Only two more days to go until I can eat meat again and finally, I got round to making a vegetarian curry. Since abstaining from meat, I have been quite creative in the vegetarian dishes I’ve tried out for the first time (stuffed peppers), or made differently (ratatouille).
As usual, I used what ingredients were in the house, except for one which my dad bought especially for the curry, which was spinach. While I was making the veggie delight, one of my good friends made a chicken curry for the rest of my family.
First I chopped up a leek and left it on the side whilst preparing the other vegetables. I fried onions until they were soft, then added sliced carrots. When they started to soften, I added the leeks, some broccoli, and drained chick peas.
After about ten minutes, I stirred in a tin of chopped tomatoes and a tablespoon of madras paste. This went into the oven on a low heat until it was ready to be served with rice and naan bread.
Hang on a second… what happened to the spinach? I completely forgot to add it! It would’ve added extra flavour and texture to the vegetarian curry, but never mind. I can use it sometime soon, with a vegetarian dish, or meat.
I must admit that I’m looking forward to eating meat again on Sunday; it’s normal when you reach the end of lent to desire what you have given up. Overall, however, I haven’t missed meat too much. I have thoroughly enjoyed vegetarian dishes and will certainly be more experimental with them in the future.
Happy reading and blogging,