This recipe comes from the Whitewater Cooks cookbook and is delectable as a soup or stew. Pronounced y-meer and named for a mountain peek in the West Kootenays here in BC. I’ve made this meal a number of times and loved it each time. I took a pot’s worth with me to our cabin this last weekend.

Ymir Curry Bowl

Ymir Curry Bowl

  • 3 medium Potatoes, diced
  • 2 Yams, peeled and diced
  • 2 Onions, diced
  • 3 Carrots, diced
  • 1 tbsp Garlic, minced or grated
  • 1 tbsp Ginger, minced or grated
  • 1 Red Pepper, diced
  • 1 tbsp Red Curry Paste (you can make your own)
  • 2 tsp Garam Masala
  • 2 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tbsp Galangal Root (or more ginger)
  • 1 stalk Lemongrass, white tender parts smashed and chopped finely or left in 1 large removable piece
  • 3 Kaffir Lime Leaves
  • 1 tbsp Fish Sauce (use Tamari to make vegan)
  • juice and zest from 2 Limes
  • 3 cans Coconut Milk
  • Stock or Water
  • 2 cups cooked Chickpeas
  • 4 tbsp Cilantro, chopped
  1. Chop potatoes and yams and set aside.
  2. Chop onions, carrots and red pepper and minced garlic and ginger. Heat oil in large soup pot over medium heat. Sauté onions, carrots, pepper, garlic and ginger until soft.
  3. Add curry paste, garam masala and cumin. Add potatoes, yam, galangal root and lemongrass. Sauté for 5 minutes.
  4. Add lime leaves, fish sauce, lime zest and juice, coconut milk and enough stock or water to cover. Simmer until potatoes are tender.
  5. Add chickpeas and cook for 10 more minutes.
  6. Serve on it’s own or over rice with cilantro.

Ymir Curry Bowl

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3 Responses to Ymir Curry Bowl

  1. This is exactly the kind of thing I was thinking of when I asked for some vegan inspiration. Yippee!

  2. Sarah says:

    Mmmm we just had this for our tea, thanks for the recipe- it’s ages since I made a thai curry. I have to ask though, do your kids eat all the yummy things you make? Mine aren’t *that* fussy but recently they’ve been rejecting just about everything I make. I’ve given up trying to please them and I just please myself (and usually Joel too)! They both wrinkled up their noses at this and just ate the rice ;(

  3. Annie says:

    My kids do eat most of what we make. Lily’s actually been trying food she’s always disliked, like red pepper, and finding that she likes it now. I’m finding Leif a bit more picky these days. I’m surprised they didn’t eat this! It’s so rich and creamy!

    I’ve always wanted to approach meals with little issue. Sure we talk a lot about food and how good it tastes and what we love about it but I don’t want to make a big deal if they aren’t eating something. That said, if I notice that rice or bread is the only thing being eaten in a meal, then I’m usually inclined to leave it out the next time I make it. Of course without word about it. My kids wont starve and once they try food, often discover that they actually like it. I make a lot of new meals but then make sure I make those meals over and over afterwards and then they become normal staples the kids are used to seeing.

    Lily’s always disliked red pepper, which was fine with me because I loved cleaning up any left on her plate but now she’s being trying it and actually liking it! She had a red mouth from eating so much when we were at the cabin. I don’t know what got her to try but she did it on her own and I’m so glad!

    Kinda offtopic but… I always thought that eating without dairy and meat made it easier for Lily to taste and in turn enjoy less rich and fatty plant foods. I still think this way now that we don’t turn down a little dairy in something and occasionally eat some meat. I cringe when I hear people talking about having to make kraft dinner (or whatever) for their kids because they won’t eat anything else. I think- stop making (and more importantly BUYING) the kraft dinner and give them a chance to eat the food that you’re eating yourself. They will eat it if it’s the choice and it becomes common enough.

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