Sweet potato, spinach and chickpea curry Thermomix recipe

Thermomix curry recipe: Sweet potato, spinach and chickpea – Gluten free, Dairy free and Vegan

 

Sweet potato, chickpea and spinach curry

  • 1 onion, peeled and halved
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 cm fresh ginger
  • 1 red chilli (optional)
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp ground cummin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp ground clove
  • 1 tin coconut milk
  • 3 ripe tomatoes, quartered
  • 3 sweet potatoes, cubed
  • 1 tin chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 300 grams fresh spinach
  1. Add 1 onion, halved, 1 garlic clove, 1cm fresh ginger and 1 red chilli (totally optional) to the mixing bowl. Chopped for 5 seconds / speed 5. Scrape down the sides. 

  2. Add 30ml olive oil, 1tsp ground cinnamon, 1tsp ground turmeric, 1tsp ground cumin, 1tsp ground coriander, 1tsp ground clove to the mixing bowl. Cook for 3 minutes / 100C / Speed 1.

  3. Add 1 tin coconut milk, 3 ripe tomatoes, quartered and 3 sweet potatoes, cubed. Cook for 20 minutes / 100C / reverse speed low.

  4. Add 1 tin chickpeas, drained and rinsed and 300g fresh spinach. Cook for 5 minutes / 100C / reverse speed 1.

  5. Serve immediately with naan bread / rice or as a side dish to a meat curry. 

Thermomix curry recipe: Sweet potato, spinach and chickpea – Gluten free, Dairy free and Vegan

As you might have noticed by now, we love a good Thermomix curry in this house (click here for my other curry recipes).

Our curries are (always) most of the time home made of course. That way we know exactly what’s in it. It is a lot cheaper than a take away and it’s usually a doddle to make. In other words it’s the ultimate fakeaway.

Serve your curry in these stunning copper dishes and you have the ultimate fakeaway!

I know curry can be a very intimidating thing to attempt but once you have all the ingredients, it really is not that complicated.

Honestly – just give this sweet potato, spinach and chickpea curry Thermomix recipe a go. You will not be disappointed.

If you’re more experienced in the curry making department, I am sure you will be equally as pleased by the awesomeness of this recipe. It’s full of flavours, vegetarian (even vegan) and pretty cheap to boot.

With the added sweetness of sweet potato, this Thermomix curry recipe is delicious for kids of all ages too, even babies.

This recipe is very versatile – replace the spinach with thinly sliced red peppers, add shredded carrots or green beans or even top with cashew nuts to add even more flavours.

Our family love this sweet potato, spinach and chickpea curry Thermomix recipe and we hope yours will do too. Please comment below and tell us how you got on. I’d love to see your pictures too.

Serve with yoghurt and naan bread. Add however much chilli you require / can tolerate / enjoy!

Basic curry paste Thermomix recipe

 

Basic curry paste Thermomix recipe.

Basic curry paste Thermomix recipe.

This is a flavourful curry paste from a recipe originally published by an Indian friend. – for the original non-Thermomix recipe, click on Suneil’s website here, which will make enough paste for 4 curries – you can also use it to marinate chicken to grill.

It’s surprisingly easy to make and much healthier and better tasting than the shop-bought ones. You’ll know exactly what it’s your curry! No nasties or additives. 

A great home-made basic curry paste Thermomix recipe that freezes beautifully. Make it in batches and freeze for when you want to create an authentic curry.

Better than a takeaway, it is the basis for the ultimate fakaway – this fragrant, rich and versatile paste includes spices like coriander, cumin and turmeric, mixed with onions, garlic and ginger. 

There’s no chillis in this recipe but that doesn’t mean you can’t add some or lots – how hot do you want it to be?

Why make this with a Thermomix?

– no onion chopping

– no constant stirring

– no risk of anything burning

– put it on and carry on with your life 

– no pots and pans to wash up

– the finest spice mill you could ever wish for

  • 5 medium white onions
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 2 cm fresh ginger
  • 5 tbsp coriander seeds
  • 2 tbsp cumin seeds
  • 5 tbsp cardamon pods
  • 5 tbsp cloves
  • 2 tbsp fennel seeds
  • 1 tbsp white peppercorns
  • 3 tbsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 5 tbsp cinnamon powder
  • 7 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 400 mls water
  1. Add 5 onions, halved, 6 garlic cloves and 2 cm fresh ginger to the mixing bowl. Blitz for 20 seconds / speed 6 or until it forms a paste.

