Serve this super-nutritious, super-tasty curry dish over rice with a green salad on the side and raita (yogurt topping) and you have a pre-game meal fit for a king. From Feeding the Young Athlete (by Cynthia Lair; Readers to Eaters, 2012)
2 teaspoons ghee or extra-virgin olive oil
1 onion, chopped
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 clove garlic, minced
1-2 teaspoons ground coriander
1-2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
pinch of cayenne
1 small potato, cut in chunks
1 carrot, sliced
1 cup tomato sauce
1/2 cup water
1 cup cooked chickpeas
1 cup broccoli flowerettes
Raita Yogurt Topping
Heat oil in a large pot. Add onion and salt; sauté until onion is soft. Add garlic, coriander, cumin, turmeric, cinnamon and cayenne. Use the larger amount of spice for a stronger curry flavor. Add potatoes, carrots, tomato sauce, and water; stir well. Bring to boil, lower heat and simmer, covered, until potatoes and carrots are tender, about 20 minutes. Add cooked chickpeas and broccoli; stir in gently. Heat until broccoli is bright and tender ( a few minutes). Serve over rice and garnish with raita on top.
Preparation time: 30-35 minutes
Makes 4 servings
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November 11, 2008, 11:39 am
Couldn't be easier...fast, fresh, and so fun to make the curry blend! We kept it on the mild side so that our toddler could enjoy it, too. Next time, we'll make an adults-only version iwth a bit more cayenne, cumin and coriander. My husband, a confirmed meat-and-potatoes dude, gave this rave reviews. Loved it with the raita!
November 12, 2008, 12:51 pm
This will be tonight's dinner. Thanks!
April 21, 2009, 1:41 pm
It looks like I'm just going to have to leave a comment after every dish I make. This was SO GOOD. The raita added a lot of flavor and contrast- don't make this without it. Yum!
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November 10, 2009, 12:17 pm
Nice touch! The interruptions add a kind of relaxed feeling to the show.Am going to try the chickpea-broccoli recipe tonight.
November 28, 2009, 12:01 pm
Yum! The yogurt dressing really makes this meal. I love it! We had some leftover eggplant that I added, which was also good. Love this website. Thanks
January 28, 2010, 7:38 pm
The raita with the curry was so great- I didn't expect to like it as much as I did. It is added to the permanent recipe book :)
January 31, 2010, 3:13 pm
LOOKS GREAT. I WOULD LIKE 2 TRY IT W/LENTILS,
September 18, 2010, 1:36 pm
Would the flavors of this dish be too redundant with the chicken masala?
February 16, 2011, 9:17 pm
This looked so good we made this tonight -so easy - had all the ingredients on hand. Wonderful mix of flavors! Thank you for another great recipe!
April 14, 2011, 5:44 pm
I just posted this to Facebook. I made this tonight...we LOVED it! We've loved everything we've made from the site. I LOVE the videos, too...fun and informative. Don't stop!!!
April 17, 2011, 9:46 pm
I made this curry tonight and it was warm, earthy and delicious. Will you be coming out with a new version of Feeding the Young Athlete or a new cookbook soon?
April 22, 2011, 10:15 pm
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