Pinterest inspires a meal that is as delicious as the photo is pretty! Especially when it is a curry. I just don't make enough of them. This recipe for Spicy Pea Curry was a simple matter of cooking peas in a puree of tomatoes, onions and spices. I made it more complicated. Yet it was still fairly straight forward compared to other curries I have made.
Dinner needs to be simple when I am distracted by a wet Dolly and a bold Sylvia who thinks she is old enough to stand on a chair and stir the curry by herself. Even so, I had dinner made by a reasonable hour. I served the Spicy Pea Curry with Aloo Jeera (cumin potatoes) and quinoa. The curry was a little sweet on its own. (When I re-read the recipe I saw that I had used less salt, but I suspect the real culprit was too much coconut milk.) With these sides it was brilliant. E adored this meal. He said it didn't taste like an Indian curry. Not your bog standard curry!
Cooking with Siri who is hosting this week's Weekend Herb Blogging #352, the weekly event coordinated by Haalo and founded by Kalyn.
Previously on Green Gourmet Giraffe:
One year ago: Gleegan blueberry cake pops for a potluck
Two years ago: SHF Chocolate Crackle Top Biscuits
Three years ago: MM Heirloom Ginger Fluff Sponge
Four years ago: Fridge Door Confessions
Spicy Pea Curry
Adapted from Love Food Eat
1-2 tsp oil (I used canola)
3 medium shallots, finely chopped
2 stalks celery, finely chopped
3-4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp ground cumin
1 heaped tsp chilli paste
400g tin of diced tomatoes
270ml lite coconut cream (I might use half this next time)
1 tsp salt (or to taste)
1/2 tsp stock powder
2 cups fresh or frozen peas
Heat oil and fry shallots and celery for about 5 minutes. The celery wont be soft but the shallots should smell great. Stir in garlic, turmeric, cumin and chilli paste for a minute. Add tinned tomatoes, coconut cream, salt and stock powder. Bring to the boil and simmer for about 20 minutes. Add peas and simmer an additional 20 minutes.
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