GF Vegan Spring Garden Subji With Turmeric Rice

March 25, 2022
Come springtime, Mandala Garden is bursting at the seams with cabbage, spring onions, broccoli and leeks. We are so blessed that our garden provides us with so much deliciousness that we are able to feed ourselves with freshly picked vegetables each day, grown by us. Suddenly we ended up with way more cabbage than expected, so this week is cabbage week and it inspired me to create a spring subji with our garden veggies. Subji is an Indian vegetable stew that is naturally vegan and gluten-free.
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GF Vegan Spring Garden Subji With Turmeric Rice

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  • 3 tbsp rapeseed oil
  • 1 tsp black mustard seeds
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 3 spring onions, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cups carrots, chopped
  • 2 cups new potatoes, chopped
  • 80g tomato puree
  • 1 L+1/2 L veggie stock
  • 250g basmati rice
  • 2 tsp turmeric
  • 3 courgettes, diced
  • 1/2 tbsp garam masala powder
  • to taste pepper
  • 1 large cabbage, cut into bite size pieces
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1. Put the oil into a wide-bottomed, lidded large pot over a medium heat. Add the mustard seeds when it’s hot. Wait for them to pop, then add the onion. Fry the onion for 6 to 8 minutes, until translucent and soft but not brown, then add the garlic and spring onions.

2. Then add the turmeric, garam masala, chili powder, coriander, salt and pepper and stir to mix. Stir in tomato puree as well, mix well to combine.

3. Add chopped potato, cabbages and carrots. Stir in veggie broth and mix well again. Cover with a lid and cook until potatoes are almost ready.

4. Then mix in courgettes and cook until they are tender.

5. Meanwhile prepare the rice as per packaging instruction but instead of water, use veggie broth to cook. Once boiling season with a half teaspoon of turmeric powder.

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Imola is a Hatha and Ashtanga yoga teacher, tree planter and writer and editor of Raised by the Wolf, an online magazine for Wild Women, with a passion for exploring and life outdoors. Originally from Hungary but currently planting trees and rewilding the enchanting forests of France. Hop over to RBTW magazine, and blog and follow her on Instagram @yogiraisedbythewolf


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