This comforting celeriac coconut curry is everything you could ask for and more. When the weather gets cold our bodies crave for warming meals, and if your are looking for a warm hug from the inside out, this might be the recipe for you. Come get yourselves some vegan comfort food!…
With Autumn being around the corner it’s time to reintroduce some comforting foods! What am I saying, I’ll have dishes like this in the middle of summer, still they are your best friends during fall and winter. This dish is made for all those beet haters out there, because I’m pretty sure that even you won’t hate this curry! I mean look how comforting this dish is, even teddy is having a moment!
As an adult one of my favorite dishes are curries, this is something that hasn’t changed from my childhood, therefore these dishes instantly transport me to another time. Curries are, for me, some of the most comforting dishes, but there’s another comfort food that’s high on the list. Pasta.
This is one of those foods that almost anyone enjoys, I mean who doesn’t like fries? As much as I love fries, they don’t love me back, they’ll leave me feeling sluggish and heavy, I don’t actually like eating that much oil myself. But there’s a healthier alternative, baked fries, I’m pretty sure by now everyone’s familiar with these healthy fries, they’re just so good!
These sweet potato fries are quite simple to make and very satisfying to eat, but don’t worry, if you hate sweet potato you can easily sub them for regular potatoes, works just as well, they’ll even get a bit crisper. You could coat them with some corn starch to make them more crisp, but I don’t find that necessary when making these for myself. Also feel free to play around with the spices, you may or may not like the curry powder, swap it out for some smoked paprika or Italian herbs, the options are endless!You can have these plain as is with some sauce (hmm sriracha) or you can go all the way and be extra like me by making cheesy sweet potato fries. All you need to do is wait till the fries are done and make a little pile, now cover this with your favorite vegan cheese and melt it in the oven. Now scoop them up and place them on a platter top with some pickled jalapeños and top it with something green which in my case turned out to be cress to make you feel like you’re eating something really healthy.
Now let’s show all those skeptical people vegans don’t only eat lettuce and carrots, which are both equally tasty by the way. Let’s get baking!
Curry Sweet Potato Fries
- 1 big sweet potato or three small/medium ones
- 2 tsp curry masala powder
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- drizzle extra virgin olive oil
- to taste sa;t
- Start by cutting the sweet potato into sticks. Soak them in a bowl with water to remove some of the starch for about 30 minutes to a couple of hours if you're having them later on the day.
- Preheat the oven to 220 celcius or 430 farenheit. Rinse the potatoes and place them on clean kitchen or paper towels to completely dry.
- Now place the dry sweet potato in a bowl and toss them with the spices and drizzle it with some extra virgin olive oil. Line a baking tray with parchment paper and place the fries on top making sure there is space between each fry.
- After about 15 minutes you can remove the tray and flip the fries, now add them back to the oven and bake for another 15 minutes or until you get slightly burnt edges. Enjoy!
“But where do you get your protein!?”, a common question many vegans seem to deal with, even I got asked the question on several occasions. Now I may not be a nutritionist but I do know that rice and beans make a complete protein, so my answer has to be, (here it comes) rice and beans! This simple combination has been a staple ever since I remember.
Tip: When you use canned or beans from a jar always wash them to remove the soaking water, this will make you feel less gassy. Wash them until the little bubbles disappear.
I love greens and I love curry, why not marry these together into a nice delicious sauce to eat over rice, with some bread, roti or whatever else your heart desires. This is not a traditional curry recipe, but instead inspired by the delicious indian/surinamese dishes I loved to eat. One thing that makes this dish so great is that it will take about 20 minutes to create, nothing fancy, just good food!
There will be lots more simple and easy dishes appearing on the blog because we all can use some simplicity. Of course you can still expect crazy rainbow dishes like this recipe for rainbow sushi or this recipe for unicorn dumplings.
I used green bell pepper, peas, cilantro and sugar snaps, but for an even greener curry you can add spinach or ever kale, use whatever your heart desires. The heat in this dish is mild so if you like it spicy your can add a chilli pepper or another tablespoon of chilli flakes (gochugaru), and if you don’t like any heat at all you can skip the peppers.
And of course you can spot my bowl, which has pink rice (coloured with beet powder), because why have white rice when you can have any other colour? I never skip an opportunity to feed my chakras!
Hope you’ll love this recipe, feel free to let me know if you made it or made a variation of this dish!
Green Vegetable Curry
- 1 red onion chopped
- 4 cloves garlic minced
- 125 grams mushrooms chopped
- 100 grams sugar snaps
- 1 1/2 cup peas
- 1 green bell pepper chopped
- 1 handful cilantro
- 1 tbsp curry powder
- 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
- 1 tbsp gochugaru or chilli flakes (optional)
- Start by sauteeing the onion and garlic over medium/low for about 3 minutes with a pinch of salt. After this you add the mushrooms, sugar snaps, bell pepper and peas, curry powder, cumin and gochugaru (or chilli flakes) Cook these for about 5 minutes before adding about 3/4 cup of water and cook for another 5 minutes to make it nice and saucy. Sprinkle some cilantro on top of the final dish. I had it with rice but you can have it with roti, or some bread, or whatever else you like. Enjoy.