I offered up this gem of dish for dinner one night. Mostly fresh vegetables from the garden simmered in a curry-scented coconut milk, and served over rice. The dish is creamy and fragrant, and damn it was good. My teenager, gave me the stink-eye. My husband willingly ate it, claimed it was good and then promptly moved on. Proof that there is still a glimmer of hope for this family.
Indian Vegetable Curry
Recipe from Fine Cooking
1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
12-oz. cauliflower florets, cut into bite-size pieces (about 3 cups)
1 large carrot, sliced 1/4-inch thick on the diagonal
1 medium yellow onion, halved and thinly sliced lengthwise
1 Tbs. minced fresh ginger
2 tsp. minced garlic
2 tsp. hot curry powder; such as Madras
3 oz. baby spinach (about 3 lightly packed cups)
1 15-oz. can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
2 medium plum tomatoes, cut into 1/2-inch dice
3 Tbs. chopped fresh cilantro
In a 12-inch skillet set over medium-low heat, stir together the coconut milk, cauliflower, carrot, onion, ginger, garlic, curry powder, and 1 tsp. salt. Raise the heat to high and bring to a boil; reduce to a simmer, cover and cook stirring often, until the cauliflower is tender when pierced with a knife, about 10 minutes. (If the pan looks dry, stir in water 1/4 cup at a time.)
Stir in the spinach, chickpeas, and tomatoes and continue to cook until the chickpeas are heated through and the spinach is wilted, about 5 minutes. Stir in the cilantro, season to taste with salt, and serve.