Kristi Whitley

Healthy Living

Creamy Potato Curry

From Forks over Knives

by Katie Mae, of Plant-Based Katie 

The word curry refers to all types of Eastern spice mixes. If you tried one type and didn't like it that doesn't mean you won't like another one. They usually have an ingredient called turmeric. Turmeric contains the super anti-oxidant and ninja cancer-killer curcumin. Turmeric doesn't have a strong flavor but has an intense yellow color. I add a teaspoon to this recipe without changing the taste. Don't be afraid, it is your friend. ;-)

 ½ cup cashews, soaked in 1 cup of water at least 30 minutes
6 Yukon Gold Potatoes, chopped into 1 inch pieces
1 yellow onion, diced
3 carrots, peeled and diced
½ head cauliflower, chopped
1 tablespoon curry powder
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon ground coriander
1 bunch kale (about 10 leaves)
2 cups frozen green peas, thawed
1 (15-ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed


1. First, make sure your cashews are soaking in water. The longer they soak, the creamier the dish will be.

2. Place the potatoes and 2 cups of water in a large pot. Cover and bring to a boil, then add the onion and carrot. Reduce the heat to medium-low-medium and simmer, covered, for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

3. Add the cauliflower, curry powder, cumin, and coriander, and continue cooking, covered, for 15 minutes.

4. Meanwhile, transfer the cashews and their soaking water to a blender. Blend until smooth, then stir the cashew cream into the pot.

5. Add the kale, peas, and garbanzo beans, and simmer for 5 minutes more, or until the potatoes are completely cooked and the kale is tender.

If you want a more soupy consistency, then feel free to add extra water while cooking. If you want it creamier and richer, then you can double the amount of cashews.