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Vegan Curry Feast
easy curried hummus
“Winter is not a season, it’s a celebration – Anamika Mishra”

Make some tea or coffee.. it’s long!

So I’m just going to be very honest here, I am a huge fan of winter! (If we can’t be friends anymore I totally get it!) There’s just something so special about getting cozy and eating wholesome, comforting food! Not to mention hot chocolate, movies and board games.. but that’s for another day!

Here is a winter curry spread for you to serve at your next dinner party, so put blankets out for all your guests and light the fire. Gather around the table, get cozy and share stories while tucking in and sipping on red wine!

First of all, I love Biryani! I love rice dishes and I’m not a huge fan of too much sauce so I prefer the “dry” side of food if I can say that! These three incredible dishes compliment each other so well.. the curried hummus is great as a starter and an even better side dish! I like to spread the curried hummus onto the roti and fill it up with Biryani, this also makes it great to eat with the hands!

We eat curry so often (even in summer) because we love the flavours and curry is actually so easy to make! It is also full of immune boosting spices like ginger, turmeric, garlic, cayenne pepper and more which are all great for fighting off infection during the colder months!

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Ingredients

Curried Hummus

  • 1 cup organic chickpeas (drained and rinsed)
  • 1/3 cup coconut milk (add more as needed)
  • 1 tsp mild curry powder
  • 1 tbsp red curry paste
  • 1/2 tsp fresh garlic
  • 1 pinch of pink salt

Beetroot Rotis

  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup beetroot (grated)
  • 1/4 cup filtered water
  • 1 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp vegan butter

Biryani

  • 500ml vegetable stock
  • 250g basamti rice
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 bay leafs
  • 3 cloves
  • 1 onion (sliced)
  • 6 cm grated ginger
  • 1 green chilli (add more to turn up the heat)
  • 3 tbsp red curry paste
  • 2 large carrots (sliced)
  • 1 tin whole tomatoes
  • 1 punnet musrooms (sliced)
  • 1 small cauliflower (cut into florets)
  • 2/3 cup sultanas
  • 1 handful coriander (roughly chopped)
  • 1 pinch of pink salt
  • 1 tbsp coconut yogurt
  • 1/2 fresh lime

Method

Curried Hummus

  1. Blend all ingredients together in a Omniblend high-speed blender and blend on high for 60 seconds or until smooth
  2. Add more coconut milk for a smoother / less thick hummus
  3. Serve with a drizzle of olive oil and chilli flakes

Beetroot Rotis

  1. To make the dough, add the grated beetroot and water to a Omniblend high-speed blender and blend to make a smooth puree.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add the whole-wheat flour and pour in the blended beetroot.
  3. Combine well using finger tips and knead into a soft dough, adding water if need be.
  4. Set aside and cover for 15 minutes.
  5. Remove the dough from the bowl and add olive oil.
  6. Knead the dough again and flatten it out then divide the dough into five balls and gently flatten with the palms of your hands. Roll out into thin rounds (about the size of a small pizza) using a rolling pin.
  7. Heat some coconut oil in a pan over a high heat and add one roti at a time, once bubbles start to appear flip over and cook the other side.
  8. Spread vegan butter over the rotis and place under the grill for a few minutes, checking often, be careful they do not burn.

Briyani

  1. In a large pot, heat the coconut oil and add the bay leafs, cloves, onion, ginger, garlic, chilli and homemade red curry paste, cook for 7 minutes.
  2. Add mushrooms, carrots and cauliflower florets and cook for a further 15 minutes.
  3. Add in the tinned tomatoes, sultanas, coriander and vegetable stock, season to taste.
  4. Rinse and add the rice, bring to the boil.
  5. Once boiling turn the heat down and allow to simmer for 25 – 30 minutes, stiring occasionally. NB check that the rice does not burn at the bottom of the pot.
  6. Turn off the heat and allow to steam with the lid on for 10 minutes.
  7. Top with coconut yoguhrt and serve with the beetroot rotis.

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These recipes have been prepared with an Omniblend I high speed commercial blender available online and through selected stores https://omniblend.co.za

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