Autumn Vegetable Curry
Bursting with the autumnal flavors of cauliflower, sweet potato and curry, this recipe is the perfect thing to cook up for you next cozy Monday night in.
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- 1 large onion, coarsely chopped
- 4 cloves garlic, peeled
- 1 1 1/2-inch length fresh ginger, peeled and thinly sliced
- 1 1/2 tablespoons yellow curry powder
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, plus more to taste
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
- 1 cup light coconut milk
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more to taste
- 1/2 head cauliflower, broken into 1½-inch-wide florets (about 3 cups)
- 1 pound sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
- 2 large carrots, peeled and cut into 1-inch rounds
- 2 tomatoes, cored and chopped
- Grated zest of 1 lime
- 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 1 15-ounce can no-salt-added chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 5 cups fresh baby spinach leaves
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
- 3 cups cooked brown rice, for serving, optional
Place the onion, garlic, ginger, curry powder, and cayenne pepper in a food processor and
process to combine. Add the oil and process until a smooth puree is formed. Transfer the
curry puree to a large pot and cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, about 5 minutes.
Add the tomato paste and cook, stirring frequently, until the mixture begins to darken,
about 5 minutes more.
Add the vegetable broth, coconut milk, cinnamon stick and ¼ teaspoon black pepper and
bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Add the cauliflower, sweet
potatoes, carrots, and tomatoes, season with salt and pepper, and return to a boil. Reduce
the heat to medium low, cover, and simmer until the vegetables are tender, about 25
minutes. Remove the cinnamon stick. Stir in the lime zest and juice, chickpeas, and spinach
and cook until the spinach is wilted, about 5 minutes. Season with up to ¾ teaspoon salt.
Garnish with cilantro and serve with rice.