April 2, 2013
1 tablespoon ground coriander
1/2 tablespoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
3 tablespoons canola oil
1 1/4 teaspoons salt, or to taste
1/4 cup diced onions (about 1/2 medium onion)
1 1/2 cups diced tomato (fresh or canned)
1 one-inch knob of ginger, peeled and finely grated
1 pound cremini or button mushrooms, halved lengthwise (or quartered if very large)
1 10-ounce bag frozen peas, defrosted
Combine the dry spices with 1 1/2 tablespoons of water in a small bowl, and mix to form a paste.
Put the oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. When the oil shimmers, add the onions and sauté until the onions are browned at the edges (about 3-4 minutes).
Add the ginger and the paste of spices, stir to coat the onions, and cook for about 1 minute.
Add the diced tomato. Stir and cook, scraping the bottom of the pan, for about 4 minutes, until the tomato has softened. If the tomato sticks to the pan excessively, add a splash of water.
When the tomato has softened, add 2 cups of water and the salt. Stir and bring to a boil; then reduce the heat, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes.
Add the mushrooms. Bring the mixture back to a boil, reduce the heat again, and cook for 10 more minutes. Add the peas, stir to combine, and cook for 5 more minutes over medium-low heat, until warmed through.
Salt to taste, and serve over basmati rice.
All figures are per serving (assumes 4 servings).
Fat: 10 g
Carbs: 17 g
Fiber: 3 g
Protein: 9 g
Sodium: 780 mg