My Favorite Easy One Pot Curry
This one pot easy curry is so healing on a cold day, if you are not feeling well or simply because you love all the flavours. It is so healthy and I have not met anyone who does not wish for more the next day! You can easily make it vegetation or vegan and increase the filling feeling with cashews. It is also delicious with farm raised organic chicken if you want some meat protein. However if you are switching to a lower meat diet than this
is the perfect dish to help convince you how delicious meat free meals can be. You don't need all the veggies on the list ... I have made it with them all and also missing a few. You can also increase the veggie protein by adding a cup of cooked chickpeas. Enjoy!
2 Tablespoons Coconut oil
4 cloves garlic
1 Tablespoon diced ginger
1 small white or yellow onion diced
2 chicken breasts, cut into strips or cubes (optional) * Note you can also throw in some cooked chicken in at the very end.
1 yam, peeled and chopped into cubes
2 large white potatoes, peeled and chopped into cubes
1 cup water (you will add just a bit as you go while cooking the potatoes)
1 cup mushrooms, cut into quarters
1 large carrot, cut into chunks
1 cup cauliflower or broccoli or both, cut into small pieces
1 cup frozen peas
1 cup raw or roasted cashews
Himalayan salt to taste
Sauce option #1
1 can coconut milk
1 jar of of Indian sauce (either tandoori, butter chicken or tikka masala)
* Llook for an Indian sauce that low in artificial colors and preservatives and extra sugar. Most health food stores will have a great option. If I cannot find a sauce that feels natural the I use sauce option #2.
Sauce option #2
2 cans coconut milk
1 Tablespoon ground turmeric
1 Tablespoon ground curry
Cooked rice: To make enough I use 2 cups white rice : 4 cups water ratio.
Plain yogurt (optional)
Mango chutney (optional)
1. In a large pot (with lid) sauté onions, garlic and ginger in the coconut oil stirring over medium heat until golden. If you are using sauce #2 add your powdered turmeric and curry now.
2. If cooking raw chicken, remove 3/4 of the onion mix from pot and set aside - but let some of the oil and bits of onion mix stay for flavour.
3. Sauté chicken in pot until cooked through then remove chicken and set aside.
4. Put onion mix back in pot and add the diced yam and potatoes and mix well with the flavors in the pan. Speed up cooking by adding 1/4 cup of water and covering with lid. Stir and add more water and cover with lid repeating until the potatoes are tender.
5. Add in remaining vegetables, coconut milk, jar of sauce (if using), cashews and stir well. Cover and let cook until veggies are tender.
6. Add cooked chicken. Add salt to taste.
7. Serve over rice with some plain yogurt and mango