Monday 4 June 2018

Carrot and Sweet Potato Korma

carrot and sweet potato korma

I've posted quite a few curry recipes now but I wanted to create a milder version for those who can't tolerate spice. Personally, I rarely opt for korma (growing up with a South American mother has given me a pretty high spice tolerance!) but this particular recipe was inspired by my PT & friend, Alice, who doesn't like spicy foods but told me that she wants to be more adventurous in the kitchen. I hope that this will inspire Alice and others alike to try out this healthy twist on the classic Korma which tastes fragrant & flavourful (& even if you're a spice fiend like me, it's so yummy & easy to make that it's worth giving a try!). I like to serve this with quinoa as a lighter option than rice because it already contains carbs with the sweet potato.

Three great health benefits: promotes healthy skin, boosts immunity, anti-inflammatory 

Serves 2-3
Enjoy immediately

2 tbsp coconut oil
1 onion, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1 inch piece fresh ginger, grated
1 tsp ground turmeric
1 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp ground coriander
1/4 tsp hot chilli powder
3 carrots, chopped (200g)
2 small sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped into bitesized pieces (325g)
1 x 400ml can coconut milk 
3 tbsp desiccated coconut (I always use unsweetened)
3 tbsp ground almonds
Sea salt & black pepper
2 tsp flaked almonds

1) Warm the coconut oil in a large saucepan over a medium heat on the hob. Add the onion and lightly fry for a few minutes until softened. 
2) Next, add the garlic and ginger and cook for a further minute, stirring constantly.
3) Stir in the spices (turmeric, garam masala, cumin, ground coriander and chilli) and cook for a further minute.
4) Add the carrot and sweet potato and stir, ensuring that they are covered in the spice mixture. 
5) Add the coconut milk and simmer over a medium heat for 10 minutes, stirring regularly, before adding the desiccated coconut & ground almonds. Season with salt & pepper. Stir and simmer for a further 5- 10 minutes until the vegetables are cooked through. Sprinkle with the flaked almonds to serve.

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