Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Marrakesh Vegetable 'Curry'

I put the 'curry' in inverted commas because as a Bangladeshi, I wouldn't really refer to this as a curry (not much gravy) - but that's what the recipe I slightly modified this from (found on called it, so I have followed suit.

One of the main changes that I made in the recipe is that I dropped the amount of oil used (they used way too much in the original recipe in my opinion). I also omitted the spinach as I didn't have any at home.

Overall, it was really delicious. I didn't eat it with any bread/rice or other starch - just added 1/4 of fat-free yogurt to add a bit more protein and break up the flavor a bit. Chopping up the ingredients takes a while, but it also lasts for a few days, which is good because you can keep it in the fridge (or freeze it) for those days when you're in a hurry and can't be bothered to cook something healthy.

The protein content isn't as high as I would like it to be. Perhaps next time I'll have it with some fish to increase the protein but not add to the carbohydrates.

The picture below shows 2 servings of the curry plus yogurt.

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 onion
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
2 tablespoons curry powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
1 teaspoon chili powder

1 sweet potato (medium)
1 green bell pepper (medium)
1 red bell pepper (medium)
1 cup eggplant (diced)
1 cup zucchini (diced)
2 carrots (diced)
1 (15 oz.) can garbanzo beans, drained
2 tablespoons raisins

1 cup orange juice

1/4 cup fat-free yogurt

1. Heat oil and add onion, garlic, and spices - saute about 3 minutes (add one or two dashes of water to prevent burning/sticking to the pan)
2. Add all diced vegetables, except the zucchini, and saute for 5 minutes
3. Add the garbanzo beans, raisins, and orange juice. Simmer for 15-20 minutes, covered. Serve!

Nutritional info (calories per serving/recipe serves 6)
180 calories
5 g. protein
27.3 g. carbohydrates (6 g. fiber)
7.2 g. fat (1 g. saturated fat)

Quarter cup fat-free, plain yogurt
35 calories
3.5 g. protein
4.7 g. carbohydrates (0 g. fiber)
0.1 g. fat (<0.1 g saturated fat)


  1. Oh that looks so good! I have never been one to make vegetable heavy dishes as my family doesn't care for them, but that looks great and is so low in calories!

  2. YUM! This sounds fantastic. I'd have to add more protein but this is a winner. Adding it to my recipe pile. Thanks, dear!

  3. This looks like a winner to me. Thanks for sharing. :)


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