This recipe from Mayim Bialik (aka Amy Farrah Fowler in The Big Bang Theory) was given two thumbs up at my house from both curry lovers and non-curry lovers. The flavours are subtle without being bland, and it allows for substitutions depending on what vegetables you have/like. The recipe here is how I prepared it. Serve it as is or with rice or udon noodles. It froze really well in lunch portions. Thanks to Jen McIntryre for sharing it with me.
Source: Mayim’s Vegan Table
2 tbsp grape seed oil
1 large onion, finely chopped
4 medium-size garlic cloves, minced
1 tbsp peeled and finely grated fresh ginger
1tbsp ground coriander
1.5 tsp ground cumin
.75 tsp ground turmeric
.25 tsp ground cayenne pepper
1 tbsp tomato paste
2 cups vegetable stock
1 (3inch) cinnamon stick
1 tsp sea salt
.25 tsp freshly ground pepper
1 small cauliflower in bite sized florets (about 2 cups)
1 lb sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes (2-3 cups)
1 (14oz) package extra-firm tofu*, cut into .25 inch cubes (about 1.5 cups)
4 medium-size tomatoes, cored, seeded and coarsely chopped (about 1.5 cups)
2 large carrots, peeled and diced (about 1.5 cups)
2 tbsp fresh lime juice
2 tbsp fresh cilantro or parsley, chopped, for garnish
1. In a large pot, heat oil to medium-high and cook onions, stirring occasionally until beginning to brown, about 3-4 minutes. Lower heat and continue cooking til onion is browned, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and ginger, stirring for 1 minute to blend flavours. Add coriander, cumin, turmeric and cayenne and cook 1 minute.
2. Add tomato paste and stir. Add stock, cinnamon stick, salt and pepper. Bring mixture to a boil. Lower heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
3. Add cauliflower, sweet potato, tofu, tomatoes and carrots. Return to a boil. Lower the heat to simmer, cover and cook for 20-25 minutes, until veg are soft. Discard cinnamon stick. Add lime juice. Serve garnished with cilantro (or parsley).
* Original recipe calls for Sprouted Tofu
Nutrition per serving (not including rice/noodles): Calories 371; Protein 16.9g ; Fat 14.3g; Carbs 47.2g
Lisa Goddard, BA, BScOT, Certified Pilates Mat & Reformer Instructor-Owner Balanced Motion Pilates, HWL (Healthy Eating Weight Loss) Coach, Certified Yamuna Practitioner (Body Rolling)