A Homemade Indian Feast

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I was craving Indian food tonight, so I decided to make my own. I was going for Chana Masala, and looked up the recipe here but, as I often do, I end up just roughly following the recipe and adding in some more vegetables for a boost in vitamins.

COCONUT RICE
1 c. brown jasmine rice
1 c. coconut milk
1 c. water
1 tsp. olive oil

1. Throw everything in a rice cooker, and press ON.
2. Wait for the rice cooker to turn off and eat!
…..I can’t cook rice on the  stove top for the life of me, so you won’t get the recipe here!

CHANA MASALA
2 small onions, diced
1 can diced tomatoes
1 tbsp coconut oil
3 handfuls spinach, washed
2 cans chickpeas
dash of coriander
dash of tumeric
dash of garam masala
dash of curry powder
dash of ground cumin

1. Saute onions in coconut oil

2. Add tomatoes, chickpeas, and spices. Mix so everything is thoroughly coated. Let simmer for about 7 minutes.

3. Add spinach and stir together until spinach is wilted.


Plate up and serve with the coconut rice and some protein; grilled chicken, tofu, or even some extra veggies.

Do you always follow recipes to a T, or do you like to freestyle, like me?

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7 responses to “A Homemade Indian Feast

  1. Sounds and looks scrumptious! Thank you so much for sharing! xoxo Marita

  2. ive read how tumeric is supposed to be one of the healthiest spices around. supah- food! ive been drinking tumeric tea and basically overutilizing tumeric ever since. but i just read in a book called “the anti cancer diet” that tumeric’s awesomeness can only really be absorbed if its mixed in oil with black pepper! interesting, i thought, so maybe ill make less tumeric tea and make more tumeric and black pepper oil curries like this masala!

    • Yes! I’m trying to work more turmeric in my diet too! It’s definitely a super food, and it helps inflammation and joint pain! I didn’t know about the oil & pepper combo for absorption…thanks for filling me in!

  3. I freestyle all the way! Unless I’m developing recipes and then it has to be super-precise… Recipe looks great. Yum.

  4. I LOVE Indian food and all of the vegetarian recipes they offer. As for recipes, I usually “loosely” follow them 🙂

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