Cheerful, Easy Coconut Curry.

Via on Oct 21, 2013

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Coconut curry makes me happy.

I used to always order it at Thai restaurants, but where I live now… there are no Thai restaurants! Hence, I have discovered that this delicious dish is fun and easy to make.

Here’s the recipe for two to three servings. You can substitute whatever vegetables you wish, and use meat instead of tofu, if you must.

If you’re ambitious, you can make your own curry paste and coconut milk, which adds a whole new level of difficulty and dedication to this recipe. (Or not.)

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. tofu
  • 1 tbsp. oil (extra virgin olive is recommended)
  • 2 tsp. soy sauce
  • 1 onion
  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 zucchini
  • two handfuls of spinach
  • powdered cayenne pepper & cumin spice
  • chopped cilantro & green onions
  • curry paste or powder (red, green or yellow)
  • 1 can coconut milk

Directions

Cook sweet potatoes, carrots and zucchini in a pot of boiling water until soft. In a wok or frying pan, saute the onion in oil for 2 minutes. Add chopped tomatoes and soy sauce. Add the cubed tofu and stir fry until well cooked (about 10 minutes). Add in the cooked vegetables, chopped to bite-size. Season with 1-2 teaspoons of cayenne pepper and cumin. Mix in curry paste. Add coconut milk. Add spinach at the end, just a minute before turning off the stove. Garnish with chopped cilantro and green onions as desired.

Eat with mindfulness and enjoy!

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Ed: Sara Crolick

About Michelle Margaret Fajkus

Michelle Margaret Fajkus ("fake-us") is a proponent of natural, lifelong learning through yoga, mindfulness, living, loving and letting go. An avid reader, writer and blogger, she's a longtime lover of words and languages, especially English and Spanish. Today, Michelle is a 34-year-old expat from Austin living at Lake Atitlan, Guatemala with her life partner, daughter and black cat. Michelle is the founder of Yoga Freedom. She learned yoga from a book at age 12 and found Buddha in California at 23. She's written over 250 posts about mindful living on elephant journal since 2010. Her writing also appears on Rebelle Society, Be You Media Group and her blog, Daily Life Practice. Read her memoir, chakra guide or (free!) beginners guide to mindfulness and yoga here, or come on down to Guatemala for a retreat! Connect with Michelle on Google+ or Facebook.

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3 Responses to “Cheerful, Easy Coconut Curry.”

  1. Aoife says:

    Thanks Michelle, just tried it. Definitely didn't look as lovely and smooth as your pic …maybe next time! I added mushroom in with the onion and a scoop of natural yogurt on the side at the end.

  2. Alan Lind says:

    No Thai restaurants? You need to move! :-)

  3. Laura says:

    Wow! Coconut curry makes ME Happy too! Thanks!

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