My dad is a super picky eater. He hates onion and garlic. So making food for him without those flavors is sometimes super challenging and since we’re vegetarian, you gotta be creative! Here’s a simple one pot vegetable curry you can put over some basmati rice or quinoa as well as dip your favorite breads into it (i.e. Parathas, Naan, or just a piece of toast)! Best part is – these one pot wonders is stuff you can walk away from for about 20-25 minutes and voila you got yourself a flavorful curry!
- 1 medium size potato – diced (with skin…I usually don’t peel the skin since that’s where the nutrients are!)
- 1 large tomato
- 1 cup of fresh or frozen broccoli
- 1 cup of mixed vegetables (I usually get the peas, carrots, beans, and corn blend)
- 1 medium size green pepper
- 6-7 green tiger chillies (WARNING: these are spicy so use sparingly if you cannot handle the spice!)
- Salt to taste
- 1 – 2 teaspoons of red chili powder (depending on how brave you are)
- 1-2 teaspoons of Garam masala
- 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
- 1 teaspoon of cumin seeds
- 1 teaspoon of ginger paste
- 2 tablespoons of oil
- 2 cups of water
- Handful of fresh cilantro for topping
- Dice all vegetables. Place oil in a medium sauce pan and heat. Add cumin seeds and fry for about 2 minutes or until fragrant.
- Add potato in and fry for about 5 minutes. Add ginger and fry for another minute
- Add in all the rest of the vegetables (tomatoes, green pepper, broccoli, mixed vegetables) as well as the tiger chillies.
- Add salt to bring a little of the water out from the veggies. Fry together for about two minutes.
- Add in the tumeric powder, red chili powder, Garam masala and fry for another two minutes.
- Add in the two cups of water. Mix around to make sure everything is incorporated. Put the lid on, keep the heat at medium -low, and walk away!
- Check in about 15 minutes into the cooking process to just move around the veggies a bit and cover again and let it simmer another 10 minutes.
- Take off lid and mix the veggies around and let the curry stand for about 5 minutes on the heat for the gravy to thicken up.
- Top with cilantro and enjoy!