Recipe – Potato Curry with Peas and Carrots

2 Tbpn olive oil

1 cup (or more as needed) water

1 Tbpn hot curry powder

1 tsp salt

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 tsp ground coriander

2 large onions, thinly sliced

1 tspn turmeric

8 oz carrots, thinly sliced

1 ¾ cups frozen peas

4 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 inch chunks

1 can coconut milk

In a large, heavy-bottomed skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. When hot, add the hot curry powder and stir it around for 30 seconds. Add the onions to the pan and saute’ until they are tender and slightly golden. Then add the carrots, potatoes, and minced garlic. Give it all a good stir, and add about a half-cup each of water and coconut milk. Stir in the turmeric, salts, and coriander. Reduce the heat to low and cover it. Check every so often to stir the pot and check the moisture level. When the moisture is almost all absorbed, add more coconut milk and water, in equal parts. Continue to cook, stir, and add liquid until the vegetables are very tender and the curry is nice and thick. At this point, taste it to check that the spice levels are where you like them. When you are there, stir in the peas and the rest of the coconut milk (and water if necessary), and cook it for another 3 minutes or so, until the peas are heated through and the curry thickens up again. Serve over brown rice. Makes 4 generous servings.

Helpful Hints: The coconut milk, while a delicious, rich and creamy addition, can be replaced with water or a flavorful broth, if desired.