Vegetarian Recipe Thread
We'll start off with tofu curry. I use Alton Brown's curry powder recipe but I add cinnamon to the mix and up the amount of cayenne (I like it spicy!)
2 tablespoons whole cumin seeds, toasted
2 tablespoons whole cardamom seeds, toasted
2 tablespoons whole coriander seeds, toasted
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 cup ground turmeric
1 tablespoon dry mustard
1 tablespoon cayenne
I take a brick of Trader Joe's high protein tofu and cut it into small cubes. I toss the cubes with olive oil and bake em at 350 for 20 minutes so they brown on the outside. About ten minutes into the baking process I heat up some olive oil in a pot (I think it's a four quart pot) on a medium setting. I take 1 1/2 tablespoons of the curry mixture (shaken up so it's well mixed) and grind it in a coffee grinder until it's nice and fine. I add that to the heated olive oil and turn the heat down to low. Adding the powder to the hot oil releases the flavor and aroma of the curry.
After heating the curry powder for about five minutes I add a 16oz can of coconut milk and then turn the heat back up to medium. I take the tofu out of the oven and set it aside. If it's not browned to my liking I put it back in the oven but it's normally pretty well toasted by this time. I let the coconut milk/curry heat until it's boiling, stirring it fairly often.
At this point I add veggies. I normally add a bag of frozen white corn, a bag of frozen peas, a bag of frozen chopped spinach, and a can of garbanzo beans (all from TJ's) and let it simmer for a bit stirring every so often. When it's nice and bubbling I add the tofu and let it simmer for about another five minutes. Serve and enjoy. It's awesome with some Sriracha sauce.
It's pretty quick and super easy. I'll throw everything in tupperware containers and basically eat curry for a week. I do that with a lot of my food: cook, save, microwave. I always find myself cooking at work too and it's pretty easy to just leave everything in the fridge. Since I'm the only vegetarian at work nobody eats my food. But they have discovered this curry and I've noticed that my supplies dwindle pretty rapidly now. I think I need to up the cayenne content even further. That'll teach em to eat my food!
Last edited by dwnwrdishvnwrd; 11-13-2009 at 12:14 AM.
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