Vegetable Curry (adapted from a recipe in Family Circle’s Healthy Family Dinners)
-2 Tbs vegetable oil
-1 large onion, sliced
-1 head cauliflower (6+cups)
-4 tsp curry powder
-1 tsp kosher salt
-1 tsp ground ginger
-1 tsp sugar
-1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
-1 can (14 oz) vegetable broth
-2 Tbs cornstarch
-1 can (19 oz) chickpeas/garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
-1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes, no salt added if you can get them
-1 bag (6 oz) fresh baby spinach
-1 c shelled pistachios, gone over with a rolling pin once or roughly chopped
1. In a large stockpot, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and saute about 7 to 8 minutes, stirring often, or until lightly browned.
2. Add cauliflower; cook about 12 minutes, stirring occasionally, until softened and lightly browned. Add curry powder, salt, ginger, sugar and cayenne, and cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
3. Place 1/4 cup of the vegetable broth in a small measuring cup and wisk in the cornstarch. Set aside.
4. Stir remaining broth, chickpeas and tomatoes into pot; bring to a boil over high heat. Cover and reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer 12 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until vegetables are tender.
5. Stir in reserved cornstarch mixture and the spinach. Stir until spinach is wilted and mixture has thickened. Add pistachios. Serve warm.
Makes 6 servings.
I would have taken a picture of this (as I know this blog is sadly lacking-I’ll have more starting next week-my camera’s working again!!!), but then I know for sure noone would have eaten it-not the prettiest. It tasted delicious-extremely spicy (J didn’t like the spice, so I teased him about his Mexican-ness), which I love. I probably won’t make it again though, since J really didn’t like it and as much as it makes, it doesn’t really make sense to make it just for me. I don’t often cook with cauliflower, but this reminded me that I need to start.
Side note: I’ve gotten my compost bin up and running so I don’t feel so guilty about my trash when I cook with fresh vegetables, as all the unused bits go into it. Yay!