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Chickpea, Carrot and Broccoli Indian Curry

Serve this super-nutritious, super-tasty curry dish over rice with a green salad on the side and raita (yogurt topping) and you have a pre-game meal fit for a king.  From Feeding the Young Athlete (by Cynthia Lair; Readers to Eaters, 2012)

2 teaspoons
ghee or extra-virgin olive oil
1 onion, chopped
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 clove garlic, minced
1-2 teaspoons ground coriander
1-2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon turmeric

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
pinch of cayenne
1 small potato, cut in chunks
1 carrot, sliced
1 cup tomato sauce
1/2 cup water
1 cup cooked chickpeas

1 cup broccoli flowerettes
Raita Yogurt Topping

Heat oil in a large pot.  Add onion and salt; sauté until onion is soft.  Add garlic, coriander, cumin, turmeric, cinnamon and cayenne. Use the larger amount of spice for a stronger curry flavor.  Add potatoes, carrots, tomato sauce, and water; stir well.  Bring to boil, lower heat and simmer, covered, until potatoes and carrots are tender, about 20 minutes.   Add cooked chickpeas and broccoli; stir in gently.  Heat until broccoli is bright and tender ( a few minutes).  Serve over rice and garnish with raita on top.

Preparation time: 30-35 minutes
Makes 4 servings


Fran Post
Thanks for the laughs! Who ever is coming up w/the interruptus ideas deserves a warm pat on the back. The cook in me really appreciates the good recipes & the viewer in me just loves your story lines.
November 11, 2008, 11:39 am

Brooke Kingston
Couldn't be, fresh, and so fun to make the curry blend! We kept it on the mild side so that our toddler could enjoy it, too. Next time, we'll make an adults-only version iwth a bit more cayenne, cumin and coriander. My husband, a confirmed meat-and-potatoes dude, gave this rave reviews. Loved it with the raita!
November 12, 2008, 12:51 pm

Liz C
This will be tonight's dinner. Thanks!
April 21, 2009, 1:41 pm

It looks like I'm just going to have to leave a comment after every dish I make. This was SO GOOD. The raita added a lot of flavor and contrast- don't make this without it. Yum!
October 29, 2009, 2:35 pm

November 10, 2009, 12:17 pm

Randall Whitney
Nice touch! The interruptions add a kind of relaxed feeling to the show.Am going to try the chickpea-broccoli recipe tonight.
November 28, 2009, 12:01 pm

Shannon Valderas
Yum! The yogurt dressing really makes this meal. I love it! We had some leftover eggplant that I added, which was also good. Love this website. Thanks
January 28, 2010, 7:38 pm

The raita with the curry was so great- I didn't expect to like it as much as I did. It is added to the permanent recipe book :)
January 31, 2010, 3:13 pm

nina bean
September 18, 2010, 1:36 pm

Would the flavors of this dish be too redundant with the chicken masala?
February 16, 2011, 9:17 pm

This looked so good we made this tonight -so easy - had all the ingredients on hand. Wonderful mix of flavors! Thank you for another great recipe!
April 14, 2011, 5:44 pm

Anne Sommer
I just posted this to Facebook. I made this tonight...we LOVED it! We've loved everything we've made from the site. I LOVE the videos, and informative. Don't stop!!!
April 17, 2011, 9:46 pm

I made this curry tonight and it was warm, earthy and delicious. Will you be coming out with a new version of Feeding the Young Athlete or a new cookbook soon?
April 22, 2011, 10:15 pm

Anne Lawrence
Re: Fish Tacos with Creamy Cilantro Sauce: Yum. Just yum. Oh, and thank you!
December 7, 2012, 4:24 pm

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December 7, 2012, 7:41 pm

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