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.
5. Serve hot with low carb naan breads to mop up the delicious sauce.
All the best Jan