Monday, October 8, 2012

Cauliflower and Sweet Potato Curry

Recipe #95:

Well, the weather out here is mostly fall-like these days: 5 degrees and drizzling this morning ... although I was walking outside in the sun wearing capris and a tank top yesterday ... welcome to Calgary.

I can't quite remember why I chose to try this recipe aside from the fact that I had an excess of curry and cauliflower to use up. The Charmer won't touch chick peas, curry or sweet potatoes so I'll be eating all of this one solo.

I used regular cucumber dressing (store brand) and an entire white onion. I think it was a medium size although it did add up to about 1 1/4 cups when chopped. I have no idea if my sweet potatoes were "medium" - I bought them about a week ago and can't recall what the rest of the ones in the display looked like for comparison. I didn't measure them after chopping, either, but there is a lot of sweet potato in my pot... The rice is a nice one that we made last night. It's a mix of red rice, hulless barley, rye berries, black barley, whole oats, quinoa, and Himalayan long grain red rice. It's called Ancient Grains by Great Valley. I think we bought it at Costco? The Charmer added a can of cream of celery soup to it for flavour.

I'd say that this recipe was pretty easy to make, especially if you choose a big enough pot from the beginning and don't end up having to transfer ingredients partway through the cooking. Not the first time I've made that mistake. I ended up vigorously simmering the goods for about 25 minutes in total. The sweet potatoes weren't quite done by the 20 minute mark.

I didn't have any cilantro or toasted cashews to serve with this, but it sure makes for a strangely tasty dish when mixed with the rice dish from yesterday. Although this recipe might scare away those of the meat persuasion, it's really filling, probably due to all of the fibre. My favourite part is that it's not too heavy on any strong flavours - I had feared the curry would dominate. Om nom nom!

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