I love this warming creamy curry dish that can be versatile enough to add the herbs and spices you like, leaving out anything you don’t!

This is the best reason there is to cooking from scratch as you can tailor dishes to the way you enjoy the most, not having to worry about pushing your food around on your plate because you don’t like a certain ingredient. You can keep this dish as simply as you like by just adding tofu, herbs & spices or by adding other vegetables to this dish, which I have done, to increase the volume, use up some left-over vegetables & simply add additional textures and flavours to this creamy dish. Please choose for yourself.

Serves 4

Ingredients

1 tbsp coconut oil
1 pack (280g) firm tofu drained, dried with kitchen towel and cut in small cubes

1 inch fresh ginger, grated
1 small red chilli, deseeded and finely slice

1 tbsp mild curry powder 
2 tsp garam masala
1 1/2 tsp salt  
1 tsp turmeric powder
Pinch of freshly ground black pepper

1 medium potato, peeled and chopped into small cubes/pieces (optional however adds more variety and filling to the dish)
1 cup white cabbage (or 1 onion) finely sliced
1 red pepper, deseeded and chopped into small cubes/pieces (optional however adds more variety and filling to the dish)

1 tsp maple syrup
1/2 cup canned coconut milk
1 tsp tomato puree
1 tbsp lemon juice

2 tbsp chopped cilantro to serve
1 cup fresh spinach to add at the end, before serving (optional)

Brown or basmati rice to serve or some naan bread.

Method

  1. In a large deep frying pan, add the coconut oil and saute the tofu, making sure you brown it on all sides
  2. Add ginger & chilli and saute for a minute before adding in all the other herbs and spices
  3. Mix really well and saute for 2 minutes
  4. Add any vegetables you choose to include in this dish before adding 1/2 cup of hot water
  5. Add coconut milk, tomato puree, lemon juice & maple syrup and mix
  6. Turn heat down and gently cook for 30 minutes (you want to end with a creamy textured Korma so please decide if you need to add any more water than you already have to the pan)
  7. Add spinach to finish
  8. Dish onto a plate onto of rice or bread of your choice and garnish with fresh coriander

Absolutely delicious, healthy alternative and gluten free, not forgetting 100% plant-based!

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