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This is one of the tastiest vegetarian dishes ever. I love cooking with fresh turmeric, the vibrant colour, flavour and fragrance it imparts in the curry really warms the soul! You can choose what ever mix of vegetables you have in your fridge to make your own version.

Prep: 15 MINS
Cook Time: 30 MINS
Serves: 6-8


Heat oven to 180C.

Place pumpkin and cauliflower pieces on a roasting tray, add olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast for 20 minutes or until the pumpkin is cooked. Remove from the oven when done.

While the vegetables are roasting, heat the coconut oil in a pan, add onion and saute gently for 2 mins. Add the turmeric, ginger, garlic, lemongrass, kaffir lime and 1/2 of the chilli. Stir for a minute to release the fragrance.

Add the roasted vegetables and stir for a further minute. Add the coconut cream, chickpeas and brine and bring to a gentle simmer. Add capsicum, beans and courgette and cook for a further 5 minutes or until vegetables are cooked to your liking.

Mix together the coriander and crispy shallots in a small bowl, fold in the remaining chilli.

Put the curry in a large serving bowl or platter and top with the crispy topping. Serve with the jasmine rice

Vegetarian Turmeric Curry


1/2 pumpkin, skin removed and flesh cut into bite sized pieces
1/2 cauliflower, cut into bite sized pieces
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1 red onion
2cm x 4cm piece of fresh turmeric, grated
4cm fresh ginger, finely grated
2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
1 lemongrass stalk, use white end only, grated on a microplane
6 kaffir lime leaves, discard stem and finely slice
1 chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
1 can coconut cream
1 can chickpeas,including brine
2 capsicums, sliced into strips
200g green beans, trimmed and cut into pieces
1 courgette, chopped

For the topping:
1 bunch coriander, roughly chopped
2-3 tablespoons crispy shallots

To serve:
Steamed jasmine rice

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