Cheerful, Easy Coconut Curry.

Via Michelle Margaret Fajkus
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

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About Michelle Margaret Fajkus

Michelle Margaret is a Gemini yogini, writer, teacher and retreat leader who founded Yoga Freedom in 2002 in Austin, Texas. Her home since 2012 is Lake Atitlán, Guatemala where she lives in a tiny eco cabin with her Colombiano partner and their adorable daughter, dog and two gatos. Michelle has been writing this column for elephant journal since 2010 and has written some inspiring books, with more on the way. She leads yoga and mindfulness retreats and serves as the retreat managers for the stunningly beautiful Villa Sumaya on majestic Lago Atitlan. Her lineage is the very esoteric Yoga Schmoga, which incorporates hatha yoga asana, dharma (Buddhist) teachings, pranayama (breath work), yin yoga, mindfulness practices and meditation. Join Michelle on retreat in Guatemala!

Comments

4 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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