond milk, and olive oil together.
Wilt in the fresh spinach.
Add in the spices.
Stir for an additional 5-7 minutes.
Top with additional bay leaves if desired.
|Great paired with brown rice. I forgot the peas!!!!!|
The bay leaves gave an unexpected pizzazz.
See I sort of hate them because they overwhelm my palette, but breaking them up to a finer consistency makes it a tolerable ingredient and blends perfectly well with the spices used in the quite enjoyable, very fulfilling pumpkin saag- loved beside a plate of plain brown rice. Basmati or yellow rice would be yummy accompaniments too, especially with green peas and little diced carrots.
Thick, creamy, and rich, I am pretty sure to make this again!
A delicious little, simple experimentation.
Not as good as that restaurant, but close to being something very, very wonderful.