This curry is coursing through my veins. I found it, tried it, tweaked it, and have cooked it at almost once a week over the last five months. I’ve made it with chicken and turkey but my favourite so far is the ground beef version. I am going to try the recipes with lentils because Genesis is all about lentils and I can see them tasting amazing in this dish. This is an easy-to-vegan recipe. Switch out the ground beef for TVP, lentils, chickpeas, etc. This time around I added lentils and peas which added an nice texture and sweetness.
- 2 tsp salt
- 1.5 tsp ground black pepper
- 1.5 tsp ground cardamom
- 1.5 tsp ground coriander
- 1.5 tsp ground cumin
- 1.5 tsp ground cloves
- 1.5 tsp ground cinnamon
- 3/4 tsp chili powder
- 3/4 tsp ground turmeric
- 3/4 tsp ground ginger
- 2 lbs of ground beef (alternatives: 2 lbs ground chicken, turkey, lamb, etc. or veggie it up: all lentils, tvp, chickpeas, etc.)
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 2 cans coconut milk
- 1 large red onion (very large… or 1.5 kinda large onions. Can use white or yellow, I just like red onions)
- 4-6 green serrano chili peppers or jalapeños (to taste)
- 1 head of garlic (seems like a lot but this is a lot of food)
- 1/2 cup peas
- 1 cup lentils
- 1 lime
- Mix together all the spices in a small bowl and set aside.
- Brown your protein in a large pot with the coconut oil (or olive oil if you are so inclined), add salt and pepper to taste.
- While browning the meat chop your onion, peppers, and peel your garlic.
- Drain your protein and set aside.
- In the same large pot saute the onions, peppers, and crushed garlic (you can add a little more coconut oil if you need to). Cook until onions become lightly translucent.
- Add the meat back in. Add lentils and peas (and any other veggies you want) and sprinkle everything with your spice blend.
- Stir the mixture over medium heat for a few minutes until the spices become fragrant.
- Pour in your two cans of coconut milk, stir to combine.
- Cook everything until hot throughout and the meat is cooked (shouldn’t be long if you’ve happily browned away already).
- Serve over rice, or quinoa, or more lentils, or green beans, or a tire (I bet it will make it delicious). Squeeze lime over everything.