Thursday, April 11, 2013

Our Favorite Vegetarian Recipe

The best way to eat Vegetarian food is to cook it in Curry. To me everything in a curry dish tastes the same, other than the texture I couldn't tell potato from chicken!
We Love this Chickpea and Carrot Spicy Curry!!!
The recipe was adapted from The Kitchenist's Spicy Chickpea Curry. 
3 Tbsp Olive Oil
1 Onion, diced
4-5 Carrots, diced
3 Cloves of Garlic, minced
1" piece of ginger, minced (or grated in)
1 tsp ground Cumin
1 tsp ground Coriander
1 tsp Turmeric
1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper
1 tsp Chili Flakes (even more if looking for revenge on your tongue)
1 (400gr) can of Chickpeas
1 (794gr) can of diced tomatoes (liquid and all)
1 tsp salt

Greek yogurt and fresh coriander to sprinkle on top!
Step 1: 
Heat oil in a pan (frying pan, dutch over, sauce pot what ever you have). Throw in Onion and brown for 2 minutes, add diced carrots and saute for another 2-3 minutes.
Step 2: 
Add garlic and ginger and saute for another minute. Then add the cumin, coriander, turmeric, cayenne pepper, chili flakes and cook for another minute.
Step 3:
Add Chickpeas, tomatoes and salt to the pan . . . stir!
Step 4: 
Turn heat to low and simmer until carrots are cooked through about 20 minutes (depending on how large your dice was).

Additional add in's: 
Red pepper, green pepper, potatoes (cooked), corn (although I sure every single person in India is mad at me for saying that right now), egg plant, cauliflower.

Lee's favorite to eat it is wrapped up in a flour tortilla (or naan bread) with rice and green yogurt! 
I hope you'll give it a try on your next Meatless Monday!!!

14 comments:

  1. I am loving all the posts this week. You are spoiling me. haha :)

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  2. Love this and pinning it right now!!! Thank you ;)

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  3. This looks delicious -- I am definitely going to make this!

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  4. Sounds yummy. I love curry. I am assuming you meant "Greek" yogurt?

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  5. I totally agree - curry is a vegetarian dish's best friend!!

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  6. Love this. Added to my meal line-up for next week. I'm impatiently waiting for the next Meatless Monday recipe.

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  7. Love it! I agree - vegetarian is best in curry. Your pictures make it look divine. I'll have to try this out this week!

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  8. I am an Indian and I would have to say yes...that 'corn' part can be avoided. But using fresh tomatoes will be much better instead of canned ones. Every 'standard ' Indian curry is prepared pretty much with the same ingredients. :)
    However..glad you tried an 'Indian Version' and liked it...

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  9. That sounds delicious! I'm starting a Meatless Meal link up on Mondays. You should definitely add this to the collection. I'm hoping to get a better variety of meals for my family. I'll be trying this one out real soon.
    http://www.littlestsweetpea.com/2013/04/meatless-meals-link-up-1.html

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  11. We just returned from a week of vacation and too much rich food, so I decided to make this last night as soon as I saw it. I cut back on the spice a bit (kids and all), and used sweet potatoes instead of carrots (purely because we haven't done a full shopping yet), we made some naan (amazing and simple recipe on allrecipes.com) and it was a HIT!!!

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  12. I will definitely make this for dinner tonight!

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  13. the spammers are getting creative in the comments section, lol.

    well, i'm indian too, and i agree with the corn part! and my grandma would roll over in her grave if she found anyone rolling rice WITH their rotis! it's either rice OR roti - both are fairly heavy grain staples for most people in india. :)

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  14. I just made this for dinner, and my hubs and I were licking our bowls! Thanks for the delicious recipe - this will be a new regular meal in our house. :)

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