This dish is a warming, comforting, mid-winter superstar that yields a satisfying and delicious meal with minimal effort. The spices are easy to obtain, ambrosial, and add an exotic depth of flavor. The vegetables are full of nutrients and fiber and the coconut milk imparts a silken texture without the addition of dairy.
The most time-consuming part of preparing this curry is ingredient prep time. Once the prep is completed, the cooking method is a cinch.
While this recipe does not require overly complicated knife skills, I will tell you, “mise en place” is your best friend.
What is “mise en place,” you say?
Mise en place is the (French) culinary term for “everything in its place”. This means before you start the cooking process, prep all ingredients and tools.
Ingredients should be peeled, sliced, grated, squeezed, chopped, etc., according to the recipe directions. All necessary bowls, pots, pans, knives, measuring spoons, etc., should be set out and at the ready for immediate use.
This may seem like a pain in the you know what, but I promise you, it makes the whole process so much easier and ensures you don’t miss a beat.
While professional chefs wield a variety of individual techniques to get to their desired outcome, mise en place is one technique they all agree on!
If you’ve not gotten into the habit of doing mise en place before cooking, now is the time to up your game and get into the habit. This Indian Style Vegetable Curry is the perfect place to start!
To help you in this endeavor, I have grouped ingredients that will be used together in the same step. I promise this recipe is so much easier than it appears at first glance.
I hope you enjoy!