Butternut Curry

Our Indian friends create lovely spicy dishes.
1 long necked thin butternut squash
1 head of broccoli
1 pkt tofu
4 Tblsp rice oil
2 Tblsp garam masala
1 tsp curry powder
1 Tblsp brown sugar
1/2 tsp salt
black pepper
bunch of cilantro or parsley leaves to garnish.
Peel the butternut squash and cut it in half lengthways. Remove the seeds. Cut into 1/2 inch 1 cm half moon shapes.
Remove the broccoli florets and discard the stalk.
Dry the tofu on kitchen paper and cut into 5 x 5 x 1 cms 2 x 2 x 1/2 ins cubes.
In a frying pan or wok heat 2 Tblsp of oil. When the oil is very hot add the tofu and cook for 3 minutes on each side until they are brown. With a slotted spoon transfer to kitchen paper to drain and sprinkle with salt if required.
Add remaining 2 Tblsps of oil and stir in the garam masala, curry powder and brown sugar. Cook for a minute. Add the butternut squash and a pinch of salt. Stir fry for a minute then add 50 mls 1/4 cup of water. Cover and cook for 7 minutes adding more water if it dries out. Add the broccoli, cover and cook for 3 minutes. Stir in the tofu and cook for a minute until the tofu is heated through.
Add more water if needed to create a sauce.
Season with pepper and decorate with the leaves.
Serves 4 people.


About heatherlamont

I was brought up in the Belgium Congo (DRC). Trained as a nurse and midwife in England with tropical diseases from Liverpool University. Married Tony Lamont in Rhodesia (Zimbabwe). Lived in England for 20 years. Wrote GOURMET VEGAN published by Gollancz. Moved to Australia in 1995. Tony and I now live on a farm in Queensland Australia.
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