Hearty Vegetable Curry

. August, 2019
Photography by Sarah Tuck.
Hearty Vegetable Curry

Eating your five-a-day has never been so easy, thanks to Sarah Tuck's spice-laden vegetable curry recipe. 

Serves: 4


Curry paste
1 onion, peeled and roughly chopped
1 thumb ginger, chopped
400gram tin tomato passata
1 tablespoon tomato paste
4 cloves garlic
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon mustard seeds
1 teaspoon garam masala
1 teaspoon madras curry powder
1 teaspooon turmeric
½ teaspoon chilli flakes
400mls coconut milk
1 medium kumara, chopped
1 carrot, trimmed and sliced
½ cauliflower, chopped into florets
1 cup peas
3 handfuls baby spinach leaves
400gram tin chickpeas, drained
2 limes, halved
¾ cup flaked almonds, lightly toasted
1 cup fresh coriander leaves


Put the onion, ginger, tomatoes and paste, garlic, salt and pepper in a small food processor and whiz to for a paste.

Heat the oil in a large heavy based pot and cook the mustard seeds for 2 minutes or until just starting to pop. Add the paste and cook over a medium heat for 8 minutes. Add the spices and coconut milk and bring to a gentle boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer and add the kumara, carrot and cauliflower. Cover and cook for 10 minutes over a medium heat. Remove the lid, add the peas and chickpeas, and cook for a final 5 minutes then fold through the spinach to wilt.

Serve with a squeeze of lime juice, a sprinkling of toasted almonds and a handful of fresh coriander.