Golden Vegetable Curry

Vegetarian Curry

This Golden Vegetable Curry is my favourite winter comfort food, and I’ve been meaning to share it with you for a while since if appears on our dinner menu once a week. As much as I like trying new and interesting dishes on a regular basis when I find a favourite I become a bit obsessed and cook it over and over again. Especially since, in the depths of winter, this curries golden colour reminds me of the summer sunshine I’m missing.

Packed full of vegetables, hidden beneath a golden blanket, it’s warming and nutritious. It’s also versatile too. You can really use whatever vegetables you have on hand, however I like to use a mixture, for a bit of colour variety, so it almost looks like a golden rainbow. I also like to throw in a tin of chickpeas now and again, for some added protein.  You can even throw in some meat or fish if you like.

As with all curries, it’s also makes wonderful left overs.

Golden Vegetable Curry

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Golden Vegetable Curry
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Serves: 6
  • 2 tsp of coriander seeds
  • 2 tsp of cumin seeds
  • 6 cloves of garlic, peeled
  • 1 onion, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp of roughly chopped ginger
  • 2 red chillies, tops removed and deseeded
  • 1 tbsp of ground turmeric
  • 2 tsp of salt
  • 2 tsp of sugar
  • CURRY:
  • 1½ tbsp of olive oil
  • 1 large onion, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 3 potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 4 carrots, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1½ cups of button mushrooms, trimmed and quartered
  • 400ml tin of coconut milk
  • 1 red capsicum, deseeded and roughly chopped
  • 2 dozen green beans, trimmed and cut into thirds
  • 2 cups of baby spinach leaves
  1. Begin by making the curry paste. Place all of the ingredients into a food processor and process until well combined.
  2. Place a large saucepan over a medium heat and add the olive oil and cook the curry paste for 5 minutes, until aromatic. Add the chopped onion, potatoes, mushrooms and carrots. Coat in the curry paste before adding the coconut milk. Reduce the heat to a medium low and simmer for 20 minutes, or until the potato is tender. Add the capsicum and simmer for further 5 minutes. Finally add the green beans and spinach leaves and cook for a few minutes so that the spinach wilts. Serve with steamed rice and pappadums.
Feel free to use whatever vegetables you desire. Also try adding chickpeas once the potato is tender.


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  1. Rosa July 12, 2012  3:28 pm Reply

    Scrumptious looking! Vegetable curries are always enjoyable. What a beautiful color.



  2. Kyrstie @ A Fresh Legacy July 12, 2012  4:10 pm Reply

    I love a curry in this weather too Jennifer. Especially one with lots of vegetables. Your recipe sounds lovely and easy to make.

  3. Thanh @ eat, little bird July 12, 2012  6:05 pm Reply

    I love making curries also, especially making the paste from scratch as it beats anything that you can buy in a jar. This looks so lovely and golden, and I love how you have served it with pappadums - my favourite!

    • Jennifer July 16, 2012  12:23 pm Reply

      Pappadums are a necessary with any good curry as far as I am concerned :D

  4. JJ @ 84thand3rd July 12, 2012  8:57 pm Reply

    Sounds like the perfect meal to add to our winter menu!

  5. Kathryn July 12, 2012  10:08 pm Reply

    This sounds like a perfect bowl of super tasty comfort food!

  6. Carole July 13, 2012  10:17 am Reply

    Oh, that looks and sounds divine. I love curry, so will try this one soon.

  7. jen @ giftboxology July 13, 2012  11:43 am Reply

    that looks amazing and i have little doubt that it tastes amazing.
    i am definitely going to make, i absolutely adore curries, i love the rice and all the accompaniments - yogurt, paddadums, chutney, lemons, etc.

  8. Nami | Just One Cookbook July 13, 2012  12:02 pm Reply

    I was just talking to my son how much I want to eat curry right after we were done with dinner. I haven't made one for a while and now I see your delicious pictures... drool. I just ate dinner but I can easily eat your bowl of curry and rice HAPPILY. Love this recipe! :D

  9. Claire @ Claire K Creations July 13, 2012  1:45 pm Reply

    I think curry is almost better the next day as leftovers. That extra time in the fridge does something amazing to the flavours!

    This looks like the perfect winter warmer. I'm the same with recipes. When I find a good thing I make over and over!

  10. Kankana July 13, 2012  3:47 pm Reply

    I didn't know you like to eat curries. This sounds very much like an Indian dish and I see you like pappadam on the side!

    • Jennifer July 16, 2012  2:17 pm Reply

      I adore curries :D I'd eat them all the time if I could, as far as the pappadums go, they are a necessity as far as I'm concerned :D

  11. thelittleloaf July 13, 2012  4:20 pm Reply

    I should be reading this and thinking it's totally unsuitable because it's summer in the UK...but actually it's been so cold and grey and rainy lately that some golden vegetable curry is exactly what I need to inject some warmth and sunshine into my life! Looks lovely.

  12. Jenny July 13, 2012  9:39 pm Reply

    This looks beautiful! I'm enjoying/suffering through intense summer heat and humidity right now, but I think it's always the season for curry!

    • Jennifer July 16, 2012  2:22 pm Reply

      I think you're right Jenny, it's always the season for curry :D

  13. Val @ Tips on Healthy Living July 14, 2012  7:18 am Reply

    I love that you make your own curry paste. Bravo! The color is gorgeous. Lately I've been using coconut oil in dishes like this and I really recommend trying it out in your next curry.

    • Jennifer July 16, 2012  2:24 pm Reply

      Thanks Val :D I've not tried coconut oil yet, but thanks for the suggestion, I will give it a try. :)

  14. Sanjeeta kk July 15, 2012  5:23 pm Reply

    My kind of comfort food, love curries with chappatis and rice. This looks delicious.

  15. Emma @CakeMistress July 15, 2012  5:53 pm Reply

    I've been dreaming of a good yellow curry since I had one at ChinChin. Consider this bookmarked :)

    • Jennifer July 16, 2012  2:20 pm Reply

      I hope you enjoy it Emma :D

  16. Simone July 16, 2012  1:52 am Reply

    I should really not be looking at foodblogs shortly before dinner as my stomach is growling now from looking at that delicious curry!

  17. Amee July 16, 2012  1:56 am Reply

    This just looks so delicious!! I am amazed every time I visit.

  18. beti July 16, 2012  7:01 am Reply

    I love how bright it looks!

  19. Ange December 17, 2012  11:35 pm Reply

    I made this tonight -- absolutely delicious! Rave reviews from this household. I used only two carrots but added a sweet potato, and substituted the mushrooms for vegetarian mock chicken. Rice and roti bread on the side -- yum!

    • Jennifer December 21, 2012  2:19 pm Reply

      I'm so glad you enjoyed it Ange. The sweet potato addition is a great idea. Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback. Have a wonderful Christmas :D


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