Buckwheat curry with sun dried tomatoes

I completely feel you when you are about to look for another dish when realising how many ingredients do go into a curry. I absolutely felt the same way a few years ago. At some point I forced myself though to give it a try. Curries are my favourite dish to eat at authentic Indian or Thai restaurants. And I don't think I'll ever in the closest way be able to cook it the proper way. But I like to try, ever and ever again. There are like a million different ways to prepare them. The followed recipe is a combination of various ones, which I already tried. Since I could not make my mind the other day, I threw in sun-dried tomatoes AND cashews, and kale because I got it at the farmers market (and my husband does it eat when it's in a sauce) - will be sharing more of my "hidden veggie" tricks soon ;) 

Buckwheat Curry
(serving size: 4)
- 1 tablespoon coconut / sesame oil (peanut oil works too)
- 1 medium yellow onion
- 1 tea spoon sea salt
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1 teaspoon fresh ginger
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1/2 teaspoon ground smoked paprika (or chipotle)
- 1 red bell pepper
- 1 pound / 500 g sweet potatoes and/or carrots, diced
- 1 can coconut milk
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1/2 cup water
- around 50g sun-dried tomatoes (I usually get the ones from Alnatura)
- 1/2 cup kale (optional) 
- 1 table spoon lemon juice
- 1/4 cup toasted cashews (or peanuts)

heat the oil in a pan. Add the chopped onions, garlic and grated ginger. Cook until the onions become soft and start to caramelise. Add the buckwheat groats and toast them for a few minutes (stirring occasionally). 
Add the spices and stir well to combine. Now add the vegetables and slightly sauté them. Pour in the coconut milk, soy sauce and as much water as needed (you choose the consistency of your curry).  Let it cook for around 10 minutes till the vegetables are tender, but not too soft. Add the sun-dried tomatoes, the kale. Finish the curry with a squeeze of lemon juice and top with toasted cashews. 
Namaste! :)