Plant based Munchies

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Vegetable (Butter Chicken) curry


Butterless Chickenless Butter Chicken

Butterless Chickenless Butter Chicken

What do you call butter chicken when it has no butter and no chicken? I guess that makes it a vegetable curry. But really, it’s more exciting than that. There are two other curries on this blog: tikka masala and korma. I make those often because they are favourites but some sort of light bulb moment occured the other day when I realised I used to like butter chicken curries! It has a unique flavour (if you’re a discerning curry eater) and is rich. Yum.

I am slowing down my blog posts…1 a day has been fun but as we have grown, I’ve got some great projects on the go (which you’ll hear about soon) and I need to slow the pace down a little. But I can’t not share this one with you. It’s awesome.

So here tis.

1 spanish (purple) onion, finely diced

2 tsp lemon juice

2 tsp ground ginger

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 tsp garam masala

1 tsp cinnamon

2 tsp Indian curry powder

1/2 tsp chili flakes

2 tsp ground cumin

1/2 cup tomato puree

200g crushed tomatoes (tinned)

1/2 cup plain coconut yogurt or coconut cream

1/2 tsp salt

Saute the onion and garlic until translucent. Add in the spice mix and stir briefly until spices become fragrant. Add in tomato paste, tomatoes and 1/4 cup water and lemon juice. Stir on heat for 2 minutes, then set aside. This is your curry paste.

Saute whatever vegetables you like (pumpkin/carrot/sweet potato/onion/ spinach added at the end) and add in your curry paste. Add in coconut cream and 1/2 cup water or vegetable stock and simmer until veggies are cooked. So simple, and so, insanely delicious.


Author: Rah

7 thoughts on “Vegetable (Butter Chicken) curry

  1. Thank-you SO much for posting these. My ex couldn’t stand even the thought of curry, so while we were sharing a home I went without. I won’t pick a partner with such a boring palette again 😛

    • It is my absolute pleasure, thanks for reading. And I hope you enjoy MANY future curries! What a tragedy to miss out 😦 !
      🙂 🙂 🙂

  2. I was worried when I read chicken… but I read further……… looks delicious

  3. I was trying to search the name we use for very similar dish.. i guess we call it Veg Korma.. 🙂
    looks really yummy ..and loved the presentation.

    • Thanks 🙂 I cook kormas too and they are slightly different. I should ask an Indian friend what the go is! It must have a “curry” name rather than “Butter”. 😛

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