I am sharing the recipe for a vegan dish from Colombia! A authentic vegetarian recipe from a Colombian! I got the recipe for a Vegan Colombian Sudada – a root vegetable in gravy.
I have stayed away from most South American restaurants. The meat heavy places do not cater to vegans. Interestingly, when I interviewed women from these countries, they are able to give me recipes to try at home. Martha, from Colombia gave me a approximate recipe of a root vegetable dish.
I did my research for different versions of the sudada. I found only a couple of sites to refer to and none had all the ingredients Martha had mentioned. I made my own version of the sudada and was pretty pleased with the way it turned out.
Despite being told that I do not have to sauté the peppers, onions and the rest, before blending them, I did sauté them.
I have never cooked with yucca. A friend, recently, told me it is the same as the Indian vegetable Arai or coloasia. I am not entirely sure! In either case, I have been meaning to try it for a while. Here goes….
Makes a large bowl Serves 4 people Preparation Time-15 minutes
1 large yucca
2 medium potatoes
4 medium cloves of garlic
1 medium red onion
1 red pepper
1 dry red chili
1 tablespoon vegetable bouillon
1 tablespoon of oil
2 cups water
- Wash, peel and cut the yucca and the potatoes into 1 inch pieces. Save them in a bowl of cool water.
- Peel and roughly cut the garlic and onions.
- In a pot, heat the oil. Add the chili.
- Sauté the garlic and then the onions till they are translucent.
- While the garlic and onions are cooking, roughly cut the tomatoes and red peppers, into slices.
- When the onions have cooked, add the tomatoes and red peppers.
- Let them cook for about 5 minutes and then blend them all together.
- In the same pot, add the potatoes and yucca. Sauté for a few minutes and then pour in the vegetable mix.
- Add the bouillon, water, salt.
- Cover and let it boil until the roots are cooked and soft to touch. Possibly 15 minutes.
Serve hot with rice.