Veggie Curry (serves 4)

page_title: “Veggie Curry”
recipe_category: “Veggie”
recipe_name: “Veggie Curry”
recipe_heading: “Flavoursome and High in Protein”
recipe_source: “Ian HarterPreformatted text
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difficulty: “Easy”
cooking_time_minutes: 45
Onion (large): 1
Garlic: 6 cloves
Broccoli or Cauliflower (chopped into florets): 1
Mushrooms: 6
Carrot (large) diced: 2
Red Lentils: half a cup
Frozen Peas: 1 cup
Basmati Rice: 120g
Fresh Ginger: 5cm lump of root ginger (grated) or 2 tsp powdered
Tomatoes (tinne, chopped): 1 can
Cumin (ground): 2 tbsp
Coriander: 1 tbsp
Chilli powder: 1 tsp
Fennel seeds: 1 tbsp
Cardomon pods: 1 tbsp
Oil: 4 tbsp
Naan: 2

For the optional dip:
Natural or Greek Yoghurt: 300g
Cucumber: 10cm length
Mint (dried): 1 tbsp


  • If making the dip, dice the cucumber and stir-in the mint and yoghurt in a bowl. Cover and keep in a cool place

  • Heat oil in a large saucepan and add all spices and vegetables. Saute until the onion is transparent. Keep a close eye and reduce heat to prevent ingredients from burning.

  • When onions are transparent, add the peas and pour the tinned tomatoes over the vegetables and add the lentils.

  • Top-up with water so that the mixture is almost covered with liquid

  • Bring pan to the boil and then reduce heat and simmer for 20 mins

  • Boil the rice as per instructions on packet (brown rice can take up to 25 mins)

  • As the rice nears conclusion, warm-up the naan

  • When rice is cooked, strain it in a colander and pour 1 litre of boiling water to wash out some of the starch

  • Serve curry on a bed of rice with the dip as a side dish and generous amounts of naan

  • Optional extras: Lime pickle or mango chutney.

  • Almost any vegetables can be used in this dish - it is great for using up vegetables that would otherwise go to waste.