Creamy Beetroot Curry Recipe

creamy beetroot curry

Recipe for Creamy Beetroot Curry submitted by Madcat.

Serves 8 as a side dish, so make a vat and freeze the rest! It makes a great colourful side curry when in a hurry some other time.

Ingredients for Creamy Beetroot Curry:

  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 onions, very finely chopped
  • 2 tsp yellow mustard seeds
  • 3 tbsp madras curry paste
  • 1 green chilli, halved lengthways
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes or 1 lb ripe home grown tomatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 3 tbsp ground almonds (optional – I often don’t use)
  • 4 tbsp low-fat natural yoghurt, plus extra to serve
  • 1kg (peeled weight) raw beetroot, peeled, halved and thickly sliced

Method for Creamy Beetroot Curry:

  1. Heat the oil in a large lidded pan, stir in the onions and cook for 8 mins until soft. Tip in the mustard seeds and cook for 1 min until toasted. Stir through the curry paste and sizzle for 3 mins.
  2. Mix the beetroot through the spicy onions, then add the chilli, tomatoes and 2 cans of water (about 1 ¼ pints). Cover and simmer for 30 mins, stirring occasionally, until the beetroot is tender. Remove the lid, turn up the heat and cook until the sauce is thick.  You can freeze it at this point.
  3. Take off the heat, then stir through the almonds, yoghurt and some seasoning (salt and lemon juice). Top with yoghurt and serve with basmati rice, if you like.
Posted in Vegetable Recipes, Beetroot, Vegetarian Recipes, Curries and Rice Dishes, Tomatoes
5 comments on “Creamy Beetroot Curry Recipe
  1. Janet Greenwood says:

    Loved it, diced the beetroot rather than slices, didn’t use almonds. Made small portion to try, husband and I wiped the pan clean!!!!!

  2. Sue says:

    I know it says raw beetroot… do you mean ….as in freshly dug up and not pre cooked ?

  3. Val says:

    Yes as dug up and washed and peeled, halved and cut into thick slices as it says in the recipe.

  4. RUTH KIRBY says:

    Hi, can you freeze this curry, it sounds delicious

  5. Val says:

    Freezes well. Freeze at end of stage 2 before you add the almonds and yoghurt.

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