Saturday, 7 June 2014

A Vegan Curry For Jonathan

Happy Saturday my lovelies! 
The day started pretty awfully but the sun is now shining and long may it continue : )

Last night I made dinner for my sister and her husband, vegan curry was on the menu which is always a favourite of all of ours. My curry turned out perfectly, just enough heat and a delicious spiced flavour. I posted a picture of the curry on my social media sites (as we do!) and my friend Jonathan asked if someone could teach him how to make a vegan curry so this is dedicated to him...a set by step guide to make a very tasty vegan curry!

Chickpea and Coconut Curry


Ingredients:
(serves 6-8)

1 Tbsp coconut oil
2 medium sized red onions, chopped
1/2 inch fresh ginger, grated
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 red chilli, diced
1 green chilli, diced
1 Tbsp Garam Masala
1/2 Tbsp turmeric
1/2 Tbsp ground cumin
1 Tbsp ground coriander 
1/2 Tbsp paprika
4 whole green cloves
2 cans chopped tomatoes
1 medium cauliflower
2 pointed red peppers
1 pack green beans
2 cans chickpeas
1 can coconut milk
1 cup water
1/2 a lemon, juiced
1 cup water


Method:

Put a large sauce pan on the hob over a low heat and add coconut oil, once melted add onions, garlic, ginger and chilli's. Leave them to cook through, 2-4 minutes. 

Add all the spices and stir, the mix will become very dry but thats what you want your cooking the spices, just don't let it burn! Cook for 1-2 minutes.

Add chopped tomatoes and turn up the heat, leave this to cook while you chop your veggies. Once chopped add the chickpeas and veggies, stir. Then add in the coconut milk, water salt and pepper and bring to the boil.

Squeeze half a lemon over the curry and leave covered cooking on a low heat for 40 minutes.

Serve with brown rice, enjoy!

Gotta say this was delicious, the coconut mellowed the chilli heat perfectly but still gave enough bite for the boys, they love some heat!


I also made these gorgeous little lemon shell cookies, recipe coming soon! I served them with some vanilla soy ice cream and they went down very well, the was lots of coming back for more cookies! All in all a great Friday night, made even better with a Skype chat with my sister and mum in Ireland. My little sitter is pregnant so its a very exciting time for us all : )

Right time for me to wish you a happy weekend, enjoy whatever your up to x x

Question:

Favourite type of curry?

If we ever order a curry in I nearly always go for chicken tikka, dry cooked but when making one at home its always vegan, usually chickpea or sweet potato. 

8 comments:

  1. This does look lovely! I have to say I've never made my own from scratch before. I'm always put off by the large ingredient list. :( I think I just need to go ahead and do it though. Homemade curries are always so much nicer from shop bought tins!
    Congratulations to your family on your sister's pregnancy. How exciting! Dan's brother is about to have his first child it's an exciting time on that side of the family at the moment!

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    1. I was exactly the same but once you have bought the spices they last for ages and you then have curry on tap!

      Dales sister had a little boy last year so it was very exciting but this one being my sisters is even more so can't wait to meet the little nugget!!

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  2. This looks wonderful Tam. Love the blend of spices and the mix of veggies. I think something Thai related has to get my curry vote, you can't best coconut milk in a curry!

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    1. Thank you! Yep coconut milk is do good in curries...Thai green curry is next on my make list ��

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  3. This sounds great, I really should experiment more with spices I tend to just use ready made pastes. I made a lovely on on Friday night quite similar with chickpeas, sweet potatoes and green beans, it was delicious!

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    1. I saw yours it looked lovely, sweet potato in curry is so good! Don't think I would ever not make my own now it tastes better to me, I think it's just getting over the first spice hurdle! X

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  4. I love tandoori chicken or chicken tikka, but a lovely warming coconut based curry is brilliant too. This sounds so aromatic and tasty. Yum

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