Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Chickpea Cauliflower Curry LunchBot Bento

I decided to make a vegetarian dry curry today, using a recipe that called for simply tossing chopped vegetables with olive oil, curry powder and brown sugar, then roasting the whole thing in a baking pan at 400F until tender and fragrant, about 30 minutes. I used diced eggplant, onion, red capsicum, cauliflower, potatoes and chickpeas. It's a nice mild flavor that the kids can handle, and a good way to get them to eat eggplant. I served it over some fresh spinach leaves in their bento, but it's good over hot rice as well. It's on the dry side, which makes it idea for bento, with no thick sauce to drip all over everything. This Lunchbot Quad keeps the curry separate from the rest of the food, which includes: carrots, corn, Okinawan sweet potato and broccoli; strawberries and raspberries; and pluots and blueberries. I thought this was a pretty big meal for my kindergartner, and I was pleased that she was able to finish it all. Score!

8 comments:

  1. "...using a recipe that called for simply tossing chopped vegetables with olive oil, curry powder and brown sugar, then roasting the whole thing..."

    Wow. Firstly, I love recipes that begin "simply". But secondly wow, why have I never thought of doing that? Coming soon to a bento near me, I think!

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    1. Me too! I love simple recipes! This one is good; I hope you can try it too. Thanks a lot venta!

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  2. Hi and nice to meet you! Your blog is full of astonishing things! Congratulations!
    In Italy I think Bento is not so known, so I thought of making a little selection about that.
    If you don't mind I included some of your creations here
    http://creamamma.blogspot.it/2012/09/i-love-bento.html
    But if you don't like it, please tell me.
    Anyway I become a new follower!
    Thanks a lot.

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    1. Clara,
      Thanks so much for including me in your bento roundup, and welcome to bento. I hope you have fun starting your own bento!

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  3. Wow, this is awesome! The colors and textures are stunning. Love this one!!!!

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