Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Vegan Red Thai Curry



Before I turned plant based, I never even thought of making my own Thai curry paste. I used to buy what ever was available in the market. But that has changed, for good.  Even if you are not vegan or vegetarian, try and make your own curry paste once and you won't buy it from the supermarket ever again. It is really quick & easy to make and it tastes amazing and is so much better for you.

On a wet rainy spring evening, this warming red curry would be an ideal dinner choice and to make this you will need the following ingredients-

For paste- 
4 small tomatoes or 2 big ones
Half an onion or 1 small one (chopped)
A piece of ginger
2 teaspoons galangal 
2 stalks lemon grass
A good glug of soya sauce
1 teaspoon agave nectar 
Juice of 1 lime 
Cumin powder
Coriander (fresh or powder)
Chilli or chilli flakes or powder 
1/4 cup coconut milk 
1/2 red pepper 
Salt
Pepper

For curry-
2 carrots chopped
1/4 of a broccoli (florets)
1/4 of a cauliflower (florets)
1/2 red pepper chopped 

Blend all the ingredients into a smooth paste. In a pan heat some extra virgin olive oil and then add the remaining half of your chopped onion into the pan. After sweating the chopped onion for a few minutes, pour in your paste. Let it cook for 5 minutes or so and then add all your vegetables. I used carrots, broccoli, cauliflower and the remaining 1/2 of my red pepper. Let the vegetables cook and after 5-7 minutes of cooking add in a cup of coconut milk. Let this cook for 10 minutes and then add another cup.  Check for seasoning, add more if you think it needs a bit more. I usually go in with a tiny bit more of salt, pepper & chilli! Your curry should be ready in maximum 40 minutes and this really depends on how crunchy you like your veggies!

Serve with steamed rice and lots of coriander and a wedge on lime on the side. 

Let me know if you get to try this. See you next time xx


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