This curry is a great idea for a dinner a dinner party canapé. Pappadums take the place of rice in this dish and make it much easier to eat. The varied textures make for a well balanced Indian dish!
Makes 4 serves
2 tablespoons peanut oil
2 teaspoons yellow mustard seeds
420g can chickpeas, drained, rinsed
1 cup sweet potato, 1cm cubed
1 cup potato, 1cm cubed
100ml coconut milk
250ml vegetable stock
1 birds eye chilli, thinly sliced
2 teaspoons salt
1 packet pappadums (approx 30)
½ cup mango chutney (thick)
1 bunch coriander, thoroughly washed
1 small brown onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2cm piece ginger, peeled
1 teaspoon coriander seeds
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
½ teaspoon garam masala
2 tbsp peanut oil
1 tbsp water
50g almond meal
1. Using a heavy based saucepan, heat the oil over a low heat and add the mustard seeds. Allow to pop away for approximately 1 minute.
2. To make the curry paste, place all ingredients into a food processor or mini chopper and blend until smooth and consistent. Scoop curry paste out into the saucepan and stir for approximately 5 minutes using a wooden spoon so that the paste doesn’t catch on the base of the pot.
3. Add the chickpeas, sweet potato, potato, coconut milk, stock, chilli and salt and allow to simmer over a low heat for 30 minutes. Set aside to cool for 10 minutes.
4. Prepare pappadums according to suppliers instructions.
5. Add a tablespoon of curry to each pappadum and top with 1 teaspoon of mango chutney and a sprinkle of coriander.