I was hungry. I hadn’t planned anything for dinner. Produce was starting to go downhill fast. What did I do? Throw a bunch of shit together, add spices and call it a curry.
I call it Put a Bunch of Stuff in a Pot Cook What You’ve Got Curry.
- Sweet potato (large)
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1/4-inch ginger
- 8-oz can crushed tomatoes
- Half a 16-oz can of reduced-fat coconut milk
- 1T vegetable oil
- 1T cumin
- 1T garam masala
- 2t coriander
- 2t turmeric
- 1t crushed chillies
(spice measurements are guesstimated.)
This went quite smoothly because I have a pressure cooker. You see, step one involves a pressure cooker to significantly cut down cooking time.
Step one: Pressure cook sweet potato cut up into chunks for 4 minutes. Depressurise. Add cut-up courgette. Pressure cook sweet potato and courgette for 2 more minutes. Depressurise.
Step two: Cook chopped onion, minced garlic and minced ginger in hot oil for 2-3 minutes. Dump in all your spices, stir well. Don’t be afraid that it looks like the spices are sticking to the bottom of the pan.
Step three: Dump your sweet potato and courgette in. Pour in half the can of coconut milk. Add the crushed tomatoes. Add in some salt to taste. Stir everything together and allow to simmer for a while.
Step four: Serve with rice. Deem yourself a culinary genius.
(Yields 2-3 servings)
Who knew sweet potato would create such an excellent curry base?