Halloween is here, autumn has truly settled in, everything is made up of beautiful oranges, reds and browns and the winter clothes are making an appearance. We all need warming up and what better way to do it than with healthy veggie curry with pumpkin chunks to get in the spirit of things? You can use whatever vegetables you like – just keep the spices in the cupboard and see what you find in the fridge!
Ingredients (serves 6):
- Olive Oil for frying
- 1 x Large white Onion
- A few Garlic cloves to taste
- 1 x large Chili
- 3 x small potatoes
- 1 x pepper (any colour)
- 3-4 x carrots
- 1 x can of tomatoes,
- 1 x can of beans drained,
- 1 x pumpkin (peel, scoop out seeds, cut into chunks)
- Some red lentils
- A few florets of broccoli and Cauliflower
- ½ tbsp garam masala
- 1 tbsp curry powder
- 1 ½ tbsp paprika
- Soy sauce
- Dried chili – if you like it hot!
Heat the oil in a large pot over a high heat. Add a large chopped white onion, sliced garlic cloves and diced chili. Fry for a few minutes then add cubed potatoes, chunky chopped pepper and carrot and cook until vegetables begin to brown.
Turn down the heat and add the spices. Cook for a few minutes to release the flavors. Add a can of tomatoes and drained beans and add boiling water to cover the vegetables. Dice the pumpkin into chunky cubes and sprinkle some lentil (they really thicken up the sauce).
Add a good dollop of soy sauce and season to taste (note: soy sauce is salty so taste before). At this point add some dried chili – if you like it hot! Bring to the boil and let bubble covered for 40mins string occasionally.
Add broccoli and cauliflower towards the end so that they cook but do not dissolve into the curry! Cook for a further 10-15 minutes and serve with some rice!
You can freeze the curry for your lunches