1/2 cup cashews soaked in 1 cup of boiling water (20 minutes)
1 tbs olive oil
1 large brown onion finely chopped
1 tbs garlic paste
1/2 tbs ginger paste
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp coriander
1 tsp kashmiri chilli powder
1 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
2 cups broccoli florets
2 cups cauliflower florets
2 large carrots sliced 1 inch thick
1 cup asparagus chopped
( If paste is to thick, thin out with 1/2 cup water)
1. In a large pan on medium heat, add oil and onions and cook for 6-8 minutes. Add garlic and ginger paste, cook for 1 minute.
2. Add all the spices and cook for 1-2 minutes. Add soaked cashews and the water they have been soaking in. Mix well, cook for 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat and place in the blender. Blend until a smooth paste.
3. Return curry paste back to the same pan, on medium low heat, using a small amount of water rinse out any remaining paste from the blender. Cook for 1 minute. Add all the vegetables mix well. Add 1/2 cup water. Place lid on pan, turn heat down to a simmer. Simmer for 10 minutes or until the vegetable are fork tender.
I live in Adelaide (Australia) with my husband, my two adorable Norwegian cats ( Zeus and Zena ), a chicken, and a pigeon who now also thinks that he is a chicken! My ancestry is French so it goes without saying that my favourite place is Paris. The food, culture and atmosphere of Paris is nothing short of amazing.
I am a self taught home cook who loves big flavours in food. My passion for food surfaced when I was 10 years old, watching TV chef Ian Hewitson and learning different techniques. Since then, the food of Adrian Richardson and Jamie Oliver has been my inspiration. I love how one can create a healthy full flavoured meal from just the simplest of ingredients. I especially love chilli and garlic and use them in most of my food.
I enjoy hosting dinner parties for friends and family. Curries and rustic style dishes are my firm favorites and I know that my family and friends all agree! Just place it all in the middle of the table and let everyone help themselves enjoying great food with good company.
I create flavoursome low calorie recipes which are featured on the internationally known website Weigh Yourself Slim.
Whilst I enjoy cooking I still love to go out to restaurants, especially when you discover ones with amazing food and that you must try and replicate at home!
So welcome to CCKFOOD. It is my creative playground where I am able to share my love of good food with you all. Enjoy.