Thursday, October 15, 2009

Root Vegetable Curry

I had a big bunch of root veggies hanging out in the vegetable bin, so I made a very simple curry. This is not super spicy unless you choose to make it that way. So if you think you don't like curries because they are too highly seasoned, you may find that you do like this curry.

You can use a pre-mixed type curry powder, or make your own version with individual spices. I am rather a novice with Indian cooking, so in this case I used a store bought curry powder.

This is another dish that Dave believes he doesn't like. Whenever we get Indian food he refuses to order anything called "curry" because he thinks he'll hate it. So when I made this I told him it was "stew" and he loved it--just like I knew he would.

**adapted from Asian Vegan Kitchen by Hema Parekh

2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 medium onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/3-inch cube fresh ginger, peeled and grated
1 red fresh chilies, seeds removed, finely diced
A couple tablespoons of curry powder (or to suit your taste)
1 cup crushed tomatoes
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 pound total combination of potatoes, turnips, and carrots, boiled, peeled and diced
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup water
1 cup of frozen corn

Heat 2 tablespoons vegetable oil in a saucepan and sauté the onion, garlic, ginger, and chili for 2--3 minutes over medium heat. In a separate pan, heat 2 tablespoons vegetable oil and sauté the curry powder for 2--3 minutes over medium heat. Add the tomatoes and cook a few minutes more. Add the potatoes, turnips, carrots, salt, and water. Mix in the sautéed onion-and-garlic mixture and the corn. Cook for 2--3 minutes and transfer to a serving dish. Serve hot with rice.


  1. This sounds so good for fall! I know I like curry powder, but I get confused when it comes to red curry or green curry.

  2. Great use for root vegetables. Love, love curry.

  3. Yum! I love curry and this dish looks so good. Im really trying to eat more veges!

    Thanks for your kind words on my blog. I am doing fine. It gets easier as the days go by!

  4. Thanks you guys!

    Flourchild--I'm glad you're doing a bit better.

  5. Just made this curry now. It's absolutely delish. I think I have maybe gone OTT with the curry powder but that's ok as I can just add some yogurt. I know next time.

  6. Marilyn says,

    Add WHAT tomatoes?

  7. Marilyn--

    I'm SO sorry that I left the tomatoes out of the recipe. Thank you for catching that. It's 1 cup of crushed tomatoes.