These Quick Curry Noodles are a great introduction to curry flavors for those that have never tried a curry before. If you already love curries, these noodles would be a perfect quick weeknight meal that will be on the table in about 15 minutes!
For the longest time I was scared of trying curries. It must have been because they seemed so different than other things I ate growing up. My apprehension of trying new foods started at a young age because my family was always fearful of anything but our “norm”. We ate the Standard American Diet – mostly pasta, a little chicken, lots of processed foods and no veggies because my mom
doesn’t didn’t like them (as you may have read previously). Take-out Chinese food was a stretch for them for a long time.
Luckily I’ve grown out of my fear of trying new foods (and so has most of my family – I’m proud of you mommy!). Since going vegan I have been experimenting with all sorts of ingredients and traveling around the world has opened my eyes to a wide variety of flavors from different cultures.
One of my new obsessions to come out of my vegan diet is curries. After giving one a try I couldn’t believe that I was hesitant to taste them!
I thought I’d do a “pre-curry” dish of quick curry noodles that have the basic flavors of a curry for anyone out there that might be hesitant to try a traditional curry.
The recipe only takes about 15 minutes to make so there’s not a whole lot of prep time and the only new ingredient that you will probably need is a jar of red curry.
This dish is gluten free if you use any gluten-free pasta. For my noodles, I used Explore Asian adzuki bean spaghetti for an extra punch of protein but feel free to use any noodles you like. Although I love Explore Asian noodles, the texture is not exactly like regular pasta so they do take some time to get used to.
I also added some steamed broccoli for some fiber and vitamin C. Cashews also add protein as well as healthy fat and magnesium.
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Quick Curry Noodles with Toasted Cashews
- 5 oz pasta (gluten-free or regular)
- 1.5 C chopped broccoli
- 1 C chopped cashews
- Cilantro , chopped
- Sauce Ingredients:
- 1/2 cup non-dairy milk
- 2 TB red curry paste
- 4 TB tamari or soy sauce
- 1 Tsp garlic powder
- 1 Tsp onion powder
- 1/2 Tsp ginger powder
- 1/4-1/2 Tsp of Sriracha , Sambal Oelek, or other hot sauce
Cook pasta to package directions.
Steam broccoli for 3-5 minutes.
Add all sauce ingredients to saucepan. Bring to a boil then let simmer until pasta is done.
While pasta and sauce are cooking, heat a pan and toast cashews until toasted 1-2 mins.
Keep stirring the cashews so they do not burn.
Add cooked pasta and broccoli to bowls. Top with curry sauce, toasted cashews, and scallions.
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