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Mike’s Carrot & Apple Vegetarian Curry
Although I am not a vegetarian, being the founder of a health and wellness company certainly encourages healthier eating. Our team has the pleasure of visiting many healthy restaurants of all kinds as well as suppliers of various organic goodies. I am always enticed by the healthy foods we come across.
Cooking has always been a hobby and according to my family and friends, I have some degree of natural talent. I do try to make at least one meal a day a vegetarian dish. This evening I have prepared a curry worthy of sharing with the HealthyTokyo community.
So here it is, my soon to be famous vegetarian curry recipe.
2 tablespoons of olive oil or coconut oil
2 medium onions
3-4 cloves of garlic
1 tablespoon of ginger
1 can of chopped tomatoes
3-4 tablespoons of chopped fresh cilantro (optional)
1 tablespoon of honey
A splash of sake or wine
4 tablespoons of curry powder
Salt to taste
Cayenne pepper powder to taste
2 cups of water
1 can of coconut milk (or powdered equivalent)
1 cup of veggie meat
- Chop onions and garlic and cilantro (if desired).
- Shred carrots.
- Chop apples into bite-size pieces.
- Heat oil in a stew pot on medium heat and add garlic and ginger.
- Add onions and stir until partially caramelized, and then add carrots, cilantro (if desired) curry powder, salt and cayenne pepper. Stir frequently to prevent burning or sticking.
- Cook for a minute or two more and add sake or wine. Continue to cook until soft.
- Add tomatoes and stir until well mixed.
- Add water and apples.
- Cover and simmer until all ingredients are sufficiently soft.
- Add honey and stir.
- Turn heat off. If you have a hand blender, now is the time to mix all ingredients into a silky brown curry sauce. If you don’t, use a regular blender, masher or other utensil to blend all ingredients.
- Slowly add coconut milk folding it in to the curry mixture.
- Add veggie meat.
- Turn heat on and simmer for 5-10 more minutes or until veggie meat is soft and has taken on the full flavor of the curry.
Serve it alone, with brown rice or a whole-wheat chapatti. Enjoy!