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What's Cookin' Good Lookin' Round 9

Sunday, May 19, 2013

I'm having SO much fun with this challenge! This time I picked vegetarian vindaloo, a Chef Meg recipe:

Great success all around. I made this in a slow cooker, which simplified things--while the shallots & spices were sauteeing I dumped everything else into the crockpot & then just added the sauteed items & turned it on. It cooked on high for about 3 hours & then on low one more hour, which left everything properly cooked (some commenters complained of hard/chewy lentils, but mine got thoroughly done). I doubled the spices (many commenters had suggested upping them) & included most of the seeds of the serrano pepper, as I like heat. Actually at the table I added some crushed red pepper to my bowl to make it a tad hotter! I served it over brown rice--just about 1/3 cup for myself.

Something fun about this recipe is that Chef Meg's servings seem to be HUGE. She says this makes only 4 servings, but mine comes to at least 8. Maybe it's because my sweet peppers & sweet potatoes were bigger than hers--? Anyway, no complaints here about a truly delicious, mouth-satisfying vegetarian main dish that comes to about 160 calories per serving! Of course the rice cals must be counted in too.

I have my camera out, so here's a photo--from the crockpot, NOT an individual serving. Before cooking & removing tonight's servings, this filled the 4-qt crock completely, as evidenced by the messy rim. emoticon

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    1859 days ago
  • KANOE10
    Looks like a great recipe. I love indian food. Thanks for sharing.
    1860 days ago
    Looks fantastic! I love vindaloos and their heat and have been trying to work more vegetarian meals into my plan. This one looks tasty and very satisfying. Thanks for sharing!
    1860 days ago
    looks yummy
    1860 days ago
    Wow! Sounds and LOOKS great! Love trying new recipes! I've been cooking a lot this week and plan to continue! Love it when it is satisfying, nutritious, and not high in calories. Great that you took the advice of other reviewers to add more spices, cook longer, etc.

    Yay for healthy recipes! emoticon
    1860 days ago
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