Prep 40 mins
Cook 20 mins
This recipe was sent to me by a friend from Wales and she said she got it from the Herb Society. Its very spicy and healthy.
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1 piece gingerroot (1-inch piece roughly chopped.)
- 3 tablespoons sunflower oil (ghee or veggie oil)
- 2 teaspoons mustard seeds (black)
- 2 teaspoons cumin seeds
- 1 teaspoon coriander seed (coursely crushed)
- 2 cinnamon sticks (1-inch pieces)
- 20 -30 curry leaves (fresh)
- 2 onions (red finely chopped)
- 1 (14 ounce) can chickpeas (drained)
- 3 tomatoes (skinned, deseeded, rough chopped)
- 7 ounces potatoes (use new and cut in half)
- 1 teaspoon turmeric (ground)
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 (14 ounce) can coconut milk
- 1⁄4 cup coriander leaves (rough chop)
- Either grind the garlic and ginger with 2 tablespoons of water in a small electric gringer, or in a cup with a hand-held processer wand, or pound to a paste in a mortar with a little salt, then work in the water.
- Heat the oil/ghee in a wok or deep fryer pan over moderate-high heat.
- Add the mustard, cumin, coriander seeds and cinnamon sticks.
- Stir a few seconds until the mustard seeds start to pop.
- Add the curry leaves at arm's length and stir for a further 30 seconds or so.
- Tip in the onions, chickpeas, tomatoes and potatoes and ginger paste and cook for another 3 minutes or so.
- Stir frequently.
- Add the turmeric and salt together and stir for another minute.
- Add the coconut mil and bring to a boil.
- Then simmer until potatoes are just cooked through, adding a little water if needed.
- By the time the potatoes are done, the sauce should be thickened and clingy, rather then runny.
- Serve hot, scatter with thje coriander and accompany with warm naan bread.
Made this for dinner tonight alongside naan and lime coriander rice. It was very very good. I would however add some chopped chilli to the garlic/ginger paste next time for a little "heat". We all enjoyed it. Thanks
This was FABULOUS! I was very excited to make this because it was my first time using curry leaves (hard to believe but true). Everybody loved it. made for PAC 9/07.