Indian Peanut Curry

    45 mins

    This is an easy, authentic dish that appeals to a wide range of tastes. The combination of ingredients may appear unusual, but even those shy to experiment with new flavours love this one. Vegan friendly!

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    Serves: 6 

    • 450g (2,1/4 cups) medium grain brown rice
    • 1.5L (6 cups) water
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1 large onion, chopped
    • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
    • 2 tablespoons grated ginger
    • 2,400g cans chopped tomatoes
    • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    • 315g (1,1/4 cups) crunchy peanut butter

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Place rice and water in a large saucepan and bring to the boil. Cover, and reduce heat to low. Simmer until rice is tender and water has absorbed, about 30 minutes.
    2. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium low heat. Add onion and fry until soft and golden, stirring frequently. Add garlic and ginger, and cook until fragrant, about 5 minutes. Stir in tomatoes and season with cayenne pepper. Increase heat to medium and bring to a gentle simmer. Stir in peanut butter until mixture thickens and is heated through. Serve over rice.

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    Really yummy! I skipped the cayenne since I have 2 smally kids but it was still so good. I also added a splash of soy sauce once I turned off the heat. I served over rice with FRESH basil on top. Its a keeper. Thanks!!!  -  02 Feb 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I thought this was really good, and surprisingly, my husband did too. Easy to make, and I had everything in my kitchen/pantry. I gave it a 4 because I reserve 5's for the very, very, very best. I will make this again. I LOVE this website!! Thanks! I'm editing my previous post and making this a 5 star rating. I really like grainy things. In particular, sometimes beans and rice is really great and very satisfying. This is very satisfying in the same way.  -  18 Nov 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I just ate this with my family and everyone thought it was great! The only comment my mom had was that she would've added a little salt, but she could just sprinkle some on at the table. I added chickpeas, but think it would've been just fine by itself as well. Easy to make, and I would reccomend it!  -  30 Oct 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)