Yay! Curry is Whole30 friendly! I just got some coconut milk and we always have curry powder in the house so it was time. I love curry, but haven’t been great at making it, so I found a recipe that was very procedural and did something I don’t usually do – follow the directions.
Turns out that’s the secret. First the onions, then the boatload of curry powder, then the coconut milk, BEFORE any of the other stuff. Or, I guess, make the curry part first.
It turned out to be one of my most favorite curry/Whole30 dishes so far:
And it actually didn’t cost too much. I think based on what I made, it could technically serve 8, but I totally went back for seconds, so if you can restrain yourself, it’s actually under $2/serving. Cost breakdown is here:
Between me and my boyfriend, it lasted two hearty days.
What to buy:
- red potatoes
- baby bella mushrooms
- red onions
- chicken breast
- coconut milk
- coconut oil
- curry powder if you don’t already own pounds of it
What to cut:
- potatoes – dice them
- broccoli – cut into whatever bite size pieces means to you
- mushrooms – quarter
- carrots – dice them
- chicken breast – cut into bite size pieces
- Curry powder – like A LOT. I think I did 4 tablespoons
- Paprika – a healthy few shakes
- Cumin – shake it out until it smells awesome
- Coriander – a few more healthy shakes
- garlic powder – depends on how much you love garlic
- Cayenne – light touch, but give it a few passes
What to cook with:
- a big pot!
How to make it:
- Cut all the veggies and chicken and put aside.
- Make the curry sauce! Everything on low heat! First melt the coconut oil. A healthy amount. Then sauté the onions. Then put in the curry powder and don’t freak out that you’re mixing dry powder into the bottom of the pot. Just make sure it doesn’t burn. Pour in the coconut milk and watch as the curry dry pasty thing looks and smells like curry sauce!
- Add the other spices as you like.
- Add in the potatoes and carrots and let them cook a little first. Maybe 1/2 an episode of Parks & Rec.
- Then add in the chicken and let that cook for a little bit. Finish the Parks & Rec episode.
- Finally, add the broccoli and mushrooms, mix it up, and let it cook up for a while. Like maybe another episode and a half’s worth.
- Make sure to mix it up periodically so the curry doesn’t burn the bottom of the pot.
- And you’re done!
I of course made cauliflower rice to go with it. Doesn’t it look like actual rice if you look at it really fast or squint??