It’s Friday, so it has to be curry!

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Ultimate Friday night curry

Super-easy Spicy Vegetable Tikka

Serves 2-3

Use either those vegetables mentioned or any of your choice. I find that winter veg such as parsnip, carrot, mushrooms, cauliflower etc go well together. Or use all Mediterranean veg such as courgette, aubergine, red onion, and sweet peppers.

For the sauce

1/3 tub of tikka powder mix (Schwartz do a good one, or any supermarket own brand is fine)
Seeds of 4 cardamom pods
½ tsp ginger powder
½ tsp hot chilli powder
1 tsp dried coriander leaf
200ml unsweetened soya yogurt
Juice of half a lemon

400g chopped tomatoes in juice
Handful of fresh baby spinach leaves (or a small amount of frozen if preferred)

For the veg

1 parsnip, roughly cut into ½ inch cubes
1 medium onion cut into large chunks
1 medium potato roughly cut into ½ inch cubes
1 medium sweet potato roughly cut into ½ inch cubes
3 portobello mushrooms
6 small cooked chestnuts, halved

2tbs light olive oil (or other light oil of choice)
Salt
Ground black pepper

Method

Mix the tikka powder, cardamom, ginger, chilli, coriander, yogurt and lemon juice.
Set aside.

Place your chosen veg in a large oven dish, drizzle with the oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast in the oven (about 180°C for 30mins or until soft).

Once your veg is cooked through, place it in a large saucepan over a medium heat and add the sauce mixture. Once bubbling, add the chopped tomatoes and spinach. Turn down the heat, cover the pan and leave to simmer for 10 minutes or so. Sprinkle with chopped coriander and serve with basmati rice, naan bread or poppadoms. Or mix up some unsweetened soya yogurt, chopped cucumber, dried mint and coriander leaves for your own instant raita.

Delish!