Easy veggie massaman curry

Easy veggie massaman curry

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  • 600g/1lb 5oz potatoes, peeled and cut into roughly 2.5cm/1in chunks
  • 3 medium carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely sliced
  • 2.5cm/1in piece fresh root ginger, peeled and finely grated
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely grated
  • 2–4 tsp Thai curry paste, any colour, according to taste
  • 200ml/7fl oz hot vegetable stock, made with ½ vegetable stock cube
  • 400g tin coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce (preferably dark), plus extra to serve
  • 100g/3½oz frozen peas
  • 200g/7oz long grain rice (optional), cooked according to packet instructions


  1. Put the potatoes and carrots in a large saucepan, cover with water until it rises just 1cm above the vegetables and place a lid on top.

  2. Bring to the boil over a high heat. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for 8 minutes.

  3. While the vegetables are cooking, heat the oil in a large frying pan or wide-based saucepan over medium-high heat and fry the onion for 4 minutes.

  4. Reduce the heat slightly, stir in the curry paste, ginger and garlic and cook for 1 minute.

  5. Pour the stock and coconut milk into the pan and stir in the soy sauce. Add the drained vegetables, bring to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes.

    1. Stir in the frozen peas and cook for 3 minutes more.

  6. Serve the curry with freshly cooked rice, if you like.

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