Kannon’s Potato-lentil-chipotle-ginger Thousand Hand Curry

(note: This is a gabage-can curry which means that you throw whatever you got in it. Mushrooms, meat, whatever…the following is just what worked for me.)

6 small potatoes

1 cup of cooked lentils

1 can of chickpeas

1 cup of chopped onions

7 tbsof vegetable oil

2 tbs finely diced ginger (or grated)

2 tsp of cumin

4 tsp of coriander

1 tsp of tumeric

2 tsp of chipotle-red pepper

1 tsp chipotle (or diced chipotle pepers if you can get them)

1 tsp of Garam Masala

1 cup crushed tomato

2/3 cup plain yogurt

2/3 cup heavy cream

  1. Peel and dice potatoes.
  2. Heat 5 tbs of oil in a pan, fry potatoes until brown, take them out and set aside.
  3. Add rest of the oil to the pan, fry onions until brown, then add ginger and fry for one minute, add all the spices stir.
  4. Add tomatoes, yogurt, (salt if needed) and potatoes to the mix, add lentils and chickpeas (or whatever you got) in now.
  5. Bring to a boil.
  6. Pray to Jizo.
  7. Reduce heat and simmer for 30-35 minutes, covered. Stir ocassionally.
  8. Add cream, heat evenly and remove from heat.

(This rocks over rice or with eggs in the morning.)