  2. Add 7tbsp vegetable oil and cook for 20 minutes / speed low / 100C without measuring cup. Set aside.

  3. Wash and dry your mixing bowl.

  4. Add 5 tbsp coriander seed, 2 tbsp cumin seeds, 5 tbsp cardamom pods, 5 tbsp cloves, 2 tbsp fennel seeds and 1 tbsp white peppercorns to the mixing bowl. Dry fry for 5 minutes / Varoma / speed 1. Enjoy the wonderful smell!

  5. Add 3 tbsp turmeric powder, 1 tbsp salt and 5 tbsp cinnamon powder. If you’ve decided to add chilli powder, now is the time to do it! Mill for 20 seconds / speed 10.

  6. Add the onion mixture to the spices and cook for 20 minutes / 100C / Speed low, replacing measuring cup with simmering basket. Add 100ml of water every 5 minutes.

  7. It should look like a thick paste. If it’s too liquid, cook for a further 5 minutes. Leave to cool.

  8. When cool, stir in some chopped coriander, divide into 4 equal parts, roll each into clingfilm to form a cylinder, which you can now freeze.

Mild, child-friendly thai red curry paste – Thermomix recipe

 

Mild, child-friendly Thai Red curry paste Thermomix recipe

Mild, child-friendly Thai Red curry paste Thermomix recipe

What would you like for dinner? Not Thai food… said no one ever!

 Is it just me though? Or is it simply impossible to buy a ready-made non-spicy Thai red curry paste? 

These little babies simply get everywhere and the kids don’t like them, and neither do I if I’m completely honest. 

What to do when one needs Thai red curry paste for a recipe such as this gorgeous coconut, quinoa, and lentil curry? Make your own, totally non-spicy Thermomix version of course. 

The good news >>>  Thai red curry paste Thermomix recipe is super easy to make and tastes amazing. 

Plus homemade curry paste makes for tastier curries, and they’re much healthier too! 

It’s done in under 5 minutes thanks to the mighty Thermomix and is packed with awesome flavours. 

Believe me, you will notice a huge difference with shop bought stuff. 

This Thai red curry paste Thermomix recipe can be kept for up to 6 months in the fridge or divide into 4 portions and freeze. You will use it as the base of many dishes, such as soups, curries and stir-fries.

Enjoy and don’t forget to let everyone know how you got on with the Thai red curry paste Thermomix recipe!

  • 1 teaspoons white peppercorns
  • 2 tsp cumin powder
  • 2 tsp coriander powder
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp fresh coriander stalks
  • 1 tbsp lemongrass paste
  • 2 shallots
  • 4 cm fresh ginger (sliced)
  • 6 fresh kaffir lime leaves
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
  • And for the normal (hot version, 5 to 10 dried red chillis)
  1. Add all ingredients to the mixing bowl, blend for 30 seconds / speed 9. Scrape down the sides and repeat 2-3 times until a paste is formed. You’re looking for a buttery oily consistency with no chunks that almost look like a tomato sauce.

 

Coconut, quinoa, and lentil curry with lime mango Thermomix recipe

Coconut, quinoa, and lentil curry with lime mango Thermomix recipe

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Thank you Half-baked Harvest for this superb recipe. Click here for the original non-Thermomix recipe.

This healthy, Vegan coconut, quinoa, and lentil curry with lime mango is one of the easiest meals you’ll ever make. All you have to do is toss practically all the ingredients in the Thermomix and let it cook!

It takes less than an hour to make (mostly hands-off time) and is packed full of delicious flavors. It’s a healthy vegan recipe that makes a perfect meatless Monday dinner recipe. This might not be the prettiest meal that I’ve ever made, but it is one of the tastiest!


Active time: 10 minutes – Total time: 45 minutes

SERVES 4

  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2cm fresh ginger
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 red peppers
  • 2 carrots
  • 3tbsp Thai red curry paste
  • 1tbsp curry powder (as hot as you like it!)
  • 1 can full-fat coconut milk
  • 1 litre coconut water or vegetable stock
  • 1tbsp soy sauce
  • 100g green lentils
  • 100g quinoa
  • 4 big handful baby kale
  • juice + zest from 1/2 a lemon
  • 1 big handful fresh coriander
  • 1 big handful fresh basil
  • 1 mango, sliced
  • 1 lime zest + juice
  • naan, greek yogurt, chiles, and almonds, for topping

