With the cold weather approaching, I have the perfect dish for you! If you like curry or mushrooms you have to try this Mushroom Coconut Curry dish. It is a hearty, nutritious meal filled with plant-based proteins and perfect for a night in. This curry is nice served over some quinoa or rice. I would recommend garnishing it with cilantro and freshly squeezed lemon juice, along side some pita or naan bread.
Curry originated in the Indian subcontinent; it is a combination of spices or herbs, usually including ground turmeric, coriander, cumin, ginger, and fresh or dried chilies.
The spices in this recipe include rich anti-inflammatory compounds; consuming them may help reduce oxidative stress, boost heart health, and improve blood sugar levels.
It takes 15 minutes to make – seriously it’s so easy once you have all the ingredients together & so good. I make this at least once a week and am nowhere near sick of it!
The ingredients you will need:
2 tsp olive or coconut oil
1 red onion, finely chopped
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 thumb sized piece of ginger, peeled & minced
2 cans (15 oz) garbanzo beans
1.5 cups mushrooms, thinly sliced
1 tbsp curry powder
1/2 tsp paprika powder
1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp red pepper flakes
1 can (400 ml) coconut milk
1 red bell pepper, cut into thin slices
5 handfuls baby spinach
15-20 cherry tomatoes, sliced
salt & pepper to taste
1. Add the oil, onion, garlic & ginger to a large pot on high heat and sauté for 3 minutes.
2. Add the chickpeas and mushrooms to the pot and cook on medium-high heat for 5 minutes. Then add the spices: curry, paprika, turmeric & red pepper flakes and sauté for one minute longer.
3. Add the coconut milk, bell peppers, salt & pepper, and cook for another 5 minutes on medium-high heat.
4. Add spinach and tomatoes at the end, stir, and remove from heat.
Recipe inspired by Pick Up Limes
Are you fan of curry, if so, what is your favorite recipe?! Let me know in the comment box below.
Health Benefits from the ingredients in the curry:
Bell Pepper boosts immunity, reduces inflammation, supports skin & hair health, protects eye health
Chickpeas supports satiety, weight loss, & blood sugar regulation, aids digestion, lowers cholesterol
Cilantro promotes detoxification, helps reverse candida, boosts immunity, reduces inflammation, supports bone health
Garlic boosts immunity, reduces blood pressure, promotes detoxification & heart health
Ginger treats nausea & motion sickness, aids digestion, boosts immunity, promotes cell growth
Lemon 🍋Juice supports weight loss, promotes detoxification, boosts immunity, reduces inflammation
Mushrooms boosts immunity, helps reduce risk of stroke, regulates blood pressure, promotes heart health
Olive Oil lowers cholesterol, promotes heart health, reduces inflammation
Onion boosts immunity, promotes heart health, reduces risk of cancer
Spinach aids digestion, supports blood sugar regulation, reduces inflammation
Tomato reduces inflammation, promotes heart health, may help reduce risk of stroke
Turmeric reduces inflammation, alleviates symptoms of arthritis, boosts liver function, lowers cholesterol