24 Ratings
  • 4 Rating Star 11
  • 5 Rating Star 8
  • 3 Rating Star 3
  • 2 Rating Star 2

This hearty, warming, mildly spicy curry was created from ingredients that I had on hand. Feel free to substitute your own favorite vegetables.

prep:
30 mins
cook:
40 mins
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
6
Max Servings:
6
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Ingredients

Directions

  • Puree the onion and carrots in a food processor or blender until finely ground. Heat the butter and olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Cook the garlic until fragrant and lightly browned. Pour in the carrot puree, bring to a simmer, and cook for 5 minutes.

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  • Pour in diced tomatoes, water, yam, red potatoes, and cauliflower. Season with turmeric, curry powder, cumin, garam masala, cayenne, and red pepper flakes. Simmer until potatoes are soft, about 30 minutes.

Easy Cleanup

Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup

Nutrition Facts

311.92 calories; 7.42 g protein; 63.52 g carbohydrates; 10.13 g dietary-fiber; 9.36 g sugars; 3.8 g fat; 1.25 g saturated-fat; 3.58 mg cholesterol; 9959.43 IU vitamin-a-iu; 4.38 mg niacin-equivalents; 0.73 mg vitamin-b6; 58.45 mg vitamin-c; 83.77 mcg folate; 111.52 mg calcium; 5.63 mg iron; 74.56 mg magnesium; 1926.49 mg potassium; 279.8 mg sodium; 0.25 mg thiamin; 34.19 calories-from-fat; 79 percent-of-calories-from-carbs; 10 percent-of-calories-from-fat; 9 percent-of-calories-from-protein; 3 percent-of-calories-from-sat-fat


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Most helpful positive review

mzurovsk
10/26/2006
I love this recipe! It's my new favorite! I will make it over and over again. I wouldn't call it "broken thermostat" because it's not too hot but as the submitter said it's "mildly spicy." I think I'll add more red pepper flakes next time. Also I cut this in half and it was perfect. I was wary about the yams--but they were great! I served it over jasmine rice and am thoroughly enjoying it right now!
(14)

Most helpful critical review

sarpiper
06/02/2010
Not impressed with this recipe--it's incredibly bland! I've tried this recipe twice and been disappointed both times. Adding salt is an option for creating some taste but i try to avoid adding salt whenever possible. I ended up adding cashews and raisins but as is i wouldn't even want to eat this.
(4)
24 Ratings
  • 4 Rating Star 11
  • 5 Rating Star 8
  • 3 Rating Star 3
  • 2 Rating Star 2
MAZZO
06/30/2008
This was really good and easy to make. I did mine in the slow cooker and had it on low for the day. The only thing I would advise if doing in slow cooker is cut back on the water a little bit. I liked how it came out but was informed that while the taste was right on it was a little soupy for how the dish is supposed to be. The flavours were wonderful. I had to buy a few of the spices since I have never made indian quisine before and have never used them. Definately worth the small investment.
(15)
mzurovsk
10/26/2006
I love this recipe! It's my new favorite! I will make it over and over again. I wouldn't call it "broken thermostat" because it's not too hot but as the submitter said it's "mildly spicy." I think I'll add more red pepper flakes next time. Also I cut this in half and it was perfect. I was wary about the yams--but they were great! I served it over jasmine rice and am thoroughly enjoying it right now!
(14)
Anonymous
11/11/2006
Needed a little salt to give it more flavor but my wife and I enjoyed it. (Kids refused to try it since it had cauliflower in it.) Don't know why it's called "Broken Thermostat Curry" though since I really couldn't taste the peppers at all. Would be inclined to double-up on the cayenne next time. But a good healthy recipe.
(6)
Anonymous
01/08/2008
Great! I accidentally mistimed the chapatis I made to go with this so it overcooked a bit and the cauliflower disappeared. Turned out to be a great mistake--my finicky husband loved it...and he hates cauliflower. This is a keeper. The spices were just right for us and we chose to add salt at the table. Served it with plain yogurt jalapeño and cilantro. Yum!
(6)
Lauren
02/25/2009
My boyfriend has long stated that he does not like curry but went nuts for this recipe. He asks for it on a regular basis. If you're a fan of spicy foods I would add more red pepper flak and cayenne than what this recipe calls for. For true spicy fans this curry is a little too mild as is. I substituted chicken stock for the water double the yams and used about half the amount of potatoes. I also used canned diced carrots to save time and energy. This is a fabulous recipe that also freezes well. I highly recommend it.
(5)
sarpiper
06/02/2010
Not impressed with this recipe--it's incredibly bland! I've tried this recipe twice and been disappointed both times. Adding salt is an option for creating some taste but i try to avoid adding salt whenever possible. I ended up adding cashews and raisins but as is i wouldn't even want to eat this.
(4)
GREENSONMAMA
07/02/2008
At first it tasted a little bland. Also many said it wasn't hot so I made it as dinner for all including 13 month old son. It was a little too spicy for him and for me it was a bit spicy. My hubby agreed with others though. So I guess that all depends. I would next time add less potato and more yam. Also I added a can of coconut milk. That was a great improvement. I also added vegetarian chicken to it. Mealstarters found at most any big chain grocery store in the freezer section. I would rate it a four and a half after all my changes. HEHE.
(4)
Aphrodite Sauser
06/16/2008
This was pretty good. It was missing something so I added a bit of salt and some raisins from Trader Joe's (jumbo raisin medley). I served this with a seared salmon curry dish from this site homemade naan from this sire and tofu/garbanzo beans with a masala sauce and mango chutney. yum yum
(3)
fpu
11/10/2008
Fabulous! I like spicy foods so I ramped up the cumin curry cayenne and pepper flakes. I used peas instead of the cauliflower and added an individual can of V8 juice with the carrots and onions then reduced the water to 1 1/2 c. It was every bit as good as what we get at our local Indian deli. This one's a keeper.
(2)