Vegetarian: Veggie Curry

Rossa Gallagher

A vegetarian diet does not need to spell disaster to your health. Many vegetarians eat tasty, varied meals and experience the numerous health benefits associated with this lower fat diet.

Whether you are a meat lover or a meat hater preparing nutritious vegetarian meals that can be enjoyed by everyone is easy to achieve.

The recipe below is hearty and substantial, and chosen to appeal to even the most die-hard meat lovers. Vegetable curry

Soak 100g of soya protein chunks in ½ pint of stock or water.
Fry 1 chopped onion and 1 crushed clove of garlic in a little vegetable oil until softened.
Add the soya protein, 1 heaped teaspoon curry powder, ¼ teaspoon garam masala and ¼ teaspoon ginger and stir until everything is coated with the spices. Core and chop an apple, slice 100g of mushrooms and stir into the mixture. Add a 400g tin of tomatoes and their juice and simmer gently for a few minutes.
Mix 2 heaped dessert spoons of cornflour with a little water, gradually adding the rest (½ pint) of the water until it is makes a smooth mixture.
Add the cornflour mixture to the pan gradually until the mixture has thickened, stirring all the time.
Cover and simmer gently for 10 minutes.

Serves 4

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