Meatless meals 


Hello Dear Reader,

This has got to be one of my most favourite meals and it’s utterly delicious. Saag aloo and sweet corn fritters. I cheat a bit and make this a bit differently but here’s my recipes.

Sweet corn fritters.

1 tin sweet corn

1 small onion, finely diced,

75g of plain flour, mine was gluten free.

3 beaten eggs.

Season well with salt and pepper.

1 small bunch of fresh coriander roughly chopped. Combine all ingredients to a chunky batter.

Heat a pan with 5mm of vegetable oil and use a large spoon to drop a couple of spoonfuls to form a large fritter. Do not turn over until one side is completely cooked. 

Saag Aloo – this is a fragrant and very tasty side dish that we eat on its own.

500g of floury potatoes cut into cubes.

1 medium onion finely chopped 

3 cloves of garlic, gained diced.

Lazy ginger and chilli – I got mine in tubes from Aldi. I used a heaped tablespoon of each.

Tablespoon of whole grain mustard.

1 bag of baby leaf spinach.

Water to cook. 

You will need to start by gently frying the onion, keep the heat low and add the ginger, chilli and garlic. Add the chopped potatoes and cook really gently with just enough water to cook them. After ten minutes, they should be softened but not over cooked. Stir in the mustard. Wash the spinach and pat dry, and stir through so the spinach wilts.

We were famished this evening so I added some brown rice too. The whole supper was ready in under thirty minutes and it’s one of our cheapest meals.

What’s your favourite meatless meal?

Until tomorrow,

Love Froogs xxxx

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13 thoughts on “Meatless meals 

  1. I love a meat free Indian meal. Aloo gobi (potato and cauliflower curry), spinach and chickpea curry, dhal and brown rice. The two meat and potatoes men in my life love it. No complaints over lack of meat. I think Indian food really lends itself to really tasty vegetarian meals.

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  2. Hi Froogs, I had some leftover sweetcorn in fridge, a red onion and spinach so made a version of your fritters for my supper. So delicious (and cheap) have half left for pack-up tomorrow! Thank you!

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  3. Favourites in our house are lentil soup; minestrone soup; lentil shepherds pie; chickpea and veg curry; chips, baked beans, and broccoli chickpea flour burgers; banana chickpea pancakes; veg stir fry; sautéed spinach, tomatoes, garlic and onion; grilled mushrooms, baked tomatoes and toast spread with avocado.

    Meatless meals certainly stretch the budget!

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  4. Pumpkin risotto us good. I sautéed a cubed pumpkin with garlic, freeze it in small bags and get a bag out for a plate of risotto. One pumpkin goes a long way. Dahl and rice or homemade chapatti is great and cheap. Fried rice with any veggies fills our place at least once a week. I also grow tomatoes and make and freeze bags and bags of roasted tomato passata, so a bag of that with smoked paprika on brown pasta is a weekly meal and very cheap.

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  5. I eat meatless all the time! My favorite go to meals include rice and beans, Refried beans ( so cheap and easy in the crockpot) wrapped in burritos or used in an enchilada casserole (ps. I make my own enchilada sauce and it costs pennies too!) and tonight I made “clean out the fridge” Dahl. I think it tastes amazing thanks to GaramMasala and coconut milk. Easy Peasy and super rich tasting. Anyway, these are the things I’ve made this week so far and most of them are things I put in the pressure cooker or slow cooker while I’m at work!

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  6. Mmmm I’m enticed. Then again I love all your recipes. Always have. When I make them I will link back to you with credits from my site. Thanks heaps, you make cooking seem doable, I’m not a brilliant cook but with your help think I could be eventually.

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  7. I love my version of a lentil curry. Dry fry an onion add in some curry paste, a tin of green lentils, tin chopped tomatoes, mushrooms and frozen spinach. simmer for 20 mins………..quick, easy and delicious, serve with brown rice and mango chutney …..one of my favourite meals!

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