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Sunday 8 January 2023

Winter Vegetable Curry

Why not perk up winter vegetable leftovers like cooked carrots, parsnips, swede, squash, roast potatoes and greens, with this fragrant coconut curry. A very tasty vegetarian dish 😋

Serves Four
4 tbsp coconut or olive oil
1 tbsp black mustard seeds
10 fresh or 20 dried curry leaves
150g/5½oz shallots, finely sliced
3 large garlic cloves, finely sliced
40g/1½oz ginger, peeled and finely chopped
30g/1oz fresh coriander, stalks finely sliced, leaves roughly chopped
½–1 red chilli, finely sliced
2 tsp ground turmeric
2 x 400ml tins coconut milk
150ml/5fl oz vegetable stock or water
600g/1lb 5oz cooked seasonal vegetables (such as parsnips, swede, carrots, squash or roast potatoes*)
200g/7oz cooked greens (such as Brussels sprouts, cavolo nero, chard, spinach or kale)
salt and freshly ground black pepper
low carb naan bread, to serve

1. Using a large pan on a medium heat, warm the oil and add the mustard seeds. Cook until they begin to pop, then add the curry leaves and fry for 30 seconds.

2. Add the shallots, garlic, ginger and coriander stalks, and season with salt and pepper. Cook for about 10 minutes, stirring often, or until the shallots soften.

3. Once softened, add some or all of the chilli (depending on your taste) and turmeric. Cook for a further minute before stirring in the coconut milk and vegetable stock (or water). Bring to a simmer and cook for five minutes to allow all the flavours to develop. Taste and add salt and freshly ground black pepper if needed.

4. Add the vegetables and slowly bring back to a simmer. Cook for five minutes, then take off the heat and stir through the coriander leaves.

5. Serve hot with low carb naan breads to mop up the delicious sauce.
See original recipe idea here

*Many diabetics, and those who choose a lower carb lifestyle, do not include potatoes in their menu plans. Always remember that recipes can be amended slightly to suit your needs and adjust the carbs or nutrition requirements accordingly. If you would like a lower carb alternative to potatoes, you will find some suggestions here

~ I'm keeping my eye open for some January snowdrops ~
haven't seen any yet - have you?

For readers who may prefer the opposite to winter why not try this Summer Tomato Pie, details here

You will find a variety of recipes and articles within this blog, and not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e., use your meter. If you have any concerns about your health, it is always advisable to consult your doctor or health care team.

All the best Jan


My name is Erika. said...

No January snowdrops where I live. They would probably bloom early April. But that veggie curry looks yummy and perfect for a cold day. Happy new week to you both.

Tom said...

...we will need to wait until March for snowdrops.

Catarina said...

That looks pretty good!!

peppylady (Dora) said...

Our snowdrops comes usually end of February or though March.
Coffee is on and stay safe

Carola Bartz said...

When I was still living in Germany, we always looked out for snowdrops.
Except for the coconut milk, the curry sounds delicious.
I wish you all the best for 2023!

happyone said...

The snowdrops are so pretty.
Not a fan of curry.

DVArtist said...

It is so cold, wet and windy here that this would be a lovely dinner. Thank you for your well wishes for my health.

Chatty Crone said...

I love veggie soup - although that looks a little different from the one I make. Looks good though.

William Kendall said...

I imagine that could get spicy.

Teresa said...

Esas sopas se ven muy bien. Me encantan las campanillas, pero no las tenga en mi jardín. Besos.

Lowcarb team member said...

In this post I said-

"I'm keeping my eye open for some January snowdrops, haven't seen any yet - have you?"

For readers interested in snowdrops.

Here in the UK the average flowering date for snowdrops is 26th January.
Read more about snowdrops here

All the best Jan

Martha said...

A very filling and delicious recipe! YUMMY

J.P. Alexander said...

Gracias por la receta.

The Happy Whisk said...

Oh yum. So my kinda soup!

Conniecrafter said...

I have not seen any snowdrops but that would be wonderful to come upon them that is for sure.

Angie's Recipes said...

Looks so warming and comforting. I love to use coconut milk to make curry too.

Elephant's Child said...

The snowdrops are gorgeous. We love a curry here - and the flavours often improve with reheating.

Jo said...

That looks tasty.

Giorgio said...

Great veggies soup! Thank you for the recipe :-)

It's me said...

Love this….happy week 🍀❤️🍀🐾

eileeninmd said...

The dish and recipe sounds yummy. I do not see the snowdrops here, maybe I should plant some for next year. Take care, have a great week ahead.

R's Rue said...


Christine said...

Delicious! Pretty snowdrops

carol l mckenna said...

Lovely snowdrops photo and delish looking veggie soup ~ Xo

Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Caroline said...

It's looking delicious. Greetings Caroline

Bill said...

Looks and sounds good.

Iris Flavia said...

Sounds very yummy!
In my parent´s garden there were always heaps of snowdrops.
Here I hardly see one...

Hena Tayeb said...

That looks so good. I could just reach and eat a spoonful or two!

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Beautiful snowdrops and healthy recipe... Happy 2023

Snowbird said...

That looks delicious and spicy. You have reminded me to go on a snowdrop

Debbie said...

i have not seen any snowdrops, but i see all of my tulips starting to push up from the ground with all of the spring like temperatures we have been having!!

this sounds like a "clean out your frig" kinda recipe, and make something fabulous!!

Lorrie said...

I poked around the garden yesterday and didn't see any sign of snowdrops, but a couple of hellebore buds are emerging from the ground. There is a beautiful patch of snowdrops just starting in my neighbour's garden that I'm admiring.

Creations By Cindy said...

Oh that soup looks so good! I love soups, all year round! Hugs and blessings, Cindy