Simple Curry

  • Servings: “4“
  • Difficulty: easy
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    For the Paste
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 piece fresh turmeric root
  • 1 inch/thumb fresh ginger
  • 1/2 shallot
  • 1/2 to 1 fresh chili (depending how hot you like it)
  • 60ml olive oil
  • salt & pepper
  • For the Simple Curry:
  • 400ml coconut milk
  • 1 courgette, sliced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 200g pumpkin, peeled and chopped into 2cm cubes
  • 30g red lentils, rinsed
  • 30g rice, rinsed
  • handful of fresh greens – spinach / kale / herbs
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds


  1. Add all ingredients for the paste into a blender and blitz until you have a smooth paste.
  2. Heat the paste in a pan over a medium heat, then add the onion and cook for 5 mins until soft.
  3. Add the rest of vegetables (except the fresh greens), along with the coconut milk, lentils and rice, and simmer over a low heat for 25 mins, until the veg is soft & the rice and lentils are cooked.
  4. Just before serving, stir in the fresh greens, and serve the curry topped with a sprinkle of sesame seeds.

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