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Lately, my dinners are all about convenience without sacrificing on flavor. That’s no problem with my Simple Chickpea Cashew Curry, which is made extra nutty and delicious with the addition of JOI, a one-ingredient base that’s available in cashew or almond.
Add JOI to water and make nut milk in an instant, or use the shelf-stable base to bring a layer of nuttiness to dressings, sauces and dips. I can’t wait to try it in my Roasted Carrot Dip recipe!
This curry is great for any meal, not only because it comes together in a snap, but you can add in whatever vegetables you like. If you want something that’s a bit more hearty and filling, add some shrimp or the protein of your choice. That’s the beauty of curry; once you have the base, you can play around with the other elements as much or little as you’d like. No two curries ever have to be the same … and they’re definitely not at my house.
- ¼ cup JOI cashew base
- 1½ cups water
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- ½ large yellow onion, thinly sliced
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 15.5-ounce can chickpeas
- 3 cups broccoli florets, chopped
- 3 tablespoons curry powder
- ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
- ½ teaspoon ground ginger
- ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- ½ teaspoon cracked black pepper
- 1 lime, juiced (about 2 tablespoons)
- Cilantro and toasted cashews for serving (optional)
Add JOI cashew base and water to a jar and blend with an immersion blender or whisk, until combined. Set aside until ready for use.
In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add sliced onion and cook until translucent, about 5 to 7 minutes.
Add minced garlic, curry powder, ground turmeric, ground ginger, cayenne pepper, kosher salt and cracked black pepper. Cook, stirring continuously for about 2 minutes.
Stir in JOI cashew milk and bring curry to a simmer.
Drain off liquid from chickpeas and add to the pan. Return to a simmer and cook for about 10 to 12 minutes, until sauce is thickened.
Add broccoli and cover pan. Continue to simmer until broccoli is steamed and cooked through, about 8 minutes.
Taste, adjust seasoning and garnish with cilantro and toasted cashews (optional). Serve with sweet potato noodles or rice.
You can substitute the water for canned coconut milk to make a richer curry sauce. If your curry gets too thick, add water 2 tablespoons at a time, until desired consistency is reached.