This wonderful made-from-scratch Vegetarian Indian Curry recipe floods our house with its exotic aromas for hours before it’s ready. And it always brings back fondest memories of New Jawad Longchamp and Joyti, our two favorite Indian restaurants in Paris. Part of the experience always was savoring the delicious teasing for blocks and blocks as we walked down the streets before dinner.
Of course, we know Indian food is not French. But we also know how much the French love Indian food — as evidenced by the plethora of Indian restaurants in Paris and all across France.
It is part of the French way of life no matter what the origins of a dish. And no one is more experimental with flavors than the French.
You can spice this curry up more if you wish by using Hot Curry powder in place of regular Curry powder or by adding a bit of your favorite Red Pepper flakes or Cayenne. Or both. You can eat it as is or serve it over rice (it’s not Keto if you eat it over grain rice, of course) or over riced cauliflower (the Keto-friendly way).
If you want to keep it Keto, be sure to omit the potatoes. And to keep the carbs down we often do half-peas/half-green beans or substitute green beans for the peas altogether. That’s your call and it often depends on how fat-adapted you are.
We hope you enjoy this dish as much as we do.
Indulge your nose all afternoon. This is one of those dishes that cooks low and slow most of the day. And so you get to enjoy it hours before the meal.
The problem is waiting long enough for it to be fully cooked.
- good kitchen knife
- slow cooker / crock pot
- Place all ingredients in a crock pot or slow cooker. Cook on low for 5 to 6 hours.
- Makes 6 fat-free servings.
Calories: 125, Calories from Fat: 6
Total Fat: 0.6g, 1% RDA
Cholesterol: 0mg, 0%
Sodium: 23mg, 1%
Total Carbohydrates: 26.4g, 9%
Dietary Fiber: 6.1g, 24%
Vitamin A 18%, Vitamin C 92%, Calcium 4%, Iron 11%
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Our Indian Curry recipe pairs great with a refreshing White Vinho Verde, a crisp Italian Rosé, or even an Australian Shiraz if you prefer red wines.
If you spice this curry up and choose an Australian Shiraz, be sure to serve it well chilled to counter-balance the heat in the dish.
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New Jawad Longchamp is a a restaurant specializing in Indian cuisine located at 30 ru de Longchamp in the 16eme of Paris, in the area known as Passy. It has a reputation of being one of the finest Indian restaurants in the world. If you are lucky enough to be in Paris again anytime this century, for dinner reservations, you can click on the link here.
Joyti is a slightly lesser known but wonderful restaurant that serves Indian and Pakistani cuisine located at 148 rue de Vaugirard in the 13eme of Paris, in the neighborhood of Montparnasse. For dinner reservations, you can click on the link here.
Let’s just hope travel to Paris is available again in our lifetimes.