Tofu and Chickpea Curry

Tofu and Chickpea Curry Recipe
Oxmoor House
Experiment with a variety of fresh vegetables in this vegetarian Madras curry. You can stir in spinach or Swiss chard during the last 30 minutes of cooking, if you like.

Yield:

6 servings (serving size: 1 1/2 cups curry, 1/2 cup rice, and 1 1/2 teaspoons cilantro)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 328
Caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
Fat 7 g
Satfat 1.4 g
Monofat 2.5 g
Polyfat 2.8 g
Protein 12.8 g
Carbohydrate 53.8 g
Fiber 6.7 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 3.7 mg
Sodium 627 mg
Calcium 112 mg

Ingredients

2 cups (3/4-inch) cubed peeled sweet potato
2 cups small cauliflower florets
1 cup chopped onion
1 tablespoon Madras curry powder
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon grated peeled fresh ginger
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 (16-ounce) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed and drained
1 (14.5-ounce) can no-salt-added diced tomatoes, undrained
1 (13.5-ounce) can light coconut milk
1 (14-ounce) package extra-firm tofu, drained
1 tablespoon canola oil
3 cups hot cooked rice
3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
Freshly ground black pepper (optional)

Preparation

1. Place first 11 ingredients in a 4-quart electric slow cooker; stir well. Cover and cook on LOW for 5 1/2 hours or until vegetables are tender.

2. Place tofu on several layers of paper towels; cover with additional paper towels. Press to absorb excess moisture; cut into 1/2-inch cubes.

3. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add tofu; cook 8 to 10 minutes or until browned, turning with a spatula. Stir into vegetable mixture in slow cooker. Cover and cook on LOW for 30 minutes.

4. Spoon rice into bowls. Ladle curry evenly over rice. Sprinkle with cilantro and, if desired, black pepper.

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September 2012
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