Mediterranean cuisine for every day

Indian Curry with roots and tubers

2 comments Jan 19th, 2011 | By | Category: Recipes, Stew

I was on a quest to find a suiting recipe for the World Yoga Day and certainly it should not be anything Mediterranean. Something Indian would fit though. I twittered a bit and got some help from Tina Foodina on the topic.

A good source of inspiration is Jisha, One page cook book and Mestolo.

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 25 minutes

difficulty: easy


  • 1 white onion
  • 2 potatoes
  • 3 carrots
  • 1/2 celery bulb
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1 can of tomatoes (use fresh ones if you can find a nice quality)
  • 1 Tbsp Ghee
  • 1 clove
  • 1 pinch of cinnamon
  • 1/3 inch of fresh ginger
  • 1 tbsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tbsp mustard seeds
  • 1 pinch of Chili
  • 1/2 tbsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp Madras Curry
  • some salt
  • juice of half a lemon
  • fresh coriander


Peel and dice the onions. Heat the Ghee in a pot and fry the onions in it on medium heat. After about 5 minutes add the chopped garlic and fry it shortly.

Heat the coriander seeds and the mustard seeds in a pan until they pop. Put them into a mortar adding the clove, the cinnamon, the chili the cumin the madras Curry and the Turmeric powder. Crush all well then add the peeled and diced ginger. Grind in the mortar until you have a paste like substance.

Peel and dice the potatoes. Cut the carrots into rings and add to the onion. Peel and cube the celery and add to pot.

Now add the paste to the vegetables and fry while stirring for a few minutes.

Cube the tomatoes and add them to the pot. Add the curry leafs. Put a lid on top and let it cook for 20 minutes. Season with salt and lemon juice. Serve with fresh coriander.

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  1. Few foods taste as good as a curry on a cold winter night. This one looks colorful and full of flavor.


  2. Curries are such wonderful meals for gray and cold winter days. The color of yours puts sunshine on the table and it really sounds delicious. Have a great day. Blessings…Mary

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