What to Cook When Quarantined at Home During COVID-19 Pandemic?
This is something everyone of us are wondering when under lockdown in our homes. Especially families with limited groceries are facing challenges to feed their kids and toddlers. One-pot meals are a great way to add overall nutrition to your diet. Curries can be made in big batches and stored in airtight containers for up to a week. Serve the curries with brown rice, quinoa, basmati rice, or flatbreads. Get Dawaat, the best brown rice in India which comes with a full-bran layer rich in fibre and other essential minerals. Check out these recipes to cook at home for your family:
Start with sautéing ginger, garlic, and onions in coconut oil. Add a halved cinnamon stick, a sprig of thyme, chopped green chilies, and yellow curry paste. Add 1 tsp of 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. Stir in some fresh spinach leaves. Finish the curry by adding some chopped cilantro leaves and a splash of lemon juice. Add some steamed basmati rice in a bowl and ladle some hot curry. Choose the best quality brown rice to serve with this recipe. Garnish with fresh chopped cilantro and serve warm.
Asian Green Curry
Start with making the green curry paste. In a food processor, add lemongrass, kaffir lime, coriander, green chili, galangal, lime juice, olive oil, and blitz until smooth. Sauté some garlic paste in coconut oil and add the aromatic green curry paste. Add some chopped broccoli, snow peas, baby corn, bean, asparagus, and mushroom. Add coconut milk and coconut cream. Add salt, pepper and a pinch of coconut sugar. Simmer the curry in low heat for 20 minutes. Steam some jasmine rice or basmati rice. Add the rice into a bowl and top it with the fragrant curry. Garnish with fresh coriander, lime wedge and serve warm.
Potato Cauliflower Curry
Cut large cauliflower florets and roast on a baking tray with a drizzle of olive oil, chili flakes, sweet paprika, and pepper. In a large pot, sauté some ginger and garlic in coconut oil. Add cumin, coriander, cinnamon stick, cloves, ground nutmeg, turmeric, curry leaves, green chili and sauté until fragrant. Add coconut milk and allow it to simmer for 15 minutes. Add cubed sweet potatoes, and carrots. Next, add the roast cauliflower and a handful of peas. Simmer the curry for another 15 minutes and finish with a splash of lemon juice and coriander leaves. This curry tastes delicious with rice or cumin flatbread.
These one-pot curry meals are great to feed a crowd of people. Plus, these recipes are healthy and packed full of nutrients to boost your immunity levels.