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Peanut Butter & Coffee Curry
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This is a delicious Asian/Indian curry that goes well over Basmati rice. Perfect for A types. Simmer a long time for a rich flavor. Even better the next day.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (8 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (4 beneficials)
  • Entree
  • 1 cup green peas
  • 1 cup firm tofu squares
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup strong coffee
  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 2-4 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon curry
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom
  • 2 tablespoons honey (or molasses for less sweet)
  • 1 cup soy milk
  • 2-3 tablespoons olive oil
How to make it:
  1. Saute onions and garlic with olive oil until lightly browned.
  2. Add remaining ingredients.
  3. Mix and let simmer for one hour or more, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add salt or soy sauce to taste.
  5. Simmer uncovered to thicken.
  6. Serve over rice.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Onion (Red/Spanish/Yellow/Whit...1 ,2 B B N N N B B B
Garlic1 ,2 B N B B N B N B
Soy Milk3 B N N A A N N A
Tofu (Soy Cake)1 ,3 ,4 B N B N A A N A
Peanut/Peanut Butter2 B B B N A A A A
Curry  N N B B B B B B
Olive Oil1 ,2 B B B B B B B B
Cardamom  N N N N N N N N
Cumin  N N N N N N N N
Coffee (Regular/Decaf)2 ,3 B B A A N A A A
Pea (Green/Pod/Snow)1 ,2 ,4 N N N N N N N N

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Sweetener Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Honey2 N N N A N N N A
Molasses- B N N N N N N N

[1] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients which may be genetically modified .
[4] This recipe uses ingredients which are high in phytates.

  • This recipe is low in common allergens.
  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

    If an ingredient is an avoid for your blood type, then try using a BTD compliant variant/substitute or leaving the item out of the recipe.

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    Revision History:
    • Revised Jan 11, 2011 at 06:34 PM By: Joe