Lemongrass Allepy Veg Curry

Serves 2-3

Preparation time 10 Minutes

Cooking time 15 Minutes

Ingredients

Coconut oil - 10 ml

Whole spices

Ginger - 1 knot

Garlic - 3-4 cloves

Onion - 1

Dry red chilli - 1

Green chilli - 1

Tomato - 3 - 4

Curry leaves - 15-20

Red chilli powder - 1 tsp

Turmeric powder - 1 tsp

Coriander powder - 1 tsp

Carrot - 1

Eggplant - 1/2

Pumpkin - 150 gms

Lemongrass - 1 stalk

Green beans - handful

Green peas - 1 cup

Coconut cream - 1 cup

Honey - 1 tsp

Ghee - 1 tbsp

Mustard seeds - 1 tsp

A south Indian classic recipe with the added goodness of lemongrass. Lemongrass generally compliments this coconut based curry so well, that you will never go back to the traditional method.



Method

1) In a kadai, heat coconut oil and add whole spices, chopped ginger and chopped garlic to it and saute.

2) Add the sliced onions and let them cook for 2-3 minutes.

3) Add the dry and fresh chillies along with the chopped tomatoes and let it cook.

4) Add mustard seeds and curry leaves to the kadai followed by the powdered spices.

5) Cover with water and let it simmer.

6) Cut all the vegetables in small cubes and add them to the kadai one by one starting off with the hardest ones, as they will take the longest to cook.

7) Beat the lemongrass stalk with the back of a knife in order to release its oils.

8) Add it to the curry and let it infuse on slow flame.

9) Add the coconut cream and cook it for final 2 minutes.

10) Finish off the curry with some honey.

11) In a separate pan, make a tempering with curry leaves, mustard seeds and ginger juliennes.

12) Garnish the curry with the tempering and serve hot

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