Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Brussel Sprouts Curry

Hot brussel sprouts curry with Azuki Beans
© All rights reserved, Thorsten Kraska, 2010

This is a more unusual combination in a vegetable curry: brussel sprouts in a combination with small red beans (Azuki Beans). The sharpness of the curry is complemented by the sweetness of dried apricots. Mango Chutney adds another certain sweet sharpness. Use your favorite curry as mild or as hot as you like it. You could also increase the amount of curry to your liking.

Brussel Sprouts Curry
(serves 4)

900g brussel sprouts
80g Adzuki Beans (Azuki Beans, small red beans)
50g dried apricots (quartered)
1 onion (cut into small pieces)
2 tablespoons Ghee
2 tablepoons curry powder
400mL vegetable broth
1 cinnamon stick (5cm long)
2 tablespoons mango chutney
100g yogurt
salt and pepper to taste

Let soak Azuki Beans in water overnight. Next day: pour into a sieve. Set aside.

Clean brussel sprouts (remove outer leaves, cut the stems crosswise). Cook brussel sprouts for about 5 minutes in boiling salt water. Pour into a sieve and rinse brussels sprouts with cold water. Set aside.

Heat Ghee in a suited pot and add onions and coook until translucent. Add curry powder and cook for about one minute. Add broth and Azuki Beans and cook for 45 minutes. Add brussel sprouts and cinnamon and let cook for another 15 minutes or until brussel sprouts are soft. Add apricots, mango chutney and yogurt and let cook on low heat. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve with rice or bread.

Brussel Sprouts Curry
© All rights reserved, Thorsten Kraska, 2010


Peter G | Souvlaki For The Soul said...

Wow Thorsten....this is very different. I'm not familiar with azuki beans but I love vegetable curries. I have bookmarked this to make in the cooler months.

Andrea said...

Hi, I' m first time visiting your blog I like it very much. :)
This recipe is such a wonderful idea. I love Brussels sprouts and I love Indian so I'm definitely going to try this.

Thorsten said...

Thank you both, Andrea and Peter. Yes, brussel sprouts in a curry is not that common. The addition of Azuki beans was my idea. More often lentils are used, but I like the additional texture the beans are adding.

La Cuisine d'Helene said...

New dish to me Thorsten with the azuki beans. I don't know if I can find them around here. I love curries and should try this new recipe. Love the pictures.

Cuocopersonale said...

per le ricette e per le fotografie...

Thorsten said...

Mille grazie Matteo (unfortunately not more Italian)

Sneige said...

I was looking recently for recipes with azuki beans and Brussels sprouts (not in one recipe), but this looks intriguing!
Gonna try it definitely!

Thorsten said...

Hi Alita. Hope you will enjoy it.