Saag & Root Soup
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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Saag is a traditional Indian dish made with greens. The added root veg in this soup is great for B vitamins and fibre. Turmeric and cumin help support the immune system.
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Ingredients you'll need
  • 1 onion
  • 1 carrot
  • A bag of turnips
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • A thumb of ginger
  • A thumb of turmeric
  • 1 chilli
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 large handfuls of baby leaf spinach
From your kitchen
  • A gloss of olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 600ml boiling water or stock, if you have some
Step by step this way
  • 1.

    Peel and thinly slice your onion. Peel or scrub your carrot and finely dice. Get a large pot hot. Add a gloss of oil. Swirl in your onion and carrot. Add a pinch of salt and pepper. Sizzle over medium-low heat for 5 mins.

  • 2.

    Cut your turnips into 2 cm chunks. Peel and grate 1 tbsp ginger and 1 tbsp turmeric. Cut a few slices from your chilli. Peel and finely chop your garlic cloves. Stir all this into the onion, along with the cumin seeds. Sizzle for a few mins, till the turnips are nicely mixed with the spices.

  • 3.

    Grate in a little lemon zest. Add your boiling water or stock. Simmer 10 mins, or till the turnips are tender right the way through. Taste. Tweak seasoning and spicing to your liking.

  • 4.

    Stir the spinach into the mix. Add a squeeze of lemon juice, if you like. Dish up.