This Sweet Potato Sag Aloo made a really tasty week night meal. It’s healthy and filling, and a great vegetarian option. I love vegetarian food but with a husband who is a huge meat lover, it’s not always easy to keep him happy with vegetarian choices but this sweet potato dish went down well.
I made this dish with our Gousto delivery box. If you’ve not heard of Gousto, it is a really convenient way to prepare home cooked meals for when you’re in a rush, or haven’t been able to plan – or when you just fancy trying out something a bit different. You receive all the ingredients needed for a set menu of meals, in just the right quantities, and you receive clear recipes cards along with that to make it a fool proof way to prepare those meals.
The Gousto box makes everything really easy, and the concept of it really appeals to me.
Here’s an example of one of the dishes we tried, the Sweet Potato Aloo saag
Ingredients for Sweet Potato Aloo Saag
- 400g Sweet Potato
- 150g Spring Greens
- 75g Basmati rice
- 1 tin chopped tomatos
- 1 green chilli
- 30g cashew nuts
- 2 tsp cumin seeds
- 1 tbsp ground tumeric
- 2 tsp ground coriander
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1 vegetable stock cube
As I mentioned, you get everything in your Gousto box in just the right quantities – so there is no digging around for an ingredient that you forgot to add to your supermarket list. I will admit, I am really bad meal planner so we often end up having similar things each week, or getting stuck in a rut with our meals. I am also quite bad for forgetting ingredients at the shops and then having to substitute or miss things out so I really appreciated how everything with Gousto is so organised.
With the Gousto box, we got everything we needed for three meals. The dates are marked on the ingredients so that you can see which meal is better for earlier in the week, and which will be good to cook later in the week – but all of them have a couple of days lee-way, in case you miss a night and are not able to cook then your produce will not go bad.
You can choose to have your box for either 2 people or 4 people, but if some of those 4 people are children then you can feed 5 or 6 on a 4 person box.
Having the Gousto box made cooking so effortless, as I didn’t have to think about anything or plan. I’m sure many mums can relate to feeling tired by the end of the day, so not having to think about what to cook but just having everything right there in front of you is really awesome. I enjoyed trying out the new recipes, and each one tasted great.
I will take you through the steps of the Sweet potato sag aloo:
Method: Sweet Potato Sag Aloo
Dice your sweet potato, with the skin still on.
Heat your oil, throw in your spices and toast them for 1 min before tossing in the sweet potato to cook.
Add your chopped tomatoes, along with the stock cube and boiling water.
Stir to combine it all, bring to a boil and then reduce to a low simmer.
Meanwhile, make your rice. (I have to admit, I ignored our Gousto instructions and just made our rice in the rice cooker)
When your sweet potato dish is nearly cooked, rip up the leaves from your spring greens and chop them. Add them to the pot and cook for 7-9 mins.
Crush your cashews using a rolling pin and sprinkle them on top to serve.
And you’re done!
An easy and tasty meal, made even easier with Gousto.
You can chose between meat boxes and veggie boxes, and check the menus on the Gousto site before you order. The meat boxes may contain pork, and are not Halal which is why we went for the veggie option – plus interesting veggie options makes a nice change.
With Gousto, there is no lock in. Your account will automatically be set to weekly deliveries at first but you can log in and change the dates or place it on hold if you don’t want to commit to regular deliveries and prefer to try out the service just now and then.
How much does Gousto cost?
- Meat box for 2 people – £34.99 per week
- Meat box for 4 people – £49.99 per week
- Veggie box for 2 people – £33.99 per week
- Veggie box for 4 people – £47.99 per week
Of course this is more expensive than buying ingredients directly from the supermarket, but the convenience of Gousto is great and if you’re able to budget a little more for convenience or are in need of a quick option but don’t want to go to ready meals or freezer foods, then Gousto is a great way to continue having healthy home cooked meals during busy weeks.
If you want to try out the service, In The Playroom readers can get a £20 discount on your first box by using the code INTHEPLAYROOM20
Check the Gousto website to find out more.
We were sent our box in order to review