Stew, Thai

Lime and coconut curry with tofu and vegetables

A coconut curry flavored with chilli and lemongrass is very good! Here comes a version inspired by a recipe from “The Meat Free Monday Cookbook”.

Serves 7

500 g firm tofu, diced
1 onion, chopped
1 zucchini, cut into sticks
1 eggplant, cut into smaller pieces
1 bell pepper, chopped
125 g baby corn, cut into smaller pieces
250 g champignons, sliced
2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 green chillies, finely chopped
1 lemon grass stalk, finely chopped
2 tbsp finely grated fresh ginger
800 g coconut milk
2 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
1 tbsp soy
1.5 tsp herb salt
2 tsp turmeric
1 handful bunch of coriander, chopped
Oil for frying

Heat the oil in a pan. Fry the tofu for about 10 minutes, until it gets golden brown. Put it aside. Fry the onion for a couple of minutes. Add zucchini, eggplant, baby corn and champignons and fry for 4-5 min. Add garlic, chilli, ginger and lime grass and fry for another minute. Stir in tofu, bell peppers, coconut milk, lime juice, soy, salt and turmeric and let simmer for about 5 minutes. Serve with brown rice.

Japanese, Wok

Wok with tofu, noodles and vegetables in a ginger and coconut sauce

This is a very tasty Japanese wok with tastes of coconut, ginger and lemongrass. (The recipe is inspired by the recipe “Yasai itameru” in The Wagamama Cookbook.)

Serves 6

150 g glass noodles, broken into smaller pieces
750 g firm tofu, diced
2 pak choi, shredded
1 sweet potato, peeled and shredded
1 red onion, cut into wedges
1 leek, sliced
100 g bean sprouts
1 handful bunch of cilantro
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp sesame oil
1.5 tbsp lime juice
3 garlic cloves, crushed
2 tbsp finely grated fresh ginger
4 lemongrass stalks, chopped and crushed
800 g coconut milk
1 teaspoon herb salt
Oil for frying

Heat the oil in a pan. Fry garlic, ginger and lemon grass for a couple of minutes. Add the coconut milk and salt and simmer for about 15-20 minutes. Include the noodles the last couple of minutes so they will become soft. Heat the oil in another pan and fry the onion and sweet potatoes for 3-4 minutes. Add the leek and fry for another minute. Stir in tofu, pak choi, bean sprouts, cilantro, soy, sesame oil, lime juice and the coconut and ginger sauce and stir until everything has become warm. Serve!

Indian, Stew

Chickpea curry with coconut milk and lime

This is a very tasty curry with flavors of coconut milk, green chili and lime.

Serves 4

1 onion, finely chopped
700 g cooked chickpeas (drained weight)
400 g coconut milk
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 tbsp grated fresh ginger
2 green chillies, finely chopped
1 tbsp ground coriander
1 tsp turmeric
0.5 tsp ground chilli pepper
1 tsp herb salt
0.5 tsp ground black pepper
1 tbsp squeezed lime juice
Oil for frying

Heat oil in a pan. Fry the onions for a couple of minutes. Add garlic, ginger and chilli and fry for another minute. Add the chickpeas, coconut milk, lime juice and spices and simmer for about 5-10 minutes. Serve with rice.

Fusion, Indian, Thai, Wraps

Wraps with curry beans, banana, peanuts and coconut

Curry, banana, peanuts and coconut. An unbeatable combo!

Serves 4

700 g cooked black beans (drained weight)
0.5 dl of tomato purée
2.5 dl crème fraiche
1 tsp herb salt
1 tsp ground chilli pepper
1 tsp ground paprika
1 tsp yellow curry powder
0.5 tsp ground black pepper
4 bananas, sliced
8 leaves romaine lettuce
8 tortilla breads
Peanuts (at will)
Grated coconut (at will)

Mix the beans, tomato paste, crème fraiche and spices in a pot. Heat and let simmer for a couple of minutes. Make wraps by putting a lettuce in a tortilla bread and top it with the spiced beans, sliced banana, peanuts and coconut. Roll up the wrap and eat!

Fusion, Soup, South American, Thai

Coconut lentil soup with green curry and quinoa

This soup has delicious flavors of coconut, lime and green curry. It has a mild spiciness and a nice chewiness of the quinoa. The recipe is inspired by a recipe from Kung Markatta’s website.

Serves 4

1.5 dl quinoa
2.5 dl dried red lentils
6 dl water
4 dl coconut milk
1 zucchini
2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 tbsp grated ginger
2 tsp green curry paste
2 tsp herb salt
0.5 tsp black pepper
2 tbsp lime juice
Oil for frying

Cook the quinoa according to the instructions on the package. Heat oil in a pan and fry the garlic for half a minute. Add the red lentils, water, coconut milk, ginger, curry paste, salt and pepper and boil for about 10 minutes. Include the zucchini the last 2 minutes. Blend the soup with a hand blender. Stir in the lime juice and quinoa and serve!

