This delicious vegetarian curry is so simple to make and tastes amazing over basmati rice or served with some delicious plain naan bread. Fantastic for your 5-a-day and you can vary the vegetables to whatever you have available.
Top with some fresh coriander for a professional finish.
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Ingredients (serves 4):
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed
- 2 tbsp curry powder
- 225g carrots, peeled and sliced
- 225g mushrooms, quartered
- 1 small head of cauliflower, broken into florets
- 2 tbsp tomato puree
- 225g tin of chopped tomatoes
- 600ml of vegetable stock
- 410g tin of chick peas, drained and rinsed
- 100g frozen peas
- Heat the oil in a large saucepan and gently fry the onion for 2 minutes. Add the garlic and curry powder and stir, making sure to coat the onions and garlic in the powder. Leave to cook for 2 minutes
- Stir in the carrots, mushrooms and cauliflower and gently fry for 3 minutes more.
- Add the tomato puree, tinned tomatoes and stock, bring to the boil and stir in the chick peas.
- Leave to simmer gently for 10 minutes then stir in the peas.
- Cook for a further 10 minutes, season to taste and serve.
So thinking about chickpea and vegetable curry ...
Chick peas are legumes and like other legumes (beans, peas and lentils) they are packed with protein and fibre. They are also low in calories and fat and contain a number of minerals which are thought to be hugely beneficial to our health.
Vegetables are so good for us! Low in fat, sugar and calories and high in vitamins and minerals.
|-||Energy||1182k J/ 282kcal||14%|
per 450g serving
% of an adult's reference intake
Typical values per 100g: Energy 263kJ / 63kcal
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