My Favorite Vegetable Curry Recipe

My Favorite Vegetable Curry Recipe

This vegetable curry is one of my favorite dishes. It’s healthy, anti-inflammatory and delicious. I make a large batch of it every week.

Have it as a side with some protein. Spread it over a bed of brown rice or eat it cold as a snack. Bring it to work for lunch and I bet you’ll skip the 3pm slump.

Vegetable Curry


  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp minced fresh ginger
  • 2 cans coconut milk
  • 4 tbsp curry powder (choose any curry powder combination that contains turmeric)
  • 2 tbsp ground fresh turmeric or 1 tbsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp cardamom
  • 1 tbsp ground coriander
  • ½ tsp mustard powder
  • 1-2 tablespoons fenugreek
  • ground pepper and salt to taste
  • 6 cups of vegetable stock
  • 1 can of stewed tomatoes or chopped fresh tomatoes (use 3 large tomoatos or several small ones)
  • juice of 1/2 – 1 lemon to taste
    Add any or all of the following vegetables:
  • 4 garnet yams cut into 1” chunks or larger
  • 1 cauliflower, cut up
  • 1 cup of sweet peas, fresh or frozen
  • several handfuls of chopped greens like spinach, kale , collards
  • bell peppers, cut into 1” squares


  1. Saute the onion, garlic and salt in oil until soft.
  2. Add the ginger and turmeric.
  3. Add the coconut milk and spices.
  4. Adjust the seasoning to your liking. Add hot pepper if you like some heat.
  5. Add the stock.
  6. Add vegetables, tomatoes, and lemon juice, and cook until vegetables are done.


You may need to add more stock or water if the sauce is too thick.

A little sweetener such as maple syrup, honey, or brown sugar may be needed (around 1-2 tbsp) to balance out the natural bitterness of turmeric.

Add lemon juice, which brings out the curry flavor nicely, to taste.

Serve and enjoy!

2017-06-20T15:29:41+00:00 March 24th, 2015|Recipes|

About the Author:

For over 20 years Dr. Tick has dedicated herself to researching evidence-based holistic treatments for pain and inflammation. A multiple-book author, including the highly acclaimed Holistic Pain Relief - An In-Depth Guide to Managing Chronic Pain, Dr. Tick empowers her patients to live free of pain and full of life. She is the first holder of the prestigious Gunn-Loke Endowed Professorship of Integrative Pain Medicine at the University of Washington and a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Washington in the departments of Family Medicine and Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine.

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