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NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh Makes Punjabi Poutine
  • NDP party leader Jagmeet Singh was in Montreal last week greeting voters down at Complexe Desjardins.
  • Then, this weekend, he created a "Punjabi Poutine" for Thanksgiving.
  • Watch Singh create the dish and take a look at the recipe below!

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh made a "Punjabi Poutine" for Thanksgiving this year, and it honestly looks amazing. If you are like most Canadians, then this past weekend probably had you filling your stomach with stuffing, turkey, potatoes and gravy, the staples of really any North American Thanksgiving meal.

But the same-old-same-old wouldn't do for our boy Jagmeet, oh no. Instead, he presented his own culinary creation: the Punjabi Poutine. 

He shared his creation and shows you exactly how to make it in the video below as part of a contest he calls "Cooking With Jagmeet."

One lucky voter was able to hang out in Jagmeet's kitchen while he prepared his Punjabi Poutine. They spoke about his foray into the French language and his continued love and respect for that aspect of Canadian culture.

To create the Punjabi Poutine, Singh combined his Punjabi heritage with his love for all things Quebec. This resulted in a dish that is arguably the most Canadian thing I've ever seen, as it so perfectly marries two cultures in the best way possible: food.

Below is the video that Jagmeet shared to his Twitter page this Thanksgiving weekend.

Instead of regular potatoes, Jagmeet uses sweet potato as his base (which a couple commenters noted is very on-brand for the NDP leader).

And, instead of a poutine sauce or gravy, we see a Punjabi blend with some veggies and spices to cover the potatoes and cheese curds.

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The recipe calls for the following ingredients:

  • Coconut oil

  • Sweet potato

  • Cheese curds

  • Punjabi spices

  • Tomato

  • Onion

  • Garlic

  • Ginger

In the tweet above, Jagmeet also lists the spices that he uses, which are kind of like a Punjabi Garam Masala. For that, you'll need:

  • 1 tbsp coriander seeds

  • 2 tsp cumin seeds

  • 1 tsp whole cloves

  • 1/2 tsp whole black peppercorns

  • 3 pieces of Indian cinnamon cassia bark

  • 1 tsp turmeric

  • 1 tsp cardamom

  • 1 tsp cayenne

  • 1 tsp sea salt

Then, all you need to do is fry up your sweet potatoes in one skillet, and your veggies and spices in another. In the video, Jagmeet also tosses his curds in the pan for a minute — what a great idea.

We all hate cold curds that won't melt, so this idea of having them in the pan, even momentarily, is brilliant.

Then, the potato/curd mixture is put in a bowl and topped with the Punjabi mix of spices, onions, and tomatoes. In the video, we see that, clearly, his guest is a fan of Jagmeet's creation... and I'm just about ready to go make this myself.

Singh was in Montreal at the end of last week to meet with voters in and around the Complexe Desjardins downtown.

We are now less than a week away from Election Day in Canada, meaning all hands are on deck for the federal party leaders.

If you're still unsure of how or where to vote in Montreal, take a look at our article here or head to the Elections Canada website here.

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