Wednesday, June 23, 2021

oxymoron's caponata style curry

Tried a new (to me) recipe from the Oxymoron's curry book...Caponata style curry

For some reason I couldn't get any zucchini at the two markets I went to, so I just used eggplant, okra, onions and canned tomatoes.

I also had frozen part of a large red bell pepper, so I added it in.

This recipe uses quite a large amount of spices and oil, but I think it is because I didn't use the amount of veggies that the original recipe called for.

Adapted from Oxymoron Curry Book : serves about 2 or 3 

3 tablespoons olive oil

1 teaspoon cumin seed

1 clove garlic, slice thin

1/2 onion, sliced

2 small eggplants, rinsed cut into rough large bite sized pieces

1/2 red bell pepper, cut roughly into large bite sized pieces

4 okra, cut into half

1 tablespoon coriander powder

1 tablespoon curry powder

1/2 tablespoon cumin powder

1 teaspoon turmeric powder

1 can of diced tomatoes (about 400 grams)

1 teaspoon shoyu

salt, pepper to taste

garam masala to taste

Heat the oil in a pan and add the cumin seeds

When you hear the seeds start to sizzle, add the garlic

When the garlic starts to get fragrant add the onions, eggplant, okra, red bell pepper

Coat everything well with the spices and oil

Add the canned tomatoes and dry spices

Bring everything to a boil then turn the heat down to simmer

Cover and cook for about 10 minutes

After the 10 minutes, remove the cover and let some of the liquid evaporate

Add the garam masala, salt and pepper to taste

Serve with rice or baguette

NOTES: caponata which is similar to ratatouille (I think) meets curry…

this was pretty easy to put together, very tasty and meatless.

We had this with rice and another time with baguette and both ways were delicious.

It was also good served warm & served cold.

The original recipe calls for whole cayenne peppers but I didn’t have any on hand, so I left it out. I guess I could have added powdered cayenne pepper, but didn't.

This was delicious and if I find zucchini, I'll try this again.


Rowena said...

wow great idea! I usually have leftover caponata in the fridge so I'll 'cheat' the next time I make regulary curry. p.s., the nori idea in the curry was good!

KirkK said...

I still think that the name of this place is rather strange Kat.

K and S said...

Rowena, hope you like this. Glad the nori addition was ono too:)

Take care!

K and S said...

Kirk, lots of places with interesting names:)

Take care.

jalna said...

Whoa, that looks good!

K and S said...

Thanks Jalna:)

Take care.