Monday, November 01, 2010

veggie curry in 4 easy steps

Curry in a hurry...
This easy recipe uses pantry staples and demystifies Thai curry. 
It's so much easier than you think!




1. Buy your favorite curry paste. I purchased mine at my friendly Asian supermarket, but these days, you can find curry paste at ethnic markets, gourmet shops and just about everyplace in between. Don't forget to read the ingredients, because some pastes contain shrimp paste.





2. Heat some oil in a casserole over medium-low. When it's warm, add curry paste to taste [A few tablespoons to start], then toss in chopped onions, garlic, and ginger, if you like [Although some curry pastes already contain more than enough ginger]. Saute until the veggies are transparent and the paste is well integrated into the oil.




3. Whisk in a can of coconut milk. [Light is fine if you're fat-conscious]. Stir well to blend in the paste. My Penang curry paste tinted the broth a glowy ochre.





4. Add chopped veggies of your choice, then cook partially covered until tender. I used CSA share organic carrots, cauliflower, collards, and sweet potato, along with some cilantro to balance the heat. Other solid curry veggies include peppers, beans, potatoes, and snow peas. Don't be afraid to experiment: toss it in and see what happens! Serve over rice. It's that easy.

27 comments:

madeinalaska said...

looks very soothing and warm! I love curry! It is one of my fav. comfort foods.

Abby Bean said...

I always wind up using the whole jar of paste to get it super flavorful. I feel like that's against the rules but I can't help myself!

Also, I add a little cornstarch to thicken the sauce...and lots of sambal olek to spice things up!

Catherine said...

I make a very similar Thai curry . . . I do add some soy sauce and sugar to mine, but otherwise, rely on the curry paste. What a wonderful food, huh?

Melomeals: Vegan for $3.33 a Day said...

Yum! My favorite flavors.. and so simple.

The Kuntrageous Vegan said...

That's the paste I buy :) I wish more grocery stores carried the panang variety instead of just red and green. I don't like red or green curry.

kittee said...

thai curry is so yummy. and easy, as you illustrate. mmmm.

xo
kittee

Babette said...

It looks wonderful. Thank you for that step by step tutorial =)

vegan.in.brighton said...

That looks great & I loved the step by step pictures.

Becky said...

Look delicious! Thai curry with coconut always makes my mouth water ^_^

The Vegan Snorkeler said...

So easy and so delicious! I love curry! Thanks for posting these easy steps.

Amber Shea @Almost Vegan said...

Panaeng curry is a favorite of mine. I should definitely make it with cauliflower sometime.

Honey said...

Is it possible to do this in the crockpot?

jd said...

Cannot control drool...

Thanks for the curry tutorial, it looks SO good!

Morgan@LittleHouseofVeggies said...

Your curry dish looks great!!!

Homemade Aspirations said...

Yum! That looks great! I haven't ever made curry with a can! I will try it sometime! Thanks for the idea!

urban vegan said...

Honey...I say it's worth a try! Let us know...

Thiên Ân said...

This looks good! Thanks & happy MoFo'ing!

VeggieGirl said...

ALWAYS love your recipes!!!

Jess - The Domestic Vegan said...

This post totally made me salivate. I looooove curry so much! This looks amazing.

Emma P said...

Thanks for this post.....I enjoyed it!

Roxanna said...

I thought curry involves a lot of work. Thank you for sharing these easy steps. I hope you can also do some recipes for gas barbecues. Sales in town are driving me nuts. I'm into grilling that I bought so many barbeque accessories. To make use of this, I hope you can share to me some of your recipes. Thanks!

relishtherussian said...

What great recipes! Your pics made me hungry. I can't wait to try some of them out.

Kelly said...

I love finding different ways to cook cauliflower. Thanks!
http://poorgirlsvegandiet.blogspot.com/

:)Kelly

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mayajo said...

CURRY! very mouthwatering!

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