Monday, July 29, 2013

Vegetarian Mixed Vegetable Curry

The original version of this curry [from Yum Yum magazine No. 72] is without shallots [a vegetarian version for religious purpose].  Here, I added shallots/onions to this curry cos' it is not for religious vegetarian diet.  By adding shallots, the curry will be thicker and more fragrant.
Curry Paste [Blended and Mix with powdered ingredients]
4 red chillies
10 dried chillies - soaked
3 lemongrass
5 candlenuts [buah keras]
100 gm shallots [optional]
3 tbsp meat curry powder
2-3 tsp mixed halba
1 tbsp coriander powder
1/2 tbsp tumeric powder
4-5 tbsp cooking oil
250 gm cabbage - washed and break into pieces
1 carrot - peeled and cut wedges
1 eggplant - washed and cut thick wedges
150 gm long beans - washed and cut 4 cm length
200 gm tofu pok [tofu puff]
2 pandan leaves - washed and knotted
5-6 kaffir lime leaves - stems removed
1200 ml water
2 tbsp light soy sauce
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tbsp sugar
1200 ml water
150 ml thick coconut milk [1 used 135 ml plain yoghurt]
  1. Heat up oil, saute aromatic, spices and curry paste until fragrant and oil separates.
  2. Add vegetables, seasoning and stir fry to mix ingredients well.  Add in water.
  3. Bring to boil and cook until vegetables are tender.  Add in tofu puffs and coconut milk or yoghurt.
  4. Bring to boil and off heat.  Stir in the kaffir lime leaves.
  5. Dish out to serve with plain rice.
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ivy sew said...

Yummy. Happen to see it in YumYum magazine too, hahaha...

kitchen flavours said...

Hi Kimmy,
Your vegetable curry looks so delicious! Have not eaten veggie curry for ages! I could slurp on the gravy and eat a bowl of this curry without any rice! Haha!
Thank you for linking to CYB!

Kimmy said...

Hi Ivy, the curry is not very spicy but I used the spicy type of dried chillies. It is spicy enough for my hubby's taste buds.

Kimmy said...

Hi Joyce, my hubby's siblings love vegetable curries. I'll be cooking this again when there is a family gathering. The spices make the curry more aromatic.

PH said...

Kimmy, I love vegetarian mix vege curry. My grandma's ex-neighbour used to give her some on the days when the neighbour observe vegetarian diet (1st and 15th of the month). It was something I looked forwards to :)

Esther Lau said...

Hi Kimmy, your veggie curry looks SEDAP!!! Wish I can have them for dinner :)

Kimmy said...

Hi Phong Hong, the curry must be BEST. I would love to have some too.

Kimmy said...

Hi Esther, sorrylah, finished long ago. Next time, huh!

Kit @ i-lostinausten said...

Sedaplicious curry & great for my vegetarian friday menu!

Kimmy said...

Hi Kit, sometimes it's good to go meatless for some meals. I noticed the kitchen is cleaner.

Kinny Lau said...

Hi, thanks for this recipe! Can I ask when you add the Pandan leaves? Together with the vegetables, or at the end with the kaffir lime leaves?

Kimmy said...

Hi Kinny, using pandan leaves is for added fragrance but optional. You can choose to add it while frying the curry paste or add in when you add the vegetables. You can omit it if it is unavailable.