Sautéed Brussels Sprouts, Paneer + Chickpea Curry

Hello all! After an prolonged break from the weblog (I actually haven’t had the time – and have missed it terribly), I’m compelled to share simply a number of the vibe I’m feeling after simply wrapping up one of many (palms down) most helpful books I’ve come throughout in a really very long time. In the event you haven’t heard of it but, I extremely counsel selecting up a duplicate of Dan Harris’s 10% Happier. Helpful. Compelling. Satisfying. A tremendous case for the advantages we will all achieve from practising mindfulness every day, and a lot beneficial goodness on taming our internal voices (which as he says, can typically be assholes).

I’m all too conscious that my running a blog has taken a significant again seat recently, and after many months of cramming an excessive amount of into this little mind, I’ve made some main adjustments once more that already have me feeling just a bit extra human. There’s a lot for me to ruminate on right here, however the entire gist is actually this: I’m so grateful for studying alternatives, and the gold nuggets one can collect from a bucketful of muddy rocks. I really feel extra validated than ever within the age-old observe of following my coronary heart (and never in any type of corny, mushy, new age manner). I’m additionally hella grateful for the great folks in my life.

Sautéed Brussels Sprouts, Paneer + Chickpea Curry

We’ve been busy right here (duh). The older child is graduating from highschool. My youngest walks to and from college on her personal. We bought a cat. I’ve scaled again from engaged on 5 companies to three superb ones. Because the yr squeaks in direction of the mid-point, I’m taking inventory and excited for what’s to return. Plus, we’re headed again to New York! Me and the husband go typically, however this time we’re off as a clan for 9 days. We’re within the planning phases proper now, however come finish of June, that’s the place we’ll be.

Right here’s a favourite recipe I’ve tailored from certainly one of my faves: Vikram Vij. This scrumptious combination is all concerning the spices. So unexpectedly contemporary, this meal in a single (and it’s fairly filling) will shortly earn its manner into your rotation. Serve with naan bread or rice, maybe some raita. It’s not spicy within the least and can seemingly convert the final of your mates nonetheless left to embrace brussels sprout (are they nonetheless on the market?) 😉

Love and lightweight to all of you lovely folks, for realz. 

Sautéed Brussels Sprouts, Paneer + Chickpea Curry
Sautéed Brussels Sprouts, Paneer + Chickpea Curry
Sautéed Brussels Sprouts, Paneer + Chickpea Curry:

  • 30 brussels sprouts, halved
  • 1 cup uncooked unsalted cashews
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 tsp black mustard seeds
  • 3/4 tsp asafoetida
  • 2 tbsp cumin seeds
  • 2 tsp turmeric
  • 3 tsp good sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp floor cayenne
  • 2 cups chopped contemporary tomatoes (3-4 romas)
  • 1 lb. paneer, reduce into one inch cubes
  • 1 giant pink bell pepper, chopped into 1/2 inch items
  • 1/2 cup chopped contemporary cilantro
  • 2 cups cooked Kabuli Chickpeas

Wash, trim, and halve the brussels sprouts and put aside a big bowl. Warmth the oven to 350 levels and place the cashews on a flat baking tray. When the oven is heated, pop them in and toast till aromatic however not stop brown, about 10 minutes. As soon as toasted, take away and permit to chill for 20-Half-hour or so.

Collect the remaining components as follows. In separate bowls: mustard seeds, then asoefatida and cumin seeds, then turmeric salt and cayenne. These can be added shortly and individually on the time of cooking so it’s handiest to have them prepared (except you want spazzing with spice jars as those within the pot burn – oy vey). Put together the paneer, pepper, cilantro, and tomato in separate bowls and put aside.

In a big wok, warmth the oil on medium excessive. Add the mustard seeds and cook dinner till they pop, about one minute. Subsequent, add the asoefatida and cumin and cook dinner for 30 seconds (they need to sizzle). Add turmeric, salt and cayenne and cook dinner for an extra 1 minute, lowering warmth to medium.

Subsequent, add the brussels sprouts and tomatoes. Stir effectively, cowl, and cook dinner for 8 minutes on medium. Add the paneer, and cook dinner uncovered for 2-3 minutes. Add the pepper and chickpeas, stir and cook dinner for two minutes. The dish is finished when the greens are cooked however not mushy. The spices ought to scent insanely good.

Simply earlier than serving, break up the cashew items together with your palms, and stir within the cashews and cilantro, reserving some for garnish. Serve sizzling with rice, or naan.

Sautéed Brussels Sprouts, Paneer + Chickpea Curry
Sautéed Brussels Sprouts, Paneer + Chickpea Curry