Lotus Bites Curry

Lotus Bites Curry

Preparation Time: 5 mins

Cooking Time: 25 mins

Serves: 2

What You’ll Need:

  • Lotus Bites – 1*17g packs of Tomato and Beetroot Lotus Bites
  • Frozen mixed vegetables (carrots, beans, peppers, broccoli)- 1/2 cup
  • Onion – 1 large (finely chopped)
  • Canned chopped Tomatoes – 1 cup
  • Red chili powder – 1 tsp. If you are more adventurous you can add in 1 finely chopped green chilli
  • Coriander powder – 2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Garlic cloves3
  • Ginger½ inch
  • Aniseed2 pieces
  • Garam Masala powder – 1 tsp optional
  • Cashew nut powder20 g
  • Lemon juice2 tsp
  • Coconut Oil – 2 tsp
  • Himalayan Rock Salt – to taste
  • Coriander leaves – for garnish

What To Do:

  • Heat a pan with oil. Add finely chopped ginger and garlic, cumin seeds and let it sizzle.
  • Add finely chopped onions and sauté till translucent.
  • Add in the canned chopped tomatoes, red chili powder (and finely chopped green chilli optional), garam masala powder (optional), coriander powder, turmeric powder, aniseed and mix well.
  • Cover the pan with a lid and cook over low flame for 4-5 mins till the oil separates.
  • Add in the cashew nut powder and stir well, let it cook for 5 mins.
  • Add frozen mixed vegetables, lemon juice, Himalayan rock salt to taste, 3/4 cup water, mix well, close with a lid and let it simmer for another 5 mins.
  • Add Organic Turmeric Lotus Bites, simmer for a minute and switch off the stove.
  • The Lotus Bites will absorb the water and the gravy will thicken as it cools down.
  • If you are going to cook this curry ahead, add the Lotus Bites in, just before reheating and serve.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with Naan Breads or Basmati Rice and enjoy the mix of different textures of some soft Lotus Bites and some crunchy ones in a spiced gravy!

 

by Charlie Bloom