There are so many ways to incorporate food you’ve grown in your backyard or bought from your favorite local farmer into your everyday meals. What are your favorite ingredients? What do you love to make? #growfood #supportlocal
We are blessed to have our “resident chef” @mea.ai.ana (Meakala) cooking up delicious, healthy, easy recipes for us!
This ʻĀina Curry includes kalo, ʻulu, eggplant, ʻōlena and limes straight from the ʻāina of Kapalai. Not only is this a simple and delicious meal, but it is super healthy and affordable! It is much cheaper if you grow these ingredients yourself, but if not, the cost per value is a lot more affordable to buy these ingredients from the store and prepare the meal yourself, rather than going out to dinner. The amount that I cooked was enough to feed my family of 6. If you calculate the cost of all ingredients and divide this by 6, then you will find that this is a lot more affordable than taking your family out to dinner. For more information, check out the recipe below!
ʻĀINA CURRY RECIPE
Total Prep Time: 1 ½ hours (including the steaming of kalo and ulu)
Total Cooking Time: 20 min
8 Healthy Servings
- 2 cups steamed kalo (cubed)
- 2 cups steamed ulu (cubed)
- 3 average size Japanese eggplant
- 3 tbsp. avocado oil1 med size onion1 bunch kale4 Tbsp fresh grated ʻōlena (turmeric) (if dry then 1 tbsp.)
- 4 8oz cans coconut milk
- 2 tbsp. Thai curry paste
- 5 cloves garlic
- Hawaiian Salt to taste
- 1 lime
- Saute chopped onion with avocado oil, add curry paste, grated ʻōlena, and chopped garlic. Continue to saute for 5 minutes.
- Add coconut milk to sauteed spices and onions. Let simmer for a few minutes then add eggplant. Cover and simmer for 2 min.
- Add-in already steamed kalo and ulu. Cover and simmer for another 5 min.
- Turn off the heat. Stir in chopped kale and the juice of one lime. Salt to taste. Let sit for 5 min. The kalo and ulu will soak up a lot of the liquid. Add a little water or chicken broth if too thick.
- E ʻai! (then eat!) I māʻona ka ʻōpū (until your stomach is content).
*This recipe is intended to be eaten alone no rice needed.