Mum’s Vegetable Curry

I’m back in Lancaster now, really early! I decided to come back to university a week before term starts so I could get some work done in the empty house because London’s too distracting, and my first deadline is in six days. I’m freaking out at the moment, so I can’t go into detail about exams and things or I’ll probably just huddle under my duvet and refuse to come out until July.

Anyway, my Mum cooked me a veggie curry on my last night at home, which she’s made before and I’ve really loved, so I decided to put it up here. She also put some in a container for me to take with me, but I forgot it like a complete idiot. It’s a really nice dish to cook if you’ve got friends or family coming over because it makes a lot, and it’s really warming and full of goodness – you could also make a huge batch of it and then freeze portions to have over the whole week, which I sometimes do with soup, and it’s great for when you’re really busy :)

Now, back to essay writing and revision, trying so hard not to procrastinate and I’ve actually been working quite hard for the last few days, so hopefully it’ll last! Though I’m usually like this:ΒΒ Β when it comes to revision, hopefully I’ll be able to avoid that this term!

Veggie Curry

Veggie Curry


One large potato, diced

One small butternut squash , peeled, deseeded and diced

One aubergine, diced

Six tablespoons of tikka masala paste

Three tablespoons of vegetable oil

Two onions, sliced

One large jar of tomato passata

One 400g can of coconut milk

Two red peppers, sliced

Two courgettes, diced

A few coriander sprigs, to serve


  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius. Toss the potato, squash and aubergine with two tablespoons of curry paste and two tablespoons of oil in a large roasting tin. Season, then roast for 30 mins.
  2. Meanwhile, make the sauce. Fry the onions in the remaining oil in a large pan until softened and golden – add a splash of water if they start to dry out. Stir in the remaining curry paste, cook for 3 mins, then add the passata, coconut milk and 100ml water. Simmer for a few minutes.
  3. When the vegetables are roasted, tip them into the sauce with the peppers and courgettes. Simmer for 10-15 mins until tender. Scatter with coriander and serve with pitta breads or rice.

Serves about 6


15 thoughts on “Mum’s Vegetable Curry

  1. This looks great! I odnt know if you can remember me but I emailed you a while ago :-) I am trying to do my blog again as I stated but never carried it on. I want to give it a good go now though :) Just wondered if you could give me a few tips on how you actually get started. I love your blog and i look at every post! Hope you are enjoying uni :-) xxxxx

    • Yeah I remember :)
      My biggest tip would just be to love what you do, it’ll always show when you enjoy writing and blogging – let me know when you start blogging and I’ll check it out! Thanks xxx

      • Thanks! I dont really know how to work wordpress though hehe! I think that is one of the reasons why it puts my off. I was thinking og stuff like tumblr? Is this a more simpler blog for begginers and is it any good? Thanks again. xxxxx

      • Do you know much about tumblr then? I thought it was just pictures and a bit more for just young people but is it like propper blog to? (that was a really bad explaination haha!!) xxxxx

      • I would love to check out your tumblr (if poss) what is it? Can you send a link or something? :-) x

      • I don’t really post much (and it’s not to do with vegan food) so it’s pretty shite and empty, there are plenty of pages I really like though, I could give you the links to them? x

      • Didnt mean to send that last message haha!! Yeh i would love some links thanks! I was thinking though, is tumblr for like one spesific topic? Because I guess on wordpress you can write whatever and it is more diary like but does tumblr have to be one thing? I mean I would love to do wordpress but I just cant get my head around it and I dont really know who to follow and stuff haha!! xxxxx

      • I dont know what was up with the replies but the ‘thanks ill look into it’ was not ment to come up haha! I would love some links please :-) xxxxx

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