Growing up in east Tennessee, Indian food wasn’t something that we frequently enjoyed.
I can remember one restaurant, The Sitar, that advertised an extensive lunch buffet that my father always enthusiastically suggested when it came time for a family dinner night. And yes, it's still open today if you want to check it out.
Alas, it never received enough votes to make the cut.
I’m pretty sure it took me until college to venture into the world of Indian food. While not every dish is my jam, I’ve found enough items that I can maneuver through an Indian menu with confidence.
Curry is one of my go-to dishes. Especially a red curry.
A beautiful blend of lemongrass, shallot, ginger, tomato paste, cumin, coriander, and chilis, this dish is salty and sweet and slightly spicy.
I finally decided I’d start experimenting with my own version, testing it on Mr. Waffle House for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner (on Valentine’s Day mind you) and HE LOVED IT!
Like bowl empty in under 6 minutes loved it.
Today’s the day to take on this stupidly simple curry.
It's one of those throw raw food in a slow cooker, turn it on, and walk away meals.
Let’s get to it!
Most people aren’t enthused at the idea of a curry.
It kinda gets a bad reputation as being stinky and overpowering.
And as someone who on ce taught at a predominately Indian charter school in North Dallas, I am noooo stranger to how impressively long the aroma of curry can linger in the air, on clothing, on skin, and so forth.
But I assure you that will not be a problem in this recipe.
If you can even call it a recipe.
With a hint of heat and loads of warm, anti-inflammatory spices like ginger, turmeric, and coriander, this slow-cooker supper will be pleasing to friends and family alike.
Now, if you're a homie out there that doesn't do meat (hey, you do you), just omit the chicken and add in more sweet potato, peppers, onions, etc. Now you've got a vegetarian and vegan meal. Ta da!
I highly recommend you serve it on top of some easy peasy cauliflower rice.
Don’t know how to make it? Head over to Tuesday’s post to see my video and recipe. You’ll save loads of cash and see how shockingly easy it is to make it yourself.
Do you HAVE to serve it on cauliflower rice? Nope. It's just our preferred curry-vehicle of choice.
This would also be tasty on white rice, some zoodles or on its own.
But I strongly recommend serving it on top of something to sop up that flavorful sauce.
Gosh darn it, now I’m salivating at just the thought of it.
Could you Insta-pot this recipe? I’m pretty sure you could. I don’t have one so I can’t give you a guarantee but I’d assume it would work.
I'll have to investigate that one, or one of you lovely insta-pot owners out there can give it a whirl and get back to me!
Whether you're a little curry curious or just wanting a unique, easy, make-ahead, Paleo meal that will leave the whole family with happy tummies and happy bodies.
Healthy Happy Texan
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