Let’s go…

  1. Add 2 garlic cloves, 2cm fresh ginger, 2 carrots roughly chopped and 2 red peppers to the mixing bowl. Mix for 5 seconds / speed 5. Scrape down the side.
  2. Add 2tbsp coconut oil and cook for 3 minutes / 100C / speed 1.
  3. Add 3tbsp Thai red curry paste and 1tbsp curry powder. Cook for 1 minute / 100C / speed 1.
  4. Pour in 1 can full-fat coconut milk, 1 litre coconut water, and 1tbsp soy sauce. Cook for 10 minutes / 120C / speed 1.
  5. Add 100g lentils and 100g quinoa in the simmering basket. Make sure you add the quinoa once the basket is in place or it’ll everywhere. Cook for 30 minutes / 100C / Reverse speed 1.
  6. Set the lentils & quinoa aside in a serving bowl.
  7. Stir in 4 big handfuls of baby kale in the main bowl and continue cooking for 5 minutes / 100C / Reverse speed 1 without measuring cup.
  8. Add the lemon juice and zest, the coriander and basil. Mix for 20 seconds / reverse speed low.
  9. Pour the juice over the lentils & quinoa mix
  10. Ladle the curry into bowls and top with fresh mango. Drizzle with lime juice and zest. Garnish with greek yogurt, chilies and almonds.

Serve with naan bread.

Sweet potato, curry and coriander soup – Thermomix recipe

Sweet potato, curry, and coriander soup – Thermomix recipe

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Another week, another soup… well it is still very much winter here in the UK, and a bowl full of this sweet potato, curry, and coriander soup will warm you right up.

This silky smooth, super versatile vegetarian soup is perfect for a dinner party starter, everyday dinner or warming lunch.


Serves 6

Active time: 5 minutes – Total time: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 onion, peeled and halved
  • 2cm fresh ginger
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1kg sweet potatoes, peeled
  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp curry powder (as hot as you like it)
  • 1 litre chicken stock
  • 40cl coconut milk
  • 1 handful of fresh coriander

 

Let’s go…

  1. Add 1 onion, 4 garlic cloves, 2cm fresh ginger, and 1kg sweet potatoes, quartered into the mixing bowl and chop for 5 seconds / speed 6. Scrape down the sides. Repeat.
  2. Add 1 tbsp olive oil, 2 tsp curry powder, and salt & pepper to taste. Saute for 5 minutes / 100C / Speed 1.
  3. Add 40cl coconut milk and 1 litre chicken stock to the mixing bowl. Cook for 15 minutes / 100ºC / Speed 1.
  4. Blend 1 minute / speed 5 to 10, increasing speed gradually.

Top with fresh coriander.

Delicious. Bon appetit x

Creamy fish curry with rice and coconut – Thermomix adaptation of a Hello Fresh recipe

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Creamy fish curry with rice and coconut – Thermomix adaptation of a Hello Fresh recipe

With small kids to feed, we don’t like anything too hot in this house. What happens usually is that I cook everything mild and DH adds his own chilli flakes.

With this HelloFresh recipe, this is exactly what happened. When they say that this curry doesn’t bite as its north Indian spice is tempered by a creamy sauce with the added sweetness of coconut, they are absolutely right. There was nothing to be afraid of!

And DH was happy with his added chilli flakes too!

It is simply delicious and one I will do again and again.

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Serves 4

Active time: 10 minutes – Total time: 25 minutes – COST: £8.72

Ingredients:

  • 1 onion – £0.17
  • 1 garlic clove – £0.05
  • 1 red pepper, sliced – £0.50
  • 1 small bunch coriander – £0.70
  • 500g fish mix – salmon, prawns, white fish – skinless and boneless but kept whole – £5.00
  • 25g desiccated coconut – £0.60
  • 4 cardamon pods – £0.05
  • 300g Basmati rice – £0.45
  • 2 tsp North Indian curry powder (1 pinch of each: fenugreek, black peppercorns, ginger, turmeric, cardamom, cumin, cloves, coriander, cinnamon, red chilli, cayenne) – £0.10
  • 1 tin plum tomatoes – £0.50
  • 1 vegetable stock pot – £0.31
  • 100g creme fraiche – £0.29

Let’s go…

  1. Add one onion, halved, one garlic clove and a small bunch of coriander to the mixing bowl. Chop for 5 seconds / speed 5. Scrape down the sides.
  2. Add a good gulp of oil and cook for 5 minutes / 100C / Speed low
  3. In the meantime, boil some water in a large saucepan. Add a large pinch of salt and 4 cardamom pods. Bring to the boil and add 300g rice. Cook as per packet instruction.
  4. Add the sliced red pepper and curry powder to the mixing bowl. Cook for 5 minutes / 100C / Reverse speed low.
  5. Add one tin plum tomatoes, 100ml water, one vegetable stock pot, 100g creme fraiche and 500g fish mix, keeping the pieces whole. Cook for 10 minutes / 100C / Reverse speed low.
  6. Add 25g desiccated coconut and cook for a further 5 minutes / 100C / Reverse speed low.
  7. Drain the rice, remove the cardamom pods.
  8. Serve the rice in a bowl with a good spoonful of fish curry on top. Sprinkle with coriander leaves for anyone that wants it!

Delicious. Bon appetit x

Beef meatballs curry – with or without a Thermomix – gluten free

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Beef meatballs curry – with or without a Thermomix – gluten free

An easy, delicious and healthy recipe that’s a bit different from your usual curry!

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Active time: 7 minutes – Total time: 37 minutes – COST £8.17

Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 250g cooked puy lentils (I use a ready-to-eat pack but you can cook your own) – £2.00
  • 1 tbsp garam masala – £0.05
  • 400g minced beef – £3.00
  • 1 onion – £0.17
  • 3 spring onions – £0.10
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes – £0.40
  • 2cm fresh ginger – £0.10
  • 1 red chilli – £0.60
  • 1 bunch coriander – £0.70
  • 1tsp turmeric – £0.05
  • 2tbsp curry paste – £0.20
  • 1/2 tin coconut milk – £0.70
  • 1tsp runny honey – £0.10

Let’s go…

  1. Put 250g cooked lentils, 1 tbsp garam masala, 400g minced beef in the TM bowl. Mix for 15 seconds, speed 6.
  2. Divide the mixture and form 16 meatball shapes. Place in oiled Varoma.
  3. Rinse your bowl.
  4. Place 1 onion, halved, 3 spring onions, 1/2 red chilli, the coriander stalk and 2 cm fresh ginger to the TM bowl. Mix for 5 seconds / speed 5. Scrape down the sides.
  5. Add 1 tin chopped tomatoes, 1tsp turmeric, 2tbsp curry paste, 1/2 tin coconut milk, 1tsp runny honey, and salt & pepper to taste. Mix for 10 seconds / speed 2.
  6. Place Varoma with kofta fingers on top of the bowl. Cook everything for 30 minutes / Varoma / Speed 3.

To serve: finely chop the remaining chilli and the coriander leaves. Sprinkle them over the curry.

Serve with rice and poppodoms

Delicious. Bon appetit x

22 cheap and cheerful family-friendly Thermomix recipes that cost under £10

Here are top family-friendly Thermomix recipes that are easy to put together, especially if you have a Thermomix, have been tried and tested and enjoyed by our family and will cost you less than £10 in total.

Meal planning, together with online shopping – which removes most of the temptation supermarkets rely on so heavily to make you part with more money that you need to – is the single most effective thing you can do to save money. Period.

Pick 5 dinners and buy only the ingredients you need. It will not only save you hundreds of pounds a year but also avoid a huge amount of unnecessary food waste. Win-win!

Costs are based on shopping at Sainsbury’s (which is where I shop). Obviously, if you shop at Lidl or Aldi, it will be even cheaper for you and if you shop at Waitrose, it’ll probably be a bit more expensive.

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Meat

Croque Monsieur – the ridiculously French one so that you can pretend you’re seating at a Parisian café reading Sartre – £5.58

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Chunky beef ragu – Thermomix adaptation of a Hello Fresh recipe – £5.83

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Mint & feta lamb meatballs – with or without a Thermomix – £7.08

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Thermomix Tom Kha Gai soup – £7.19

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Delia Smith’ Thai chicken with lime and coconut cream – adapted for the Thermomix – £7.30

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Chicken in a creamy chorizo sauce – £7.70

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Beef meatballs curry – with or without a Thermomix – gluten-free – £8.17

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Herby sausage bolognese – a HelloFresh recipe cooked in the Thermomix – £8.61

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Tasty chicken wraps with potato wedges and simple salad – A Hellofresh recipe in the Thermomix – £8.90

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Creamy turkey masala with veggie-packed rice– A Hellofresh recipe in the Thermomix – £9.50

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Hearty sausage cassoulet – Thermomix recipe – £9.75

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Fish

Fish tagine – with or without a Thermomix – £4.70

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Creamy courgette, parmesan & smoked salmon risotto in the Thermomix – £6.57

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Kedgeree in the