I seem to have a habit of not going to the grocery store, and thus, not having any food in my house. Then, I get home from work and am starving, but have nothing to make. I scour my sparsely stocked fridge, freezer, and cupboards for some semblance of ingredients.
This dish came about because I had some apples in the fridge that were going to go bad if I didn’t eat them. I didn’t have any flour, so I couldn’t make apple muffins or cookies. I also didn’t have any oats, so I couldn’t make an apple crisp. And, I really needed something for dinner, not dessert! So…Apple Curry was born.
This is a pretty simple recipe, with limited ingredients. It was easy to prepare and didn’t need that much attention while cooking. I paired it up with Minute Multi-Grain Rice & Quinoa Medley that Nathan had won at the Disneyland Half Expo! Minute Rice was a vendor! I like this blend because it has no added ingredients, and comes in portioned bags. I would certainly buy it, if I ever make it to a grocery store…
3-4 green apples, diced
1 1/2 cups water
1/2 onion, finely chopped
1 teaspoon minced garlic (2 cloves)
2 Tablespoons yellow curry powder + 3 Tablespoons water
1 teaspoon honey or agave
1 Tablespoon vegan butter or oil
Chili powder, to taste
1. Fry onion and garlic in a large saute pan until browned.
2. Mix curry powder plus water, honey, oil, and chili powder in a small bowl and then add to the saute pan.
3. Add apples and 1 1/2 cup water (or enough water to almost cover the apples) and bring to a boil.
4. Let the apple curry simmer for about 30 minutes until the water is mostly evaporated and the apples are cooked through.
5. Serve with rice or quinoa
This curry was a good change from my normal vegetable curries. I really enjoyed the sweetness of the apples, but they little kick from the chili powder! Now, time to go grocery shopping!