I took my favorite parts of several different recipes to come up with this rich and flavorful vegetarian curry. I usually serve it with steamed rice, which can cook as the curry comes together. Sometimes I throw a few cardamom pods in when I steam the rice. It adds a great flavor. Don't forget to remove the pods before you serve the rice!

15 mins
28 mins
53 mins
10 mins
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  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil with 1 teaspoon salt. Add potatoes; boil until easily pierced with a fork, about 10 minutes. Transfer potatoes to a strainer using a slotted spoon; rinse with cold water. Add cauliflower to boiling water; cook until easily pierced with a fork, 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer cauliflower to strainer using slotted spoon; rinse with cold water. Reserve 1/2 cup cooking liquid.

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  • Combine 3 tablespoons water, curry powder, coriander, cayenne, and saffron in a small bowl until paste forms. Let curry paste stand until flavors blend, about 10 minutes.

  • Heat ghee in a stockpot over medium heat. Add cumin seeds; cook and stir until seeds begin to pop. Add onion and remaining 1 teaspoon salt; cook and stir until onions begin to soften, about 3 minutes. Add curry paste; cook and stir until fragrant, about 2 minutes more. Add lemon juice, reserved cooking liquid, potatoes, cauliflower, and garbanzo beans; stir well to combine.

  • Stir green peas, coconut milk, and cilantro into potato-cauliflower mixture; simmer until vegetables are heated through and mixture has thickened slightly, about 10 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

Use red potatoes in place of Yukon Gold potatoes, if desired.

Use mild olive oil or regular butter in place of the ghee, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

229.85 calories; 6.11 g protein; 31.28 g carbohydrates; 5.58 g dietary-fiber; 2.05 g sugars; 10.14 g fat; 7.46 g saturated-fat; 8.19 mg cholesterol; 614.54 IU vitamin-a-iu; 1.41 mg niacin-equivalents; 0.29 mg vitamin-b6; 17.94 mg vitamin-c; 56.63 mcg folate; 40.99 mg calcium; 2.54 mg iron; 38.9 mg magnesium; 279.88 mg potassium; 726.48 mg sodium; 0.09 mg thiamin; 91.25 calories-from-fat; 51 percent-of-calories-from-carbs; 37 percent-of-calories-from-fat; 10 percent-of-calories-from-protein; 27 percent-of-calories-from-sat-fat