After a glorious, glorious DC summer, the weather is starting to get cool. While I’m sure I’ll take this back in the coming weeks/months, it’s actually exciting to get back to cooking with some hearty vegetables and to making stews. It’s been a couple of late nights at the office for the husband and me, so I’m looking to keep it light, healthy and nutritious tonight. I’m testing a new recipe for vegetable curry – making some tweaks along the way, of course.
Sweet Potato and Cauliflower
- basmati rice
- olive oil
- 1 sweet potato, peeled and cubed
- 1 head cauliflower, cut into florets
- 1/2 sliced onion
- 2 teaspoons curry powder
- 1 cup broth (veggie, chicken)
- 1 can chickpeas, drained
- 1 can diced tomatoes (I used one with green chilis, to add spice)
- crushed red pepper
- dash red wine
- toppings: greek yogurt or sour cream, cilantro
- If you’re using basmati rice, get it started according to the package directions. It will take quite a bit longer than the rest of the dish!
- Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the sweet potato and cook 3-5 minutes.
- Reduce the heat; add the cauliflower, onion, and curry powder; add a dash of red wine if you like. Mix everything together for about a minute.
- Add broth, salt, chickpeas, crushed red pepper and tomatoes; bring to a boil.
- Give everything a good mix, reduce heat, cover and cook about 15 minutes (should be just about the right time to serve with the rice!).
- Serve with yogurt, cilantro, whatever you like.
Yum! Surprisingly developed flavors for such a quick meal, and it’s (healthy) comfort in a bowl. Definitely worth another go…maybe next time, with naan?
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The Husband agrees with the verdict here. Healthy and well developed flavors. It was exactly what we needed after too many late nights in the office. And in all honesty, this meal was far superior to the take out Indian we got a few weeks back. While I know the wife can cook, I didn’t know she had Indian in her repertoire. If the Husband has anything to do with it, Dinner Chez Nous will include more such recipes in the future. And naan! Because the Husband will continue to be an unhealthy influence, much to the Wife’s constant dismay. .