Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Recipe: Vegetable "Curry"

Ok, so first off a message to Tom Colicchio: if you somehow read this I know this is not a traditional curry and if I was on Top Chef the misnaming might get me sent home.  However, after getting soaked with a cold rain on the way home from classes I needed something comforting and warm.  What is great about this recipe is that you probably have most, if not all, of the ingredients, and it takes around 20 minutes to throw together.  The "curry" is warming, filling, and will make enough for 4ish people.  I didn't feel like cooking any meat with it last night but it could easily be added if you wish.  The same goes with rice or brown rice.

You will need:
26oz Tomato sauce with basil and garlic
16oz frozen broccoli and cauliflower mix
8oz vegetable medley (corn, green beans, carrots)
1/2 onion sliced into half moons
1/4 cup water
2.5 Tbs. Curry Powder
1/8 tsp. Cayenne (season to taste, start with a sprinkle and work up to where you like the heat)
Garlic powder
Olive Oil

Heat the olive oil in a large, deep pot.  When hot, add the onions and saute over medium-low to medium heat for a few minutes.  Add salt, pepper, garlic powder and a good pinch of paprika.  Continue sautéing until the onions are just soft.  Add the tomato sauce, water, curry powder and your first bit of cayenne.  Turn heat up to medium/medium-high.  When the sauce begins to bubble taste and adjust the heat level.  Add the frozen vegetables directly to the pot and stir to coat.  Cook for around 7 minutes or until the vegetables are just thawed and warm.  You will likely need to add a hefty pinch of salt and adjust the cayenne.  When it is to your liking, serve in a bowl plain or over rice.


  1. This looks really good, and not too difficult at all! Thanks for the post! :)

  2. I'm glad you like the recipe! I'd love to hear it turns out for you if you make it.