Oh yes I have been making curry again and it was a party for the tastebuds thats for sure! I have mentioned before how I am training up my tastebuds to eat hotter foods because Dale is a lover of heat and if there is one way to get him to eat more vegetarian/vegan food its spice!
Earlier this week I made this awesome curry, inspired by a client that had given me some home grown chilli's which by the way are HOT!!! You can definitely tell the difference from a shop bought chilli much to Dales joy, ha! I had a few bits in the cupboard but most of my ingredients were bought in our weekly shop. This curry would easily feed 6-8 people, we had a portion each and I freezes the rest for easy go to meals for the week..we don't mind eating the same thing more then once a week!
Vegan Chickpea and New Potato Curry
2 Tbsp coconut oil
1 large red onion, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1 small red chilli, finely chopped
2 Tbsp garam masala spice
1 Tbsp ground coriander
1/2 Tbsp cumin
1 Tbsp paprika
4 cardamon pods
4 drops turmeric (spice drop)
2 cans chopped tomatoes
1 can coconut milk
1 can chickpeas
600g new potatoes
1 large courgette
1 medium head broccoli
1 small red pepper
1 cup frozen peas
1/2 lemon, juiced
salt and pepper - to season
*1 tsp corn flour - optional to thicken
In a large cooking pot add oil and once melted add onion, garlic and chilli cook for 3-5 minutes on a low heat before adding all the spices. Cook the spices for about 2 minutes then add the tomatoes and leave on a low heat while you chop the potatoes, broccoli, pepper and courgette.
Once you have chopped the veg add the coconut milk and chickpeas to the pan, stir, then add the chopped veggies and peas. Stir again then juice half a lemon into the pan and season with salt and pepper.
Leave to simmer for 35-40 minutes. Then serve with rice.
*Once my curry was cooked I mixed 1 tsp of corn flour with half cup water and poured into the pot to thicken the sauce.
This is very filling especially if you eat it with the rice, its perfect if your looking for a filling meal that is inexpensive, tastes good and is healthy too! Even with the coconut milk this curry had a kick but it was a warm heat rather then a complete burn up!
I have some green chilli's left still that my client was kind enough to give me so I will be experimenting with those in a soup recipe...watch this space : )
Do you love a bit of spice in your food?
If you have a partner do you both like heat or does one of you like it more then the other?