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During winter it’s easy to crave things that are bad for us – a cream-filled butter chicken, or bacon-covered fettuccine carbonara – but it turns out you can get your winter warmers without the nasties.
This delicious curry-style dish will have you thinking ‘I’m indulging’, while it nourishes your body. With the benefits of turmeric and seasonal veg like cauliflower and broccoli, this is the perfect healthy comfort food for your high rotation. Plus, it has 5 serves of veg – what’s not to love?!
1 long green chilli, seeded and roughly chopped
2cm piece of ginger, peeled and sliced
2 cloves garlic, peeled and sliced
1 tsp garam masala
6 cups baby spinach (140g)
200g broccoli florets (approx 1 small head)
1 cup (200g) frozen peas, blanched to defrost
400ml coconut cream
1/4 cup coconut oil
1 large brown onion, peeled and diced
1 small head cauliflower, cut into steaks
2 teaspoons turmeric sea salt and black pepper
To serve: toasted coconut, green chilli and fresh herbs
Place chilli, ginger, garlic, garam masala, 4 cups baby spinach, broccoli florets, peas, coconut cream and 3/4 cup water in a food processor and blitz to create a paste.
In a large saucepan, melt 2 tablespoons coconut oil on medium heat, add onion, cook 2-3 minutes, then add spinach paste and cook a further 10 minutes on a simmering heat.
Whilst curry is cooking melt remaining coconut oil in a large frypan on medium heat, dust cauliflower seeks with turmeric and place in frypan to cook covered for 5 minutes, then remove cover, flip cauliflower and cook a further 5 minutes uncovered.
When both curry and cauliflower are cooked, stir through remaining 2 cups spinach through spinach curry and toss to wilt.
Season with sea salt and black pepper, add extra coconut, fresh herbs and chilli as desired and serve with quinoa or rice.