Simple, healthy and utterly delicious this Easy Vegetable Korma can be on your table in just 30 minutes, making it a perfect midweek meal!
It would be a fair statement to say I love curry…and I am always figuring out ways to make easy versions of my favourites: rogan josh, biryani, tikka masala, jalfrezi, dhal…and of course korma! If you want to see more, do check out my Easy Peasy Curry Collection.
This Easy Vegetable Korma came about because I recently shared my Leftover Lamb Korma and several of my vegetarian and vegan readers commented on how much they liked the sauce, but obviously they would have to adapt it…
In my replies I made a few suggestions for what veggies I might put in a vegetarian version…and these musings, well quite frankly they made me hungry…there was a rather delicious vegan korma recipe in my head and I needed to get it out of my head and onto my plate!!
So I set about putting my ideas into practice and, boy oh boy was it good! This vegetable korma is just awesome…much as I like my lamb and chicken versions, I actually like this vegetable version better! I think probably because there are just so many flavours going on in there…it is like a wonderful explosion of deliciousness in every mouthful!
To create this awesome vegan curry, I have started with a base of onions and red pepper, added my tried and tested easy korma sauce, made using turmeric, garam masala, cumin, chilli, ground almonds and coconut milk, and then added chickpeas and delicious oven roasted cauliflower and aubergine. As an optional extra I have added in a few cardamom pods too, as I think they just work brilliantly with the other flavours going on in this curry – but if that’s one spice too many for you, leave it out – it will still taste delicious!
I like to serve this curry with brown rice, making this a super healthy option (it’s pretty much your 5 a day in one hit!). Alternatively you could serve this with white basmati rice and/or naan breads.
This delicious curry is vegan, veggie, gluten free and dairy free, making it a real crowd pleaser. And…it’s ready in just 30 minutes, making it perfect for those busy, busy evenings – whoop whoop!!
- 1 medium cauliflower, cut into chunks
- 2 medium aubergines, cut into chunks
- 4 tablespoons olive or melted coconut oil
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons cumin
- 2 small red onions, sliced
- 1 red pepper, sliced
- 3 garlic cloves, crushed or grated
- 2 teaspoons turmeric
- 2 teaspoons garam masala
- ½ teaspoon chilli flakes (or to taste)
- 8 cardamom pods, bashed (optional)
- 400g tin chickpeas, drained
- 400ml tin coconut milk
- 2 tablespoons ground almonds
- 2 tablespoons fresh coriander/cilantro, chopped finely, plus extra for garnish
- 300g cooked brown basmati rice to serve (or white basmati, or naan breads)
- Start by preheating your oven to 220C / 200C fan / gas mark 7.
- Place the aubergine and cauliflower in a roasting tray and scatter over all the salt and 1 teaspoon of the cumin. Drizzle over 2 tablespoons of the oil, toss everything together and then spread out in a single layer. Roast in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until the vegetables are soft and tinged with brown.
- Meanwhile, place the onions, red pepper and the rest of the oil in a pan and fry over a low heat for 5 minutes, with the lid on, until soft but not brown.
- Add the garlic, chilli, remaining cumin, turmeric, garam masala and cardamom pods, and cook gently for 2 minutes, stirring regularly. Add a splash of water if it gets too dry.
- Add the drained chickpeas and coconut milk and bring to the boil. Turn down and simmer for 5 minutes.
- When the aubergines and cauliflower are ready, add them to the curry and stir everything together. Add the ground almonds and fresh coriander (cilantro) and stir again.
- Serve with the rice and/or naans and scattered with a little more fresh coriander.
The #FreeFromHarvest Challenge
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