Vegetable Curry

Did you know?

Turmeric, the main spice in curry, has been extensively studied and is helpful in controlling cholesterol levels (like a statin drug, but without the side effects), and is also helpful in treating pain, diabetes, fatty liver disease and autoimmune diseases.

Try this quick and easy vegetable curry for a healthy international flavor.


Vegetable Curry

Modified from Jeff Novick’s Fast Food DVD

Serves:  6-8

Prep time:  10 to 15 minutes                

Cook Time:  10 to 15 minutes (could be longer if using alternate ingredients)



·      28 oz can of no / low salt whole or diced tomatoes

·      14 oz can of garbanzo or chickpeas

o   if using dry beans, soak one cup of dry beans night before and simmer for about 1 ½ to 2 hours. 

·      2 large potatoes

·      1 inch of fresh ginger, peeled and minced into tiny pieces OR use a teaspoon or two of ground ginger to your taste

·      1 lb of frozen cauliflower or a mix of vegetables with cauliflower

·      ½ lb bag of frozen peas

·      2 cups of frozen or fresh diced onion

·      Curry powder, minimum of 1 teaspoon and keep mild for the class.

·      Garlic powder to taste

·      Rice: 1 bag of Success or Kroger brand family size quick cooking brown rice

o   Can use bulk long grain brown rice (2 cups dry) but allow 50 minutes to steam.



·      If using long cooking long grain brown rice, begin about an hour before dinner.

·      Clean potatoes, prick with a fork and bake in the oven or microwave until almost soft.

o   If potatoes are to go in oven, start about the same time you do long cooking brown rice. 

o   If baking in microwave you can start them about 15 minutes before dinner. 

o   If using quick cooking brown rice in a bag (Success or Kroger brand) start boiling the water about 15 minutes before dinnertime.

·      Remove potatoes from oven and chop into bite size pieces. 

·      Take the side of a spoon and peel the outer skin of the ginger.  Then chop the ginger into little pieces. 

·      In a large pot put the tomatoes, diced potatoes, minced ginger, garbanzo beans, frozen vegetables and onions and bring to a slow boil and simmer for about 10 minutes.

·      When the vegetable are soft and about ready add the curry powder and garlic powder.  Adjust the seasonings to your taste.

·      Spoon curry vegetables over ½ cups or so of rice.   ENJOY!

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