Recipe

Very green veggie curry

This fragrant curry is a great way to get more veggies into your day. Full of fresh beans, asparagus, broccolini and the vibrant flavours of lemongrass and ginger, and it can be on your table in 30 minutes

  • 30 mins cooking
  • Makes 4
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Ingredients

  • ¼ cup (60ml) extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 shallot, sliced thinly
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated fresh ginger
  • 1½ cups (375ml) almond and coconut milk
  • 1½ cups (375ml) vegetable stock
  • 1 bunch (175g) broccolini, sliced
  • 1 bunch (170g) asparagus, tips reserved, stems chopped finely
  • 150 g green beans, halved
  • 3 cups (100g) shredded curly kale
  • 150 g sugar snap peas
  • 1½ cups fresh Thai basil leaves
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
Curry Paste
  • 3 green onions (green shallots)
  • 2 fresh long green chillies, seeded
  • 1 stalk lemongrass
  • ½ bunch fresh coriander
  • ½ teaspoon coriander seeds
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric

Method

  • 1
    Coarsely chop green onions, chillies, lemongrass and coriander roots and stems (reserve coriander leaves for step 4). Heat a small frying pan over medium heat. Add coriander and cumin seeds; toast for 1 minute or until fragrant. Process all ingredients in a food processor to form a smooth paste. Season.
  • 2
    Heat a large wok over high heat. Add oil, shallot and ginger; cook for 2 minutes or until softened. Add curry paste and cook, stirring, for a further 2 minutes or until fragrant.
  • 3
    Add almond and coconut milk and stock; bring to the boil. Add broccolini, asparagus stems and green beans; reduce heat to medium and simmer for 3 minutes or until vegetables are almost tender.
  • 4
    Add kale, peas, reserved asparagus tips, half the Thai basil, reserved coriander leaves from the curry paste, fish sauce and honey; simmer for a further 3 minutes.
  • 5
    Top curry with remaining Thai basil and some toasted flaked coconut and pepitas (pumpkin seed kernels), if you like. Serve with some steamed brown rice, if desired.

Notes

Curry paste suitable to freeze. Suitable to microwave.

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