Friday, September 25, 2015

Malawi - Nutty Vegetable Curry

Malawi is a landlocked country in Southeast Africa. One of the ingredients for this curry was Malawi Curry Spice Mix so I found this recipe to make my own. I was easily led into making this dish because of my love for sweet potatoes. :D


1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1  onion
3 cloves garlic
2 tsp ginger
1 cup each of carrot, potato and sweet potato
1-2 tablespoons Malawi Curry Spice Mix
1 can chopped tomatoes
½ cup water
1 tablespoon peanut butter
2 tbsp crushed peanuts

Chop the onion and saute it in the oil for a few minutes until softened.

Cube the carrots, potatoes and sweet potatoes.

Add them to the pan along with the spice mix. Stir well and continue to cook for a few minutes more.

Add the tomatoes and peanut butter, stir again.

Pour the water into the pan, cover and simmer for 15 minutes.

Stir well and continue to simmer for 15 minutes or until the vegetables are soft. Crush some peanuts and scatter over the finished curry.

I really liked this curry. The peanuts added a nice crunch to the first few bites I had. The vegetables took a lot longer than the recipe stated, we simmered them for about 40 minutes and they were still not quite soft enough. The spice mix had a nice flavour but it wasn't very different from regular curry powder we've used before. It was nice to enjoy a meat-free curry for a change as we often have chicken curries at home. The tomatoes and water simmered down into a nice thick sauce which surprised me, I was expecting the curry to be a bit dry with no sauce added to it. A nice veggie dish!

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