Vegetarian Peanut Curry (African Inspired)

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Recipe: #1476

October 27, 2011

"At first this was inspired by Senegalese peanut soup which has Asian influences but it evolved more into a South African curry with the addition of dried fruit which is optional if you don't like fruit in your curry. This turned out very flavorful and filling. The peanut butter is an undertone and not overpowering. It's packed full of good fats, fiber and protein. I made this Vegetarian but you could easily add chicken broth and chicken. I made this mild but you could increase the chilies to spice it up. Next time I may try chopped fresh tomatoes and green onions on top, or a fresh cucumber and tomato salad alongside. Enjoy!"

Original recipe yields 9 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (388.5 g)
  • Calories 547.3
  • Total Fat - 14.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 7.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 47.1 mg
  • Sodium - 648.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 83.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 7.3 g
  • Sugars - 19.3 g
  • Protein - 22.1 g
  • Calcium - 138.3 mg
  • Iron - 5.7 mg
  • Vitamin C - 9 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.6 mg

Step 1

Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add onion, carrots and jalapeno and sauté until almost soft about 8 minutes.

Step 2

Add garlic, ginger and lime zest and sauté another 3 minutes. Add spices and sauté until fragrant.

Step 3

Stir in broth, tomato sauce and diced tomatoes and bring to a boil. Stir in peanut butter, reduce heat and simmer until it melts.

Step 4

Stir in coconut milk, garbanzo beans and dried fruit and simmer for another 10 minutes. Salt to taste.

Step 5

Put cooked brown rice in bowls and ladle curry over rice. Top with a dollop of yogurt, cilantro, and a squeeze of lime juice.

Tips & Variations

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This is such a fantastic curry, the peanut butter isn't overwhelming and it all goes together so well. Served with cilantro, lime juice and plain yogurt on top. It makes a lot which is great as we had plenty for leftovers and even put some in the freezer for another time. It takes me awhile to put it together, maybe 45 minutes or so. I need to make this more often!

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(27 Jan 2012)