What Would Thoreau Eat? This Kale And Potato Subzi, Perhaps?
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Kale and Potato Subzi
Recipe type: Side
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 6
  • 1 bunch kale (about 12-15 leaves). Wash the kale, then strip the leaves off the tough stems and chop them finely.
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed and chopped
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 2 medium potatoes, scrubbed clean and cut into a ½-inch dice
  • 1 tsp soy sauce (I know this is a weird ingredient here, but kale and soy sauce have great chemistry)
  • 1 tsp hot sauce like Sriracha (use chilli powder if you don't have this)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • Salt to taste
  1. Heat the oil in a saucepan or wok over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the mustard seeds and when they sputter, turn down the heat to medium and add the potatoes and garlic.
  3. Saute the potatoes, stirring occasionally, until they begin to take on a golden hue.
  4. Add the chopped kale, stir until it starts to wilt. Add the soy sauce and hot sauce, stir well, and add a couple of tablespoons of water. Slap on a tight-fitting lid and let the kale steam. If the water evaporates, add a couple more tablespoons and repeat until the kale is quite tender, about 30 minutes.
  5. Stir in the lemon juice and salt, if required. Turn off the heat and serve hot.
Recipe by Holy Cow! Vegan Recipes at http://holycowvegan.net/what-would-thoreau-eat-this-kale-and/