OK so when I make ‘curry’ I just make it with the flavors that I enjoy. I have actually never really followed a curry recipe so I am not even sure if this is considered a curry hahaha. But I find curry and stews so easy and simple to make. The prep is the only thing that takes some time, otherwise these types of meals are so perfect for busy nights. You can even prep the veggie ahead of time so it is less work. And the bonus is that it is a great recipe to use when you need to clean out your fridge. Perfect for scraps or veggies that need to be used up. Because let’s face it food waste is a serious issue now a days!
Guys don’t be afraid to cook without a recipe. Make a few or read a few recipes to get an idea of the flavors you like. Then try just cook adding in the spices you like. Take out the veggies or foods you need to use up, lay them on the counter and come up with a dish. I promise you will surprise yourself!
Also don’t be aftide to awap out veggies, spices, or grains from a recipe. Experiment! Some of my best recipes happened because I had to substitute for an ingredient I didn’t have. Actually the vast majority of my recipes happened while I was ‘winging it’ ! And I don’t think of myself as a chef or even someone with a good palate or knack for what spices taste good together. Cooking doesn’t have to be stressful! When you make a recipe your unsure of then make a small amount and dont have high expectation, that way your not setting yourself up for failure…. I never expect my kids to love a recipe that I am unsure of! As you get use to what works you’ll get better and better at winging it and start surprising yourself with some amazing recipes!
OK on to the recipe…
Oh wait one more thing, I recently got a mortar and pestle and it has been a game changer in the taste department. I bought seeds instead of the ground spices (like cumin, cardamon, and fennel…) and started grinding them myself. The flavor is so much better. It is way stronger and richer and I highly recommend this extra step. Plus it’s fun to grind up!
A flavorful easy vegetable curry
Enjoy! And dont forget to tag me if you make this recipe (@at.my.table)! I love to see your creations.