Quick & Easy Indian Curry Quinoa

Hi everyone! It’s been a while since my last post but I’m almost all set up in my new apartment now, so I should be able to get a bunch of new recipes posted before the end of the year. Can you believe it’s already the middle of November? Time flies!

Quick & Easy Indian Curry Quinoa - Vegan, Gluten-Free, and ready in no time!

When lunch rolled around yesterday, I decided to experiment a bit and I came up with this little recipe that is a mix of my Quick & Easy Red Curry Quinoa and this Spicy Potato Curry.

Quick & Easy Indian Curry Quinoa - Vegan, Gluten-Free, and ready in no time!

Because it’s made up of pantry staples, this recipe is easy enough to pull together, even for a basic kitchen like mine is right now!

Quick & Easy Indian Curry Quinoa - Vegan, Gluten-Free, and ready in no time!

For the veggies, I used carrots and a mixture of kale and spinach, however frozen green peas, butternut squash, cauliflower, broccoli or mushrooms would be equally delicious.

Quick & Easy Indian Curry Quinoa - Vegan, Gluten-Free, and ready in no time!Quick & Easy Indian Curry Quinoa - Vegan, Gluten-Free, and ready in no time!Quick & Easy Indian Curry Quinoa - Vegan, Gluten-Free, and ready in no time!

Updates

Go Gluten Free Magazine - March/April 2014 March 3, 2014 – This recipe (along with my Quinoa Falafel with Avocado Tahini Dressing) was featured in the March/April 2014 issue of Go Gluten Free Magazine. It’s so cool to see my humble little recipes in print 🙂

October 5, 2014 – Some commenters have noted that 3 Tbsp of curry powder made the dish way too spicy for them. Because curry powders can vary in terms of heat, I’ve updating the recipe accordingly…

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Quick & Easy Indian Curry Quinoa
 
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By cooking the quinoa in the coconut milk and tomatoes, you get a very quick and tasty meal that is ready in no time! Vegan & Gluten-Free.
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed & drained
  • 1 can (400ml) coconut milk
  • 1 can (400ml) diced tomatoes
  • 3 tbsp curry powder (note: curry powders vary in heat. If in doubt, go with less, and add more later)
  • 2 tbsp ketchup or tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil (or other vegetable oil)
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 1 can (400g) chickpeas, drained
  • 2 large handfuls of chopped spinach or kale
  • ½ tsp crushed red chili pepper
  • salt and pepper
  • cilantro (fresh coriander) (optional)
Instructions
  1. In a medium saucepan, mix quinoa, coconut milk, diced tomatoes (with juice), curry powder and ketchup/tomato paste, and bring to boil. Lower heat to lowest setting, cover saucepan and simmer until quinoa is ready, about 15 minutes.
  2. While quinoa is cooking: in a frying pan, heat oil over medium heat and stir-fry the garlic and onion until translucent.
  3. Add the carrot and saute for a couple minutes.
  4. Add the chickpeas and cook for another couple minutes.
  5. Add the spinach/kale and cook until wilted, about a minute.
  6. Mix the veggies with the quinoa, season with salt, pepper and crushed red chili pepper, and garnish with cilantro before serving.

Quick & Easy Indian Curry Quinoa - Vegan, Gluten-Free, and ready in no time!Quick & Easy Indian Curry Quinoa - Vegan, Gluten-Free, and ready in no time!

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