When we want a fast, delicious dinner in a flash, we look to Indian food. Though traditionally, I'm pretty sure most dishes are carefully simmered and fretted over for hours upon hours, you can still make something great in far less time. Like this dish, to which we gave some Thai flair without the fuss -- adding coconut milk and peanut butter.
No, kids. This isn't your mom's vegetable korma. (Excuse the dirty stove-top.)
THAI STYLE VEGETABLE KORMA
What you'll need . . .
1 cup chopped cauliflower
1 cup chopped green bell pepper
1 large onion, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, chopped
1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 bay leaves
1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 tablespoon shredded ginger
1 tablespoon coriander powder
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon garam masala
1 can (1-1/2 cups or so) coconut milk
2 tablespoons peanut butter
Method . . .
In a large pan, heat the oil on medium-high heat until hot. Then toss in the garlic and onions. Cook for several minutes until softened/glassy.
Toss in the spices and bay leaves. Stir around until everything is well coated.
Add the cauliflower, green pepper, and chickpeas. Cook for 8 to 10 minutes until softened.
In a small bowl, whisk together the peanut butter and coconut milk (we used that spicy peanut butter . . . but you can just use regular). Then add the mixture to the pan.
Cook for another 10 to 20 minutes. Then serve and enjoy with naan (new recipe to come!)!
Yeah, that's right. From chopping to eating, this takes around 30 minutes. That's why we love Indian food so much! Well, it's also insanely delicious.
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