The other night I was pretty much house ridden because Mia was recovering from surgery. I needed to go to the grocery story but didn't want to drag my poor baby outside drugged up and delerious. I looked in my pantry and fridge and nothing looked appealing! I had no fresh fruit or fresh veggies (besides alfalfa sprouts), yet was filled to capacity with Pedialyte, popsicles, jello, and ice cream! Since these post-surgery snacks held no appeal, I was going to eat a baked potato and some alfalfa sprouts *ewww* when I realized I had had all the ingredients for my Easy Vegetarian Curry!!
|Easy Vegetarian Curry and Naan|
This recipe is not an original, I actually learned to make this dish from Mia's paternal grandma Kat. She goes away each summer as a nurse for a summer camp and leaves her three boys and husband with a stocked pantry and fridge, yet they pretty much refuse to cook unprepared food! Being the kind and considerate sister/co-parent/daughter I am, I tried (stress on the try) to mimic her amazing recipes to the best of my ability!
This recipe has minimal ingredients, takes about 30 min total to prepare/cook, is tasty and hearty, plus is only 203 calories per serving* !! Score!
*With optional Worthington Chickette 313 calories
You will need everything shown here:
- Five medium sized potatoes
- Frozen Peas (I used edamame because it was the only thing I had in my fridge
- 3/4 tsp of Garlic Salt (or to your taste)
- 5 tbsp of McKay's Vegan Chicken Style Instant Broth
- 6 tbsp of Curry Powder
- Worthington Chickette * (Chicken Substitute)
Editor's Note: I am NOT a real chef/cook. If those measurements for the spices seem crazy is because I made them up! I don't measure and I am pretty sure I overcompensated on the measurements when I entered them into the recipe calculator *hangs head*
My suggestion is to taste as you go along! That's what Kat does and ALL her food is BOMB!!
* Worthington Chickette is optional
|1. Bring water to boil, add garlic salt and chopped potatoes|
2. Boil potatoes until they are soft (about 10-15 min). Drain 50% of the water.
3. Return to stove and put on Low/Med setting to start simmer.
4. Add garlic salt, McKay's chicken seasoning, and curry powder
|5. Chop Chickette (optional) and add to pot.|
6. Simmer curry for 15 minutes
|Trader Joes Naan- 180 calories|
Curry is traditionally eaten with rice but given the nature of my pantry at the time, I ate Naan and was very satisfied! You can try it with a nice green salad or some veggies. The possibilities are endless! I love that this recipe is a fast, very satisfying and on the low end calorie wise.
Do you have any fast, minimal ingredient, hearty dishes? Do share!
I posted this recipe on My Fitness Pal. Check it out here.