Pumpkin Saag

3 pounds sugar pumpkin
3 tbs peanut oil
1 large white onion, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 tsp garam masala
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp cayenne
1 cup water
1-inch cube fresh ginger, peeled
10 oz fresh spinach, chopped coarsely
juice of 1/2 lime

1. Preheat oven to 350. Cut tops off pumpkins. Cut pumpkins vertically and scoop out guts/seeds. Place flatly on greased baking sheet and bake 45 minutes.

2. Let pumpkin cool. Peel off skin. Chop pumpkin into 1-inch chunks.

3. Saute onions in oil for 5 minutes. Add garlic and saute 2 to 3 minutes more, until everything is golden brown.

4. Add pumpkin and cook until heated, 3 minutes. Add spices and salt. Grate ginger into pot.

5. Add water and cook about 5 minutes. Mix, leaving it somewhat chunky.

6. Add spinach in batches, mixing after each addition.

7. Cook for about 10 minutes. Add lime and salt to taste.

From the Veganomicon


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