Recipe of the Week: Mild Vegetable and Tofu Curry

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

Serves 4

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)


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