I have a confession to make. I love potatoes, especially new potatoes. When I was a child and we used to go anywhere with a picnic, my dad would always make us new potatoes the night before and we would eat them cold with lunch, it was my favourite part (and I do the same to my children now). I can’t get enough of them.
My slightly unusual preference for potatoes also manifests itself in my trying curries all the time that have potatoes in them. Saag Aloo is one of my all time favourites, and this chickpea, cauliflower and potato curry was another tasty potato choice.
If you like potatoes, then this new Vegan Keema Aloo recipe is for you. The potatoes are nicely coloured and spiced with added turmeric, and combined with the heartiness and texture of the mince, and the spice from the chilli and garam masala, it was a delicious and quick to prepare meal.
Vegan Keema Aloo
- 250 g New Potatoes
- 1 Onion White
- 3 cloves Garlic
- 1 chunk Ginger
- 200 g Vegan Mince Frozen or fresh
- 1 tsp Ground Cumin
- 2 tbsp Turmeric
- 1 Chilli Green
- 1 tbsp Garam Masala
- 1 tbsp Coriander Ground
- 1/2 tin Chopped Tomatoes
- Wash the potatoes, then chop into bite sized chunks. Cover with cold water and 1 tbsp turmeric. Bring to the boil, then lower to a rolling boil. Cook for 12 minutes or until soft.
- In a large frying pan, water sautee the onions for 5 minutes until soft.
- Add half the chilli chopped (with or without seeds depending on how hot you like it), garlic and ginger, and cook for another 2 minutes.
- Add the coriander, garam masala, cumin and and cook for another 3 minutes, stirring well.
- Add the mince and a little water to stop sticking and stir through the onion mix.
- Add the chopped tomatoes and cooked, drained potatoes. Mix well and cook for around 10 minutes.
- Once cooked, serve with brown rice, or chapati, and top with the remaining green chilli.
I had my curry with brown rice and steamed kale. It was really filling but surprisingly low in calories, most of them coming from the potatoes and the mince.
For slimming world followers, it looks as if this could be syn free. If my sources are correct, then the mince I used is free (Morrisons Meat Free Mince), you could use any free brand though or even TVP (textured vegetable protein) with a little soaking beforehand.