Halo Zeromedia! Are you craving some delicious and fragrant curry? Look no further! In this article, we’ll be going over the basics of how to make curry from scratch. Whether you prefer it mild or spicy, vegetarian or with meat, we’ve got you covered. So put on your apron and let’s get cooking!
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 onion, diced
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tablespoon ginger, grated
- 1 tablespoon curry powder
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon coriander
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
- 1 can diced tomatoes (14.5 oz)
- 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed (15 oz)
- 1 can coconut milk (13.5 oz)
- 1 cup vegetable broth
- 1 red bell pepper, diced
- 1 zucchini, diced
- 1 cup frozen peas
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Cilantro, chopped (for garnish)
Note: Feel free to adjust the ingredients based on your personal taste preferences and dietary restrictions.
Step 1: Prep the ingredients
Start by dicing the onion, mincing the garlic, and grating the ginger. Dice the red bell pepper and zucchini, and set aside. Drain and rinse the chickpeas, and set aside. Chop the cilantro for garnishing later.
Step 2: Cook the onions and spices
In a large pot or Dutch oven, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat. Add the diced onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the minced garlic and grated ginger, and cook for another minute.
Add the curry powder, cumin, coriander, turmeric, and cayenne pepper (if using), and stir for 30 seconds until fragrant.
Step 3: Add the tomatoes and broth
Pour in the can of diced tomatoes and stir to combine. Add 1 cup of vegetable broth, and stir again.
Step 4: Add the chickpeas, vegetables, and coconut milk
Add in the drained and rinsed chickpeas, diced red bell pepper, and diced zucchini. Stir everything together until well combined. Finally, pour in the can of coconut milk and stir again.
Step 5: Simmer and serve
Bring the curry to a gentle boil, then reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for 20-25 minutes. Add the frozen peas during the last 5 minutes of cooking. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve over rice or with some naan bread on the side. Enjoy your homemade curry!
Can I use different vegetables?
Absolutely! Feel free to use any vegetables you like in your curry. Bell peppers, zucchini, peas, carrots, and potatoes are all great options.
Can I make this curry ahead of time?
Yes, you can make this curry ahead of time and reheat it when ready to serve. It will keep in the fridge for up to 3 days, or you can freeze it for up to 3 months.
Is curry spicy?
Curry can be spicy, but it doesn’t have to be. The level of spiciness depends on the type of curry powder and cayenne pepper you use. If you prefer a milder curry, you can skip the cayenne pepper or use less of it.
Thanks for reading our guide on how to make curry, Zeromedia! We hope you found it helpful and easy to follow. Now that you know the basics, feel free to experiment with different spices and vegetables to create your own unique curry recipe. Be sure to let us know how it turns out!