Indian, Stew

Mung beans in coconut curry

This dish tastes like nothing I’ve tasted before! I think it may be the toasted cumin seeds which give a special flavor, or it may be a combination of all the ingredients. So it’s hard for me to explain what it tastes like, you simply have to trust me that it is good and try it for yourselves! (The recipe is inspired from Vikram Vij’s recipe from the cookbook Vij’s at Home.)

Serves 6

3 dl dried mung beans
500 g passata
4 dl coconut milk
2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 tbsp finely grated fresh ginger
1 tbsp caraway seeds
2 tbsp ground coriander
1 tsp turmeric
2 tsp herb salt
1 pinch of cayenne pepper
1 handful cilantro, chopped
Oil for frying (eg rapeseed oil)

Cook the beans according to the instructions on the package. Heat oil in a pan. Fry the cumin seeds one minute. Add garlic and ginger and fry for another minute. Stir in the passata, coconut milk, and all the dry spices and let simmer for about 5-10 minutes. Add the beans and cilantro and bring it to a boil again. Serve the curry with brown rice.

Indian, Soup

Chickpea curry with coconut milk, potato and cauliflower

This is a very tasty and creamy curry with Indian flavors. Its spiciness is nicely rounded off with a tangy dollop of yoghurt.

Serves 4-5

1 onion, chopped
500 g potatoes, diced into 1 cm cubes (preferably with skin on)
1 small cauliflower head, divided into smaller florets
460 g cooked chickpeas (drained weight)
2 garlic cloves, crushed
8 dl coconut milk
1 tsp herb salt
0.5 tsp ground black pepper
2 tsp ground coriander
2 tsp turmeric
1.5 tsp ground chilli pepper
Oil for frying
Yoghurt for serving

Heat the oil in a pan and fry the onions, potatoes and cauliflower for a couple of minutes. Include the garlic the last half-minute. Pour in the coconut milk and add all the spices. Simmer for about 15 minutes, or until the potatoes have become soft. Stir in the chickpeas and serve the curry with a dollop of yogurt.

Malaysian, Stew

Malaysian Laksa Curry

This is a vegetarian version of the Malaysian curry Laksa. It contains many tasty vegetables and the sauce is very rich with nice flavors of lemongrass, ginger, chilli and lime.

Serves 5-6

225 g firm tofu, diced
2 onions, chopped
500 g champignons, sliced
150 g fresh green beans, cut into smaller pieces
125 g fresh baby corn, cut into smaller pieces
200 g noodles
800 g coconut milk
2 tbsp grated ginger
1 lemon grass stalk, sliced
2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 red chillies, chopped
2 tsp dried crushed lime leaves
1 tbsp yellow curry powder
1 tbsp turmeric
2 tbsp soy
2 tbsp lime juice
Oil for frying

Heat the oil in a pan and fry the tofu for about 10 minutes, until browned. Put the tofu aside. Fry the onions for one minute. Add the green beans, baby corn, champignons, chilli, garlic and lemongrass and fry another couple of minutes. Add the tofu and pour in the coconut milk. Break noodles into small pieces and stir them into the stew. Add the curry powder, turmeric, lime leaves, soy and lime juice and simmer for a few minutes until the noodles have softened. Serve!

Soup, Thai

Red curry soup with black beans and peppers

Recently I ate a really good soup at Naked Juice, with black beans, bell peppers, coconut milk and red curry. Here is my regeneration of the recipe for that soup. It does not look like much but it is very tasty! In addition, it is very easy to prepare.

Serves 5

700 g cooked black beans (drained weight)
2 red bell peppers, roughly chopped
1 onion, roughly chopped
8 dl coconut milk
1.5 tbsp red curry paste
Oil for frying

Heat the oil in a pan and fry the onion for a couple of minutes. Add bell peppers, coconut milk and red curry paste. Blend the soup smooth with a hand blender. Serve it with good bread!

Stew, Thai

Tofu in peanut sauce

This is insanely good! The spiciness from the red curry paste and the creaminess of the coconut milk are rounded off with a lovely peanut flavor. It is definitely my new favorite dish!

Serves 4

540 g tofu, diced
400 g coconut milk
2 tsp red curry paste
250 g roasted and salted peanuts
1 tbsp canola oil
1 dl water
1 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
Oil for frying

Blend the peanuts and canola oil in a food processor into a creamy peanut butter. Heat the oil in a pan. Fry the curry paste quickly. Then pour in the coconut milk, water, and peanut butter. Add the tofu and let it simmer for about 5-10 minutes. Stir occasionally so it does not stick to the bottom. Finally add the lime juice. Serve with rice and vegetable sticks.