Quick Indian Curry With Coconut Quinoa (Pressure Cooker)

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Total Time
35mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins

I love Indian flavors, but all the cream based sauces make it tough for me to eat it as often as I would like! I had a craving for some Indian curry, a fridge full of good vegetables to use and some ideas to cut a lot of the fat. It came out pretty well, though I think I will increase a sharp spice next time, I think ginger would be a good call. I did the sauce at the same time as the vegetables which lessened the total time.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Measure 2 cups warm water and add saffron threads. Let soak for now.
  2. Meanwhile, cut up all the vegetables.
  3. Put the quinoa, garbanzo beans, raisins, coconut extract, and saffron water into the bottom of your pressure cooker and then place a vegetable steaming rack above this (the kind that open up like a flower).
  4. Put the vegetables in the steaming rack, starting with the squash and sweet potato, then the pepper, eggplant and beans.
  5. Oil the gasket, close and lock the pressure cooker, and set heat to medium-high. When high pressure has been reached, cook for 5 to 6 minutes. Depressurize with a quick-release method.
  6. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, melt your buttery substance, and saute cumin seeds until fragrant, 2 or 3 minutes.
  7. Add onions and saute until soft but not browned.
  8. Add evaporated milk and remaining spices and simmer until slightly thickened, ten minutes or so.
  9. Move the vegetables from the rack to a large serving bowl and pour the curry sauce over them, tossing to coat.
  10. Remove the rack from the pressure cooker and fluff quinoa. If it is too watery, resume heating until desired consistency.
  11. Serve curry spooned over quinoa in bowls and enjoy with naan or pitas.