Posts Tagged ‘ vegetarian ’

Carrot and Cashew Curry

This is one of my favourite recipes taken from the “Another Dinner is Possible”. Its great with raita and spicy rice.

Ingredients Serves 4-6

750g carrots

120ml oil

1-2 onions

7cm peice ginger

2tsp garam masala

1/2-1tsp chili powder

2 tsp flour

200g cashew nuts

2ml stock

3 fresh tomatoes or 200g tinned chopped

salt and pepper


1. Cut the carrot into batons, halve and slice the onion. Peel and shred the ginger.

2. Heat the oil, frying the onion unitl clear and then add the carrots. Cook over a medium heat, adding the ginger, garam masala and chili. After 5 mins, add the flour, cashews and stock. Simmer, covered for 20 mins.

3. Peel and chop the tomatoes and heat through for another 3 or 4 minites.


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Tandoori Paneer Recipe

Since I have recently gone vegan again after a short sojourn into vegetarianism over Christmas, I thought I would post one of my favourite vegetarian (but not vegan) recipes – Tandoori Paneer. Unfortunately it doesn’t ‘veganise’ very well. Tofu just isnt firm enough. I havent tried it with fake cheese yet, but I generally find that stuff tastes like plastic. Any ideas on how to veganise it are most welcome!

Ingredients 4 servings

2 blocks of paneer

handful of chopped fresh coriander

salt (to taste, depending on how salty your paneer is)

Spice mixture –

1 tbsp grated root ginger

1 tbsp crushed garlic

half tsp hot paprika / chilli powder

1 tsp tumeric

1 tbsp ground cumin

2 tbsp oil

2 tbsp lemon juice


1 Mix all the spices together

2. toss cubes of the paneer in the spice mix, adding in the coriander

3. spread the paneer on a tray and grill for 10-15 mins, until sizzling and crisp.