Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Recipe - Vegetable and Quorn Curry

This is a cheap easy recipe and the curry is tasty but not too hot.  The main expense would be stocking up on spices but I have kept it to ones that I use again and again in many recipes so the price per recipe is low.

Ingredients

3 shallots or 1 medium onion
2 cloves garlic
1 tablespoon coconut oil (no need for the expensive virgin stuff for cooking, refined is fine for this and much cheaper - you can use another cooking oil if you prefer)
1" root ginger
1 tsp cumin seeds (use ground if you prefer)
1 tsp coriander seeds ( use ground if you prefer)
1 tsp turmeric
2 cardamon pods
2 cloves
1 can chopped tomatoes
2 large handfuls of any vegetables you want to use up  (on this occasion I used sweet potato and butternut squash as I often have some of these left over from other meals and they do take on curry flavours wonderfully) 
1 handful of quorn chicken-style pieces 
Water as required
50 g creamed coconut (1 sachet if you buy Patak's creamed coconut in a box - handy to avoid waste)
2 tsp garam masala
A few coriander leaves (optional - I had some anyway but wouldn't buy specially for this recipe)


Peel and finely chop the onion, garlic, and ginger and saute gently in the coconut oil until softened. Meanwhile grind the cumin and coriander seeds together in a pestle and morter if you are using whole seeds. Once the onions are softened stir in the cumin, coriander, and turmeric and saute gently for another couple of minutes.  Add the canned tomatoes, cardamon pods and cloves and stir well. Add the vegetables and quorn and enough water to cover. Simmer gently until the vegetables are the texture you like (this will depend on the veg you choose and your own preference).  Stir in the creamed coconut, garam masala, and coriander leaves and cook for a few more minutes.

I like mine served with brown rice.



Serves 4.






14 comments:

  1. This looks so yummy. I'm a veggie. I'll have to try it out! x

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  2. This recipe sounds exactly what I would like to eat. Thank you for sharing. I'll definitely try it out.

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  3. Love this, I'm always looking for new curry ideas, especially veggie ones as a change from meat. We're lucky that our little ones enjoy a good curry too- have bookmarked this, thanks! #tastytuesdays

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    1. Thank you very much and hope you enjoy if you get around to trying it.

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  4. looks delicious, i have to find this product here, love to try it.

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  5. One of my favorite winter comfort foods is curry. Totally saving this for when the weather gets colder!

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    1. It's already pretty cold here! Thanks for popping in.

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  6. Mmmm that looks really yummy! I guess to make it gluten free we could use chicken instead of quorn. Yum!

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    1. Some quorn is gluten free. It used to all contain barley but some of the 'chicken style' pieces no longer do.

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  7. This looks delicious, so hearty and filling and perfect for my non meat eating husband! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays. Hope to see you tomorrow!

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