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Two bowls of courgette curry on a bed of rice, sat on a linen table cloth

Courgette curry

Published: May 18, 2021 at 12:12 pm
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

This light, summery courgette curry is ready in less than an hour – perfect for a vegetarian midweek dinner

  • Gluten free
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition:
HighlightNutrientUnit
low inkcal141
fat7.5g
saturates0.9g
carbs10.7g
sugars8.4g
fibre4g
protein5.6g
salt0.1g
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Try this courgette curry, then check out our courgette risotto, courgette gratin, courgette pasta and more courgette recipes. We've also got plenty more delicious vegetarian curry recipes to try such as this spinach, chickpea & potato curry and aubergine curry.

Ingredients

  • 1 onion
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • a knob ginger
  • 1 green chilli
  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 1 tbsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp mustard seeds
  • 8 curry leaves (use dried if you can’t find fresh)
  • 3 courgettes, chopped
  • 1 x 250g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • a handful frozen peas
  • a handful of coriander leaves , chopped
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges
  • rice, to serve

Method

  • STEP 1

    Whizz the onion, garlic, ginger and chilli with 50ml of water in a high-powered blender until smooth.

  • STEP 2

    Heat the sunflower oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat and add the cumin seeds, mustard seeds, and curry leaves, stirring for 30 seconds. Tip the onion paste into the pan with a pinch of salt and cook, stirring, for 10 minutes until darkened slightly.

  • STEP 3

    Add the courgettes, chopped tomatoes, turmeric and garam masala. Refill the can of tomatoes with water 1½ times and add that, too. Bring to the boil, then simmer for 25 minutes until the courgettes have softened.

  • STEP 4

    Tip in the frozen peas and cook for a few minutes, season to taste, then stir in the coriander and serve with lemon wedges and rice.

Head over here for more great vegetarian curry recipes

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