*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                         Capetown Fruit & Veg Curry
 
 Recipe By     : Stephanie Hawkins hawkins@jessica.stanford.edu
 Serving Size  : 0    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Vegetables
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    4      cups          onions -- coarsely chopped
   30      ml            peanut or vegetable oil
    2      cloves        garlic -- minced
    1      tsp           ginger root -- grated peeled
    2      med           zucchinis -- quartered lengthwise
      1/3  l             water
    1      cup           cut green beans
    2                    firm tart green pears or apples -- cored and cubed
      1/2                red bell pepper -- coarsely chopped
    1      cup           chopped dried apricots (unsulfered)
   75      g             currants or raisins
  110      ml            apricot conserve
                         fresh lemon juice (optional)
    6      cups          cooked brown rice
    1      cup           raw or roasted peanuts
    2                    bananas
    1 1/2  Tbls          ground cumin
    1 1/2  Tbls          ground coriander seeds
    1 1/2  tsp           cinnamon
    1      tsp           turmeric
      1/2  tsp           cayenne or other ground dried red chilies
      1/2  tsp           ground fennel seeds
      1/4  tsp           ground cardamom
      1/4  tsp           ground cloves
 
 1.  Saute the onions in the oil for 10 min. Stir in the garlic, ginger root,
  & curry spices, and continue to saute, stirring patiently for about 3 min.
 
 2.  Add the zucchini & water, & stir conscientiously to keep the spices from
  sticking to the pan. Cover the pan & simmer for about 10 min.
 
 3.  Mix in the beans, pears, bell peppers & apricots. Simmer gently,
  covered, for around 30 min. Stir periodically and add a little more water
  if necessary to prevent sticking.
 
 4.  When everything is quite tender, stir in the currants and the conserve.
  Taste the curry (yum) and adjust the flavor as you please. Add cayenne or
  garam masala for spice, lemon juice for tartness, or conserves for
  sweetness.
 
 5.  Serve on rice, topped with peanuts and sliced bananas...and your
  favourite raita.
 
 Difficulty    : moderate.
 Precision     : measure ingredients.
 
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