Better a meal of vegetables where there is love than a fattened calf with hatred.

Southern Indian Vegetable CurryRecipe


  * 1 small onion, diced
  * 1 tablespoon or a thumb size knob of ginger, minced
  * 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  * 1 small chili pepper, minced
  * 1 small aubergine (eggplant), cubed
  * 6 tomatoes, diced
  * 1 cup hericot-verts or small green beans
  * 1 medium sweet potato, cubed
  * 1 cup reduced fat coconut milk
  * 6 coriander seeds
  * 1 tablespoon garam masala (a blend of ground spices common in India containing peppercorns, cloves, cinnamon or cassia bark, nutmeg and mace, cardamom, bay leaf and cumin)
  * 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  * 1/2 teaspoon curry
  * 1/4 teaspoon mustard
  * kosher salt
  * 1 tablespoon olive oil


  * Put the eggplant in a strainer and toss with salt. Let sit while you
start cooking the other ingredients.
  * Saute the onion, pepper and ginger in olive oil for about 3-4
minutes. Season with a pinch of everything. Add in the garlic and cook for
a minute at most. Toss in the potatoes and saute for another minute or so
with a pinch of the spices. Pour in the coconut milk and simmer for about
10 minutes.
  * Toss in the eggplant and tomatoes, adjust seasoning, simmer for 7
  * Finally, throw in the green beans and the rest of the seasoning and
let simmer for another 7-10 minutes.
  * Serve over some basmati rice or naan bread and garnish with cilantro


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