Tuesday, November 25, 2008
It is getting cold here in Minnesota again. Every year once November hits I realize how cold and how long the winters are here, and how short our summers are. I prefer cooler fall weather to the summers heat. But you know I would take the heat over any below zero day. I HATE WINTER!!! and its coming...
So since the weather has started to get colder the meals I make have started to get warmer. My husband and I are in L O V E with curry. I swear I make vegetarian curry about 5-6 days out of the week. I usually go more elaborate, but since I have been so busy with the shop as of late, I have come up with an awesome quick - rachel ray sort of 15 min recipe that will knock your socks off!
I give you my SECRET recipe... Shhh
This will feed 3-4 small servings or 2 Hungry Adults:)
1/2 bag QUORN brand Chik'n Tenders*
2 cups Trader joes frozen organic broccoli florets
3/4 cup Trader joes tomato basil marinara - yes pasta sauce...and its AWESOME!
3 tbsp Patak's Biryani Paste (brand pictured)
1 tbsp Patak's Vindaloo Paste (pictured)- this stuff is really hot you might want to add this to taste.
4 Canned whole tomatoes Cut up
1/4 cup water as needed
Add marinara, and Paste first to pan. Stir, then add rest of ingredients cover pan and simmer for 9-10 min. Stir occasionally.
Take lid off and turn heat up slightly, stir to evaporate some of the liquid. This will take a minute or two.
Cook as long as it takes to get it to the consistency you like your curry. We like ours a little sloppy so we can soak it up with Garlic Naan Bread! YUMMY!
You can serve this with rice or just naan bread. It's nice and low in calories!
*This is also great with chicken or beef if you are not vegetarian. (My husband loves it both ways he's a "Meat-atarian" LOL) You just need to adjust cooking time so that your chicken or beef is cooked through before adding to curry sauce.
Hope you like it! Let me know...
Posted by Tokara at 7:55 PM