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vegan guests arriving in four hours - please help!

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ringle Fri 10-Nov-17 13:22:24

I have two vegan guests - one of whom is also a very important client of mine!! arriving on four hours.

Please please help me make a variety of delicious curry dishes. I can pop down to the shops. I can cook reasonably well but I'm used to being able to use meat to add favour,etc.

CrabappleCake Fri 10-Nov-17 13:24:26

Some great recipes.

MsHarry Fri 10-Nov-17 13:28:42

How about a creamy chickpea and spinach curry made with coconut milk? I made a pumpkin curry with coconut last week. Sprinkle some toasted cashew nuts on top.My DD is vegetarian and we often make vegan meals without realising it. If all else fails, there's always beans on toast!

RatRolyPoly Fri 10-Nov-17 13:29:15

Are you averse to using jarred curry paste?

Soften a couple of finely chopped onions, add half a jar of rogan josh or madras curry paste (or almost any curry paste I guess - this isn't authentic, but it's quick and easy!) and cook out the spices for a couple of minutes. Add a bag of sweet potatoes (peeled and cubed), add a tin of chopped tomatoes, a tin of chickpeas and a tin of tap water. Simmer until the sweet potatoes are cooked. Turn off the heat and stir through a big handful of chopped fresh coriander. BOOM. Done.

ringle Fri 10-Nov-17 13:29:46

lol beans on toast!

yes to the guardian link. Crabapple,have you made any of these? can you recommend easier ones from the list?

ringle Fri 10-Nov-17 13:30:31

yes to chickpea spinach coconut. Are you able to share a recipe?

I'm just losing a bit of confidence here....

MsHarry Fri 10-Nov-17 13:30:43

With curry, you rarely taste the meat so it's a good choice. Make sure you fry your spices in the oil before adding the onion and garlic(lots). Mustard seeds and cumin seeds are great for this. Full fat coconut milk and a little veggie stock too.

ringle Fri 10-Nov-17 13:31:07

Are you averse to using jarred curry paste?


ringle Fri 10-Nov-17 13:31:58

blast I just ran out of cumin seeds

I'm going to have to go shopping....

by the way, I love cardamon.

Bubblysqueak Fri 10-Nov-17 13:33:14

I've just made the perfect one. butternut squash and chickpea curry.

I've used frozen butternut squash as can't be bothered to cut and chop.

butternut squash
tin of chickpeas
coconut milk
tikka masala sauce (I used a jar but you can make homemade with tomato onion and spices.

throw all into a large saucepan and simmer until cooked.

Racheyg Fri 10-Nov-17 13:33:31

Racheyg Fri 10-Nov-17 13:34:16

I've just made this as we are going to centre parcs with two vegans and it's delish xx

CrabappleCake Fri 10-Nov-17 13:36:11

Make a Dahl -

Buy some flat breads

MsHarry Fri 10-Nov-17 13:36:23

Ok I don't cook to reap but make this type of curry most weeks so can give a rough idea. For 4 people?

2 white onions chopped
3/4 grated cloves of garlic
1tbsp coconut oil or veg oil

1tsp cumin seeds
1tsp coriander seeds
1tsp mustard seeds
1tsp turmeric
1tsp ground cumin
1tsp garam masala

1 tin coconut milk
1 tin chick peas
1/2 pint veg stock
1 bag baby spinach

Serve with brown or white rice

Heat oil and spices gently 2 mins
soften opinion and garlic
add chickpeas and veg stock and simmer 5 mins
Add coconut milk and simmer again before adding spinach to wilt
Season to taste and serve with fresh coriander

Dry toast cashew nuts in a pan and scatter on top

Put rice on first as the curry doesn't take long. Tastes better if cooked ahead or day before(for future)

CrabappleCake Fri 10-Nov-17 13:36:44

Oh and buy some yougurt, mint and cucumber and make a quick raita and put some chutneys on the table.

bluebells1 Fri 10-Nov-17 13:37:22

Rice, Chapati, Dal with no cream or butter, Vegetable curry, an Indian green salad (cucumber, tomatoes, Onions sliced), Indian pickle, popadums and you are good to go!

MsHarry Fri 10-Nov-17 13:37:40

Vegans don't eat yoghurt!

ringle Fri 10-Nov-17 13:37:42

<prints thread>

quick question - what is the best type of potato to curry?

bluebells1 Fri 10-Nov-17 13:38:23

crabapplecake vegans = no Yogurt. Soy yogurt tastes horrible in a raitha.

MsHarry Fri 10-Nov-17 13:38:45

Add chilli if you want heat obvs.

RatRolyPoly Fri 10-Nov-17 13:38:50

ringle the cheapest grin

Okay, perhaps i'm not the best person to answer that...

bluebells1 Fri 10-Nov-17 13:38:53

Red ones are the best OP.

ringle Fri 10-Nov-17 13:38:54

I am encouraged that you are using tinned chick peas.

It gives me hope!!

pity about the yoghurt!

MsHarry Fri 10-Nov-17 13:39:50

Sweet potato is lush in a curry but cooks quickly, so don't add too soon unless you want a mush. Love a regular spud in a curry too. Oh and cauliflower loves a curry.

MontyPants Fri 10-Nov-17 13:39:56

Chop white onions and fry on a low heat until they are nice and brown. Add a good amount of tumeric, along with your chosen curry paste or chosen spices. Add tinned tomatoes and frozen peas. Right at the end, chuck a load of baby spinach in.
Personally I would add tofu, but some vegans get a bit bored of that.
Dead easy, and really nice.
Serve with rice
Maybe make some Bombay potatoes or similar style dish too?
You can get decent vegan "butter". I think the brand is called Pure.
Good luck!!

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