Sunday, February 1, 2009

Creamy Cruciferous Curry with Cashews

One of my favorite foods is vegetable curry. Over the years I have compiled quite a few variations. Many vegetable curry recipes call for potatoes, which I am not fond of. I don't care for the taste and they are not very nutritious. This recipe came about in my ongoing attempt to incorporate more cruciferous veggies into my diet and includes both cauliflower and kale. If you're feeling adventurous this would probably taste good with broccoli and brussel sprouts as well.

Creamy Cruciferous Curry with Cashews
makes 4 large servings

2 onions, finely diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
3 carrots, diced
3 parsnips, diced (or carrots if parsnips are not available)
2 cups unsweetened hempnut milk (or soymilk)
1 head cauliflower cut into small florets
1 pint mushrooms, sliced
1 pound of chopped kale, stems removed if desired
1 cup frozen green peas
2 Tbs curry powder (I use Penzey's sweet curry powder)
1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp cumin
2 cups cooked chickpeas
1/2 cup raw unsalted cashews, chopped

In a large stock pot over medium heat, cook onions, garlic, carrots and parsnips until onions are translucent (about 5 minutes). Add in curry powder and turmeric and stir until vegetables are coated. Stir in hempnut milk, cauliflower, and mushrooms and cook for 10 minutes, covered over medium low heat. Stir in kale and green peas and continue to cook, covered for another 10 minutes. Serve hot. Top each serving with 2 Tb cashews.


...barbara... said...

wow this looks great...i just ate, but would definitely make room for that if it was put in front of me....

Mr. Curious said...

I tried this last night and it came out great! 2 things> 1.My pan was too small to get the kale in there so I cooked it seperately. 2. There was too much liquid at the end of this.