I love curry and until recently didn’t know where to start when it came to making a curry from scratch. So I asked my friend Anshu to teach me how to make an authentic Indian curry, this is one of the recipes I learned on the day!
You will need:
1 Aubergine, cubed and set aside
2 cups of Veggies of your choice. I love butternut so almost always use this.
For the Curry paste:
Take 1 tbsp Coconut oil added to a pan, turn on the heat and add the following spices…
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp chilli powder
Cover with a spatter screen until the spices pop, be careful not to scorch the spices.
In the meantime blitz together 4 cloves of garlic and 2 chunks of ginger, add to the spices.
Blitz together 2 tomatoes and add to mix.
Then add the following spices…
2 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp turmeric
1 tsp salt (adjust to taste)
1 tsp chilli powder (more if you want heat!)
Combine well in the pan. Then add the veggies and 1/2 cup water, more if you think it needs it. Cook till ready.
Now I love boosting the protein content of my curries so add gram balls to it, here is the recipe. Trust me you will love these!
I love serving this curry on a bed of spinach leaves and lentils, topped with a drizzle of yogurt and some mango chutney.
For the Gram Balls:
You will need:
1/2 cup Gram flour
2 tsp Chilli powder
1 tsp Coriander powder
1 tsp Cumin
1 tsp Salt
Mix together, add 2 tbsp olive oil or more, until it forms a paste, add a drizzle of water to bind. Roll into small balls and add to the curry so that they cook/steam in the juices. Enjoy!