A mixed Vegetable Curry that packs a flavour punch, is loaded with veggies and made with common spices that you might even already have in your pantry! Based on a Caribbean curry, this tastes very similar to Indian curries. Make this as spicy as you want – or not!
This is the low carb version of Chickpea Potato Curry that I’ve previously shared which is a long time reader favourite.
Curries have a reputation for being difficult to make, unless you have a helping hand from a jar of curry paste. So the nice thing about this one is that it’s “real” curry recipe that’s made using spices that are available at my local grocery store.
The sauce for this curry is the same as used in the Chickpea Potato Curry (Channa Aloo Curry) my It’s a Caribbean curry from Trinidad, but it tastes very similar to Indian curries. If I didn’t know it was Caribbean, I would think it was an Indian one!
Yes, this recipe calls for a lot of spices – you’ll see in the video that it looks like a lot. And it is a lot – but curries do call for a lot of spices. And the sauce for this Vegetable Curry packs a punch!
The Curry Powder
The main spice used is curry powder. These are the curry powders I typically use – but any brand should be fine, I’ve used plenty over the years.
Don’t feel restricted to just use curry powder in Indian-style curries. It’s used in all sorts of recipes, such as:
Chickpea Potato Curry – very popular with readers!
Everyday Chicken Curry – creamy, mild Western style curry
Adjust the spiciness of this curry by using a mild or hot curry powder, and adjust the amount of cayenne pepper and fresh chilli. These are the variables that affect the spiciness of this curry. Even if you used mild curry powder and left out the cayenne pepper and fresh chilli, there is still loads of flavour in this curry.
This is a Mixed Vegetable curry, and the recipe is more about the sauce than the vegetables you use. In fact, I used slightly different vegetables in the photos vs the video. Just follow the recipe quantities by volume for the vegetables and substitute with what you want.
Healthy flavour explosion. Even the hardest of hardcore carnivores would surely be satisfied with this! – Nagi xx
Watch how to make it
Vegetable Curry recipe video! I use slightly different vegetables in this – more cauliflower and no zucchini.
- 2 tbsp curry powder , mild or hot (Note 1)
- 1 tsp All Spice powder
- 1 tsp nutmeg powder (or 1/2 tsp freshly grated nutmeg)
- 1 1/2 tsp smoked paprika (sub with sweet or ordinary paprika)
- 2 tsp dried thyme leaves (or 3 tsp fresh thyme leaves)
- 1 tsp cumin powder
- 3/4 tsp cayenne pepper (adjust to taste)
- 1 tsp pepper (white or black)
- 3 tbsp cooking oil
- 1 large onion , diced (brown, white, yellow)
- 1 large red chilli / cayenne pepper , deseeded and finely sliced
- 2 large garlic cloves , minced
- 1 large red capsicum / bell pepper * , chopped into 1.7cm / 2/3" pieces (~1.5 cups)
- 800g/ 28 oz canned crushed tomato
- 2 cups (500 ml) vegetable or chicken broth
- 1 zucchini , diced (~1 cup) *
- 2 cups sweet potato * , 1.5cm / 3/5" cubes (~225g/7.5oz)
- 2 cups cauliflower florets * , small / medium (~180g/6oz)
- 3/4 cup frozen peas *
- 2 handfuls baby spinach , optional (Note 2)
- 1/2 cup finely chopped coriander/cilantro (leaves and stems), plus more for garnish
- Salt and pepper
- Yoghurt (plain or Greek)
- Heat oil in a large pot over medium high heat. Add garlic and onion, cook for 2 minutes. Add cayenne and cook until onion is translucent.
- Add Spice Mix and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 - 2 minutes until the spice is fragrant and wet. If too dry, add a tiny touch of water or oil.
- Add capsicum and zucchini, cook for 1 minute.
- Add tomato, broth, potato and cauliflower. Mix well, bring to simmer, cover, lower heat to medium.
- Simmer for 15 minutes or until potato is pretty soft, then remove lid and simmer for another 10 minutes+ until sauce is slightly thickened and potato is soft.
- Add peas, stir, cook for 2 minutes. Add coriander and spinach, stir until wilted.
Life of Dozer
This is how afternoon tea goes down every day. How can one enjoy tea when stinky dog breath is being breathed all over it??
And of course, assuming his usual position while photographing today’s recipe….