Diwali Coconut Curry with Veggies

2 Carrots washed and cut diagonal bite size
1 small Red Onion quartered into bite size
2-4 Cloves Garlic minced
1/2 Bag of Fingerling Potatoes chopped
2 stalks Broccoli florets chopped
1 cup of Frozen Peas (set out to unfreeze)for 1/2 hour
1 Can Coconut Milk
1 Tbs. Curry Powder >

1 Tbs. Tumeric Powder/Black Pepper to activate
3 teaspoons cumin seed, coriander sautéd in small cast iron pan/Mortar ground
1 Tbs. Fresh Ginger Root minced
Coconut oil
1 Lemongrass Stalk
Choices of heat to add to dish: Jalapeño, Cayenne, or Moroccan Red Harissa which I used as a garnish.

Start by simmering coconut oil and spices in a large sauté pan. Prepare the veggies, and sauté in Coconut oil, start with sautéing onion, ginger, for approximately 5-7 minutes, add garlic last 2 minutes. Add potatoes and carrots, sauté for approximately 10 minutes with cover on, add 1/4 cup water while they cook. Add the coconut milk, lemongrass, simmer vegetables until tender approximately another 15 minutes. Add the broccoli florets, cook 3 minutes, add the peas and cover for 1 minute. Squeeze with fresh lime.

Serve over Black Rice.


2 Bunches Mint/1 Bunch Cilantro washed stemmed and dried thoroughly
1 Cup Cocoyo Vanilla Yogurt
1/4 Jalapeño diced
1/2 Lime

Blend and serve over top of curry, adjust flavors as necessary. The Vanilla yogurt worked for sweetness without adding any sugar. Not sure this is traditional but the flavors worked nicely together. You’ll enjoy it. If you just use plain yogurt then I would add sweetener.

PLATING: Rose, Turemeric, Butterfly Pea Powder spread on bottom of plate to represent the colorful Diwali Festival that people around the world celebrate, I love colors so it’s always a treat to make something beautiful to eat. Garnish Fennel, Mint and Moroccan Red Harissa hot sauce.

Curries are always a treat anytime of year but especially during the fall, easy but find they taste best if the flavors merry longer, so I would make earlier in the day, and always great for leftovers. I also added Lemongrass I have in the garden.

Happy Diwali! I’m a little late posting this but you can use this anytime of year.

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