Sunday, September 23, 2007

Bean and vegetable curry

This is just the thing for those chilly nights - it's hearty and spicy. My favourite combination!

Bean and vegetable curry

500 grams sweet potato, peeled and diced into 2 cm cubes
300 grams pumpkin, peeled, seeded and diced into 2 cm cubes
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons red curry paste
1/2 onion, finely diced (save the other half for the gnocchi on Friday)
800 gram tin crushed tomatoes
400 gram tin red kidney beans, rinsed well
plain rice, to serve
tzatziki, to serve

1 - Preheat the oven to 200 C. Place the pumpkin and sweet potato in a baking dish, toss with a smidge of oil, and roast for 20ish minutes, or until tender. Set aside.

2 - Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a pan over a medium heat. Add the onion, and cook for 5 minutes or so, or until tender and golden. Add the curry paste, and cook for a minute more.

3 - Add the beans and tomatoes, and bring to the boil. Turn heat down and simmer, until the mixture is nice and thick. Add the roasted vegetables, then stir carefully to combine (you don't want to squish the roasted cubes of sweet potato and pumpkin).

4 - Place some rice in a bowl, then top with a good dollop of the curry. Serve with tzatziki, if desired.

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