9/2/09

Pea and Tomato Curry

I absolutely love Indian food. I don't make it too often because typically there are a zillion ingredients involved, but last week I was craving something warm, fragrant and homey. I decided to come up with an easy recipe for Pea and Tomato Curry.

Ingredients
1 tablespoon sunflower oil, or any other neutral oil
1 inch ginger, peeled, mircorplane-d
3 garlic cloves, microplane-d
1/4 red onion, chopped
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon coriander
1 teaspoon curry powder
1 can coconut milk
12 ounces peas (I used frozen ones and just defrosted them before using them in the recipe)
2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved (Thanks, Radha!)
salt & pepper to taste


Directions
1. Heat oil in a pan. Add ginger, garlic and red onion and cook for 2 minutes.
2. Add spices and cook for another minute.
3. Add coconut milk, stir, and simmer for 5 minutes.
4. Add peas, cook for 2 minutes.
5. Add tomatoes, cook for 1 minute. If you want your tomatoes to be mushy, cook for a longer amount of time.
6. Serve over rice or noodles.

This dish was great for leftovers for several days to come. You can add other vegetables into it as well: cauliflower, potatoes, peppers, etc.

14 comments:

Heavenly Housewife said...

I cook curries a lot, so if you look inside my larder it looks like witch's work station lol. I've got everything except eye of newt.

Elra said...

Simply delicious! I can eat like this everyday...

Gera @ SweetsFoods said...

I adore Indian food too...another beautiful and enticing tomato creation!
Really it sounds delectable.

Cheers,

Gera

Chow and Chatter said...

looks good oh I know what you mean about all the ingredients!

Mary said...

I love to eat this way. This looks delicious.

Zoe said...

Sounds delicious! I love coconut milk!

♥peachkins♥ said...

These look great, simple healthy and delicious! I also love the color!

Nina Timm said...

I have never thought of using just peas and tomatoes in a curry! This is really a meal in a flash...all the right Indian flavors, yet half the effort and time!!!!

Sophie said...

I love adding peas in everything! Yummie dish!

5 Star Foodie said...

A delicious curry and looks like a easy recipe. I also don't make Indian specialties too often because of so many ingredients involved but I love it.

The Blonde Duck said...

I've never had curry!

Rhea said...

I love how simple this is. My curries sometimes comprise half a dozen different vegetables, all requiring prep and their own shift for cooking. This is a good reminder that you can make nice curry with just three veggies.

Mahek said...

HI
GREAT TO SEE YOU MAKE A INDIAN DISH, ITS VERY TOUGH TO TRY A NEW CUISINE...
I HOPE YOU LIKED THE TASTE , TRY OUT ONE OF MY DISHES ON MY BLOG AND LET ME KNOW...
WAITING FOR YOUR REPLY...

BlueToYou said...

ooo. this looks interesting! unusual choice of ingredients! :)