This is my latest craving ! I think I could have curried roasted vegetables forever without tiring from them. This sauce OMW !!! This sauce is the star of the show ! It is probably the most versatile sauce I have made and it is great with Evverryything !!!. With literally six ingredients you have the ultimate sauce, and best of all….no major effort.
I do a lot of roasted vegetables, and one day decided to throw some curry powder on them instead of the usual herbs. Result: Perfect. That night I was going to serve it on quinoa (obviously) but just thought that it needed a bit of oomph. I didn’t really know where I was going with this, but some sort of sauce was needed, maybe…but I didn’t want the thickness of a white sauce effect…. So, butter, chopped onion, minced garlic, curry powder, a little milk and cornflour came to play and the Curry Sauce was born. Now….this sauce is used for pretty much anything, on top of patties, burgers, tortillas, you name it, the sauce is used ! Seriously, if the hubby could drink this sauce from a straw, trust me he would !!! In fact I am waiting for him to pile it on a sandwich instead of his usual peanut butter !!!
The great thing about this Curried Roasted Vegetables and Curry Sauce is that you can mix and match whatever vegetables you like, or better still whatever vegetables you have on hand. This can be made as a main meal or a side…I mean, really….how great is this!!!
Curried Roasted Vegetables and Curry Sauce
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Total time: 40 minutes
Salt and Pepper
Sprinkling of curry powder
Optional: Top with roasted curried chickpeas *
For the Sauce: (Makes just over 1 cup /approximately 300 millilitres thickish sauce)
4 Tablespoons of butter
1 onion, diced
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 cup milk of your choice (plus an extra 50 millilitres to thin sauce later)
2 teaspoons maizena/cornflour (gluten-free)
1 dessertspoonful curry powder
Preheat oven at 180 degrees Celsius/350 degrees Fahrenheit.
If you are going to roast Kale, I like to do this on a separate baking tray from the other veggies. Remove the kale leaves from the stalk. Massage the Kale leaves with a drizzling of olive oil and salt, for a few minutes. Place in the preheated oven, and watch carefully, as the Kale roasts up quickly. Remove from oven. The Kale will be nice and crispy. This is a great snack attack btw, but try to save some for your meal :-).
Chop up all your vegetables, preferably the same size for roasting.
Place on baking trays, drizzle with extra virgin olive oil, and season with salt, pepper and curry powder.
Give the veggies a toss so that the oil and seasoning covers the veggies well.
Place in the oven and roast. Check about half way through and give them a stir around.
Remove from the oven once done.
Whilst the veggies are roasting, make the Curry Sauce.
In a small pot, on medium heat, add the butter and saute’ the diced onion and garlic. Add the curry powder and stir.
In a small cup add the maizena/cornflour and use a little of the milk you’ve measured out and add to the maizena/cornflour to help it combine. Add this mixture to the small pot with the saute’d onion and garlic. Stir gently.
Then add all of the remaining milk (except the extra measured out for thinning the sauce if needed) and allow to reach boiling stage. Keep stirring. The sauce will thicken. If it is too thick, add a little milk. If the sauce does stand awhile, it will naturally thicken and then just thin out with a little milk.
Taste. If you want the sauce hotter, add more curry powder.
Serve the curry sauce on top of the roasted veggies and top with crunchy roasted curried chickpeas.
NB* To Roast Chickpeas: Place cooked chickpeas on a baking tray, drizzle olive oil over and season with salt and pepper. Add a sprinkling of curry powder. Toss so all the chickpeas are generously covered with the seasonings. Place in pre-heated oven and cook until a light golden brown.