Saturday, October 9, 2010

No Hurry Vegetable Curry

     What a catchy title for a recipe!  My in-laws are in town to see Legend of Sleepy Hollow and I love having them here.  My mother-in-law, Phyllis, is a reader, knitter, master quilter, makes wonderful meals, drinks wine with me and is lovely with my children.  My father-in-law is very, very smart, loves to talk politics, and loves his son, my husband, deeply.  I scored well in this regard. 

     Having them come to town is a good time to try new recipes.  My husband's family spent time in Malaysia and Sierra Leone as part of the Peace Corps.  so they enjoy a wide variety of cuisines and are happy to eat vegetarian.  A few years ago, Phyllis, gave me Fresh from the Vegetarian Slow Cooker; 200 recipes for Healthy and Hearty One-Pot Meals That Are Ready When You Are by Robin Robertson.  I've made several recipes from this book and they've all been easy and tasty.

This one is my second favorite from this book.  My fav. is a sweet potato chili.

No Hurry Vegetarian Curry

1 T peanut oil
2 large carrots, sliced diagonal
1 med.-size yellow onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 T curry powder
1 tsp ground coriander
1/4 tsp  cayenne pepper
2 large Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and diced
8 ozs green beans, ends trimmed and cut into 1-in. pieces
1 1/2 cups slow cooked or one 15.5-ozs can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
One 14.5 can diced tomatoes, drained
2 cups vegetable stock
1/2 cup frozen peas, thawed
1/2 cup canned unsweetened coconut milk

1. Heat oil in a large saute pan over medium heat.  Add the carrots and onion, cover, and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.  Add the garlic, curry powder, coriander, and cayenne, stirring to coat.

2. Transfer the vegetable mixture to a 3 1/2 -to 4-quart slow cooker.  Add the potatoes, green beans, chickpeas, tomatoes, and stock; cover and cook on Low for 6-8 hours.

3. Just before serving, stir in the peas and coconut milk and season with salt.  Taste to adjust the seasonings.

     I used small potatoes from my mother's garden, cut into fourths and I didn't peel them.  I added a second can of chickpeas because we love them.  I served it over Jasmine rice with sprinkles of cilantro on top.  It was yummy-everyone loved it, even the teenage son!

Check it out; the author has a food blog, Vegan Planet.  Right now she is hosting a giveaway of cookbooks!

I hope everyone is having a peaceful is 80 degrees here and I'm going outside to either read or knit!

This post is linked to Weekend Cooking at Beth Fish Reads...pop over and see what other delicious food-related posts she has listed. 


Beth F said...

Oh gosh that sounds heavenly -- especially with that coconut milk.

You so very lucky to have such wonderful in-laws. And they are lucky to have you too!

Willa said...

Mmm sounds really good. I am always on the look-out for good cooking books - this sounds like one!

caite said...

that sounds very good...and I am totally with you on the additional them!

auntie-c said...


That's all I can say for the drool running down my chin!

Heather said...

This sounds very good. I am looking forward to trying it for my son.