Homemade curry doesn’t have to be intimidating. This simple chickpea Thai curry has minimal ingredients while still providing a punch of flavor. Cauliflower rice provides a hefty serving of vegetables while cutting back on excess carbohydrate.
I fully admit that the idea of curry anything used to intimidate me. The complex flavors you get at restaurants combined with the fact that many curries aren’t the healthiest always kept me at bay. However, I can proudly say that I made a curry dish and it far exceeded my expectations. Now, I can’t take too much credit as the curry paste does most of the job. Yup, no long list of spices. Instead, take a short-cut and buy a jar of green curry paste for a quick, flavorful homemade meal.
To make this chickpea curry a bit healthier than takeout, I used lite coconut milk instead of full fat. But don’t worry, this curry is still nice and thick thanks to the addition of corn starch. And while rice isn’t unhealthy, the portion of rice that is usually served with curry is excessive. So I had two options: cut down on the portion or find a way to keep the volume without the excess carbs and calories. Cauliflower rice is the perfect solution to this problem! Not only does cauliflower rice allow you a large portion with way less carbs and calories, but it also gives you a serving or two of veggies. Now that’s a win win! I make my cauliflower rice using a food processor, but to make this an even easier meal, feel free to buy pre-riced cauliflower (usually in the frozen section).
Making this recipe brought me back to living in Porter Square, where Bry and I would frequently get green and yellow Thai curries from a restaurant just down the street. The balance of sweet, spicy, and creamy was just so comforting after a long commute on the T after work. We’ve yet to find our go-to Thai curry place in Denver, but with colder weather hopefully on the horizon we’ll have to start taste-testing ;)!
So here’s a toast to not being intimidated by your favorite take-out meals!
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I have been craving curry all week!! Yum!
I think its the more fall-like weather that’s making curry sound so good right now! Hope you get some curry this weekend 😉