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I'm making curry tonight. Nothing fancy. Just a package of "curry" from our local asian store. Probably the Indian/Pakistani version of Hamburger Helper.

But what to serve alongside? We love rice, so we'll have rice, but what sort of vegetable? I don't have much in the house, but I can go get something. I have celery, asian radishes, frozen spinach, frozen corn and peas, tangerines, canned tomatoes, and of course, onions and garlic.
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Any potatos? I love sag aloo! Here is a simple version if that helps you. Cauliflower also goes beautifully with curry - either curried or on the side. I can highly recommend roasting it if you have the oven on...
Maybe you could do something more adventurous with the rice? I love mushroom pillau and lemon is lovely (add the juice and zest of a lemon instead of mushrooms).

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I never serve side dishes with curry, I always mix the veggie into the dish. Peas, cherry tomatoes, potatoes, chickpeas, carrots, onions, whatever I have on hand.

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raita is the traditional side dish with any curry at this house along with chana masala

You could do a radish raita since you have those listed as a vegie on hand.
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Usually if I make curry I don't make a side dish. THough often I make two types, such as a meat based, and then my favorite cauliflower curry since I don't always want meat
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Thanks for the ideas! I'd never made curry before, so I had no ideas.

I ended up using onions and tomatoes with the chicken, like the recipe called for. Then, I added some frozen cauliflower, the asian radishes (called muli, I think), and some green peas. We ate it with rice and raita on the side. It turned out really well, I think.
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