This week we wanted to share with you a stunning recipe that we love to use- our vegan spring greens coconut curry. This recipe is a hit with our clients who always order multiples when it’s on the Fill Your Fridge menu! Not only that, but this recipe is very adaptable so it’s great for anyone who has dietary requirements or for picky families. With our clients we stick to the original recipe as best as we can, as the clients who order this have no dietary requirements- but it’s great to have a recipe that’s easily adaptable for anyone who may have requirements.
Let’s start, shall we?
The ingredients for this recipe may seem like a long list but it’s really mainly vegetables!
1 head broccoli, cut into small-ish florets
4 new potatoes
thickly sliced 8 asparagus spears, woody ends snapped off, and stems cut into 5cm pieces
150g frozen peas
3 tbsp groundnut or rapeseed oil
1 onion, peeled and sliced
2cm root ginger, peeled and grated or 2 tsp ginger purée/paste
3 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed or 2 tsp garlic purée/paste
1 large chilli, deseeded and chopped- chilli flakes will work here too!
2 tomatoes, roughly chopped
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground coriander
½ tsp turmeric
½ tsp salt
Handful baby spinach, roughly chopped
400ml tin coconut milk
100ml coconut cream (from the dairy aisle)
Handful fresh coriander, roughly chopped
Juice of 1 lime
2 tbsp flaked almonds
There’s a lot of flavour packed into this recipe- the cumin, coriander and turmeric create a beautiful curry flavour and the garlic, ginger, lime and coriander takes that even further! This dish is full of Asian flavours whilst still tasting fresh, light and delicious. It’s almost a shame when there’s none spare… It’s even vegan!
The method of this recipe is very simple, quick and easy, especially for such a rewarding flavour. It’s worth the little amount of time it takes- down to every last spoonful!
- Chop your vegetables into bite-sized pieces; we find it easier to chop the potatoes quite small so that they cook quicker and you have soft, fluffy potatoes in your curry. We also peeled our potatoes- but it isn’t necessary!
- Boil your potatoes and broccoli in a saucepan for 6 minutes, then add your asparagus and peas and cook for another 2 minutes.
- Heat the oil in a large dish- we used a large saucepan for this. Add in your onions, ginger, garlic, and chilli and cook for 2 minutes or until the onion is soft and translucent. Add in your tomatoes, cumin, coriander, turmeric and salt and cook gently for 5 more minutes. At this point your kitchen will start smelling heavenly and you may start drooling!
- Pour in your coconut milk and simmer for 5 minutes.
- Add in your vegetables and coconut cream (we left this out, and it works fine without- but use it if you have it!) and cook for another 2 minutes. You don’t want to cook this for too long- it’s really to get the flavours going in the vegetables. If you cook for too long your vegetables can lose their colour and go mushy so keep that in mind!
- Add in your spinach and half of the coriander and remove from the heat. Squeeze in your lime juice and serve with the rest of the coriander and almonds.
All in all this recipe only needs cooking for 22 minutes- so quick and easy! This delicious vegan curry can be served with rice, noodles or even on its own- it’s that good. Currys often have an appearance on our Fill Your Fridge menu, but this is one that is seasonal, vegan as well as being quick and efficient- not to mention utterly delicious too! This recipe serves 4 but can be easily increased to feed a large family, or decreased to feed one. Maybe even freeze some for a later date!
With our Fill Your Fridge menu we send out a new menu each week on a Wednesday with all orders being in by Friday. You can order over the phone or go through the website ready for delivery on a Monday evening! Alongside this, all of your meals are already cooked and only need a gentle reheat. This is perfect for anyone who has no time, or the elderly too. The Fill Your Fridge meals are great if you struggle with mobility- with a gentle reheat you or your loved ones don’t need to be on their feet too much.
With our weekly menus, you can be sure that you and your loved ones are getting variety in each of your meals, giving you the choice of what to eat each week whilst not having to worry about what to cook. This is perfect for busy families, elderly loved ones or anyone who lives alone; each meal is an individual portion ready to be warmed through and enjoyed.
If you’d like to follow along with the original recipe, you can find that here – https://www.cranks.co.uk/recipes/spring-greens-coconut-curry-by-the-veg-space/
To keep up with us and what’s on our menu next, you can see our most recent menu here. https://bit.ly/icys-newsletter
Warmest Wishes, Liz.