I know summer is coming but I still like to cook the occasional curry….also I like to make a big batch so that I can stock up my freezer for when I fancy the night off! This is my go-to basic curry that I make all the time and I like to make it with Freekeh as it’s full of protein and I also know it freezes really well so you can make individual portions ready to go!
I top mine with a bit of coconut yoghurt and you can mix this with coriander or spices if you want more of an indian flavour.
You will need:
1 brown onion, sliced
4 cloves garlic, crushed
1 sweet potato, diced into small cubes
10-15 button mushrooms, sliced
1 zucchini, sliced
1 carrot, peeled and sliced
1 broccoli, broken into florets
10 cherry tomatoes, whole or sliced in half
2 tbsp mustard seeds
2 tbsp ground cumin
2 tbsp turmeric
2 tbsp ginger
1 red chilli
1-2 tsp chilli powder
1 tin of chopped tomatoes
4 tbsp of coconut cream
Olive or Coconut oil
Freekeh or brown rice to serve
a handful of spinach leaves to serve
roughly chopped coriander
salt and pepper
serves 4 – 6
- Place your onion, garlic and chilli in a deep pan on a moderate heat. Fry for a couple of minutes in olive or coconut oil.
- Add your sweet potato, zucchini, carrot and mushrooms to the pan. Allow to ‘catch’ for a few minutes.
- Add your mustard seeds, cumin, turmeric, chilli powder and ginger to the pan and cook off for a few minutes.
- Add your chopped tomatoes and coconut cream and around 100ml of water.
- Add your broccoli and cherry tomatoes to the pan and stir. Check the consistency, if you want it a bit thicker add some more coconut cream if its too thick add a splash more water.
- Reduce the heat and add the lid. Cook this on a low-medium heat for around 20 minutes.
- If you need to cook your rice/freekeh or quinoa do so now.
- After 20 minutes check the vegetables to see if they are cooked. If so add in your spinach and a handful of coriander
- Serve onto the rice/quinoa fresh and top with the coconut yoghurt.
- Season to taste
- Enjoy x x
- Feel free to change the vegetables as you see fit.
- This works just as well topped with natural yoghurt. Try to steer clear of the ‘low-fat’ options and keep it natural