TGE Recipes: Coconut Milk Curry with Michael Nitting of The Misters

Welcome to TGE Recipes, a place where our favorite bands share the secrets straight from their kitchens. Think your favorite Food Network show except on a purple blog. Today we welcome The Misters' Michael Nitting.

Coconut Milk Curry (Vegan, or not, up to you)

Cook Time: 30-45 minutes
Serves: 4 (freezes well for leftovers!)


  • 2 Tomatoes, chopped 
  • 1 Onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 small piece of ginger, finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeno or chili pepper chopped up (optional, if you’re feelin’ spicy)
  • Veggies/Chicken/Beef/Fish (this is the best part: add what YOU want)
  • We put:
  • A can of chickpeas, drained 
  • 2 Large Carrots, chopped
  • A head of Broccoli
  • Tilapia seasoned with citrus, salt and pepper

Spice Mixture:

  • 6 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon ground turmeric 
  • Salt and pepper to taste 
  • Can of coconut milk (that good good)


1. Put a lil’ oil in a frying pan over medium heat and sauté the chopped onion until soft and translucent***

2. Add your tomatoes, garlic, ginger, chile (optional), spices and continue cooking down until the tomatoes have almost turned into a paste

3. Add your vegetables and cover to let them steam until cooked through

4. Add the coconut milk and simmer until everything thickens, roughly 5 minutes (Make sure to taste afterwards and see if you want to add anything. Everyone’s got different taste buds!)

5. Serve over a bed of rice, quinoa, or last night’s regrets and top with a slice of lime, cilantro and crushed red chili peppers

***If you’re adding any meat or fish, cook it in the pan first until basically done, then remove it and let it rest until you need to simmer the sauce. Add it then and let it finish cooking

NOTE: Spices may seem expensive at first, but trust me, having them in your cabinet allows you to add a whole world of flavor to anything you’re cooking. Plus, they don’t go bad for quite awhile so they’re definitely worth grabbing. 

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