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Hearty One-Pot Curries for Cold Winter Evenings

A bowl of warm curry can be comforting on a cold winter evening. One-pot curries are extremely easy to prepare. Plus, you can prepare a big batch of curry to enjoy later.

This season is filled with a bountiful harvest like butternut squash, pumpkin, bell pepper, cinnamon, zucchini, apples, pear, etc.

You can serve these curries with healthy brown rice recipes. To increase the brown rice nutrition, you can soak the rice. Check out these curry recipes:

Cauliflower Curry

To start this curry, roast some chunky cauliflower florets with olive oil, salt, and paprika. In a pan, sauté 1 dried red chili, 1 bay leaf, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, and some ground turmeric. Add ginger & garlic paste and chopped tomatoes. Add parboiled potatoes and roasted cauliflower. Cover the lid and let it simmer on low heat. Add green peas and a splash of water. Finish with chopped coriander leaves. Serve this curry with healthy brown rice recipes.

You can also cook with sprouted brown rice for better brown rice nutrition.

Chickpea & Zucchini Curry

Start with sautéing ginger, garlic, and onions in coconut oil. Add a halved cinnamon stick, bay leaf, chopped green chilies, coriander powder, curry powder, and sweet paprika. Add salt, pepper to taste and pour in 200 ml of coconut milk. Add 200 ml of vegetable stock and let it simmer on low heat for 25-30 minutes. Add in 300 gm of cooked chickpeas and cook for another 15 minutes. Add the pumpkin, eggplants. Stir in some fresh spinach leaves. Finish the curry by adding some chopped cilantro leaves and a splash of lemon juice. Serve hot garnished with fresh cilantro leaves.

Butternut Squash & Sage Curry

Start with roasting some butternut squash with nutmeg, cinnamon, and clove. In a pot, sauté bay leaf, thyme, and garlic. Add tomatoes and coconut milk. Stir the mix well and cook for 15 minutes. Slowly add the roasted pumpkin and grated fresh coconut. Cover the lid and cook on a gentle simmer. Finish with some crispy sage leaves. Serve this comforting bowl of curry with grilled yogurt flatbreads. 

Winter Veggie Curry

Start with chopping some vegetables like carrot, bell peppers, beans, broccoli, and baby radishes. Sauté some garlic and ginger in olive oil. Add onions and sauté until browned. Add tomatoes and assorted veggies. Add turmeric, ground cumin, coriander, salt, and pepper. Add chopped green chilies and coriander. Cook on low heat until the vegetables are tender. This curry is best served with warm chapati. 

Get cozy on your favourite knit and pour yourself a big bowl of soup to enjoy this cold weather.

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