This deliciously fragrant Thai vegetable curry is made with an aromatic blend of fresh herbs and dried spices. The rich, creamy texture is created by combining coconut milk and oats which have been blitzed to make a flour.
For the paste
3 stalks of lemongrass
1 clove of garlic
5cm piece of ginger
1 small red chilli
Small handful of coriander
2 tsp turmeric
2 tbsp seasame oil
Juice of 1 lime
For the curry
100g mangetout, sliced
100g baby sweetcorn, sliced
1 sweet red pepper, sliced
3 spring onions, sliced
30g Mornflake Gluten Free Superfast oats
A handful of cashew nuts
A handful of pumpkin seeds
400ml tin coconut milk
2 large handfuls of baby spinach
2 keffir lime leaves
1 tbsp mirin
Juice of 1 lime
1 tsp soy sauce
1 tbsp rapeseed oil
To make the Thai curry paste, add all the ingredients to a food processor and blitz together until a rough paste forms. Then set to one side.
Add the oats to a blender and blend until they become a fine oat flour. Set to one side.
Leave some of the cashew nuts whole and roughly chop the rest. In a small frying pan – in turn – dry-fry the pumpkin seeds, then the cashew nuts, until lightly toasted.
Using a large pan, gently heat a little oil before adding the curry paste. Cook the paste over a medium heat, stirring regularly for a few minutes before adding all the vegetables. Cook and stir the vegetables with the paste for a couple of minutes.
Next, pour over the coconut milk and stir into the vegetables. Add the oat flour then stir to combine. Tip in the pumpkin seeds, add the keffir lime leaves and stir together.
Partially cover the pan with a lid and leave to bubble for 5-8 minutes until the vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally so that the curry doesn’t stick.
Add the handfuls of fresh spinach and stir into the curry. Cook until the spinach leaves soften.
Before serving add the mirin and fresh lime juice. Stir these through the Thai curry, scatter with toasted cashew nuts and serve.
Serve the curry in a bowl on its own or with rice.
NOTE: The curry can be kept covered in the fridge for up to 2 days or frozen in portion sizes.