Thursday, July 07, 2011

Yellow Potato & Squash Curry

Lately I've been trying to cook meals that use more fresh products rather than processed foods.  One of our new favorite dishes is a curry dish I got from Kathleen.  I started with her recipe and adapted it to fit what we have hanging out in our kitchen.  I've also made it a point to shop at the Farmer's Market to get some of my goodies.

Our dinner last night - Yellow Potato & Squash Curry
Here is my adapted recipe:
2 cups brown rice (organic)
4 golden potatoes (local)
1/2 block of extra firm tofu (organic) - we use Melissa's Organic Extra Firm Tofu
1 yellow squash (local)
1 large white onion - or 2 small  (local)
1 -2 tbs curry power (or more to your taste)
1 can of coconut milk
1 tsp chili powder
  1. Tell Sparky to start cooking the brown rice while you're at your Barre3 class so that the rice has well over an hour to get it's cooking on.
  2. Wash and cut potatoes into fourths.  You can also cut them smaller if you want.  Boil your cut potatoes until they are tender.
  3. While the potatoes boil, drain tofu block and cut in half.  Save the other half for another day.  Chop 1/2 tofu block into chunks and fry up chunks of tofu in pan. 
  4. While the tofu fries up, wash and chop your squash and onion.  I chop my onion kind of large because I love taking big bites of onion.  Do what you want.
  5. Remove tofu from pan when it's done frying.  Throw the onion and squash into the pan with a little bit of olive oil and fry them up until the onion is all pretty and clear.
  6. Drain the potatoes and add them to the onion and squash.  Add the curry to the mixture.
  7. Step back and realize your pan is too small for what's to come and get out a big pot.  Transfer everything to the pot.  OR plan ahead better and start with a pot.
  8. Once you start smelling the curry, add the can of coconut milk and the fried tofu. 
  9. Sprinkle in the chili powder because you forgot to do it earlier.
  10. Cover and simmer for about 10 minutes.
Serve dish over brown rice.  Yum.  Kathleen added cashews to hers and it seems wonderful.  I have yet to scrounge up some cashews because I'm lazy and always forget.

Keep on Keepin on.


solarissky said...

Mmm! The potatoes look really yummy!

silveryme said...

It looks tasty! :)