1/2 lb of sliced button mushrooms
3-4 medium size potatoes diced
1 medium onion chopped
2 carrots sliced (or baby carrots)
8 oz of frozen green beans
1 bell pepper or any sweet pepper you like sliced
15-20 curry leaves-optional (available at Indian Grocer)
1-2 spicy green chilies (seeded) and sliced
3-4 cloves of garlic finely minced or grated
2 inches of fresh ginger finely minced or grated
1/2 pint of grape tomatoes sliced or 1 large tomato diced
1/2 tsp turmeric powder (available at Indian Grocer)
1 tsp cumin seeds (available at Indian Grocer)
1 tsp mustard seeds (available at Indian Grocer)
1 tsp of fenugreek seeds (available at Indian Grocer)
2 tsp of Curry Powder (I used McCormick Brand)
1 tsp of Garam Masala powder (available at Indian Grocer)
6oz of coconut milk
1-1/12 cups of water
salt (to taste) You will need to salt the dish throughout because much of it will be absorbed by the potatoes.
red chili flakes (to taste)
1-2 inc piece cinnamon stick
In a large pan, heat 2Tbs of canola oil on medium-high heat. Add your mustard seeds, cumin seed, cinnamon stick and curry leaves. Allow to fry for about 30 seconds until the seeds start to splutter.
Next add your sliced mushrooms and fry for a few minutes until they start to brown.
Next add your sliced onions, potatoes and fennugreek seeds. Fry for a few minutes.
Next add your chilies/peppers, carrots, garlic and ginger. Fry for a few minutes.
Now add your dry spices: red chili flakes, curry powder, garam masala, turmeric, salt. Fry for a minute or so.
Then add your sliced tomatoes and frozen green beans. You can add your green beans later, but I like them to absorb the curry flavors so I put them in earlier.
Next add your 6oz of coconut milk (half a can) and 1- 1/12 cups of water and allow to simmer on medium heat. You want to simmer for 10-15 minutes or until the potatoes and carrots are cooked.
Taste for salt.
When the dish is finished turn off the stove and add a splash (small squeeze-about a tsp of fresh lime juice). Serves 6-8 people as a side dish. The leftovers are great too. Enjoy.
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