½-1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakesmore to taste
26 ouncesunsweetened coconut milk
1teaspoonsaltmore to taste
¼cupcold water + 2 tablespoons corn starch
1tablespoonfresh-squeezed lime juice
In a large skillet over medium heat, combine chickpeas, broccoli, peppers, and onions. Drizzle with oil, give it a good stir to coat, and cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Sprinkle yellow curry powder over everything and stir 1 minute.
Add coconut milk, red curry paste, crushed red pepper flakes and salt. Bring to a low boil.
Whisk corn starch into water until dissolved. Add to the pan and stir 1-2 minutes til thickened.
Stir in fresh-squeezed lime juice. Taste, add more salt if needed. Serve immediately over steamed white rice or rice noodles. Garnish with fresh cilantro or green onions if desired.
To add a spicy kick of this recipe, stir add 1/2-1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, or sriracha sauce to taste. I stir it into the pan in step 3 along with the coconut milk and curry paste. I like to garnish this dish with lots and lots of fresh cilantro, and some extra lime wedges for squeezing. To lighten this dish up a bit, feel free to use light coconut milk or even a combination of light and regular. Any time you reduce the fat content of milk the result will be slightly less creamy and rich, but in this case I can confidently tell you the flavor is still amazing. When I use all light coconut milk, I usually add a tablespoon or so of soy sauce to the dish to really bring out the flavors of the curry. For a complete meal serve this over steamed white rice or rice noodles and a side of buttered naan (Indian flat bread). This is blending cuisines a bit but trust me, it works.To really take it to the next level, add a side of mango chutney - you can find this magical stuff in a jar in the Asian culinary section of most grocery stores. I like to dip my naan in it and even add a dollop of the chutney right on to of my curry dish. If you're wondering if you'll like mango chutney, you WILL. It's like a thick mango sauce or jelly with a very mild heat element (it will not burn your tongue, trust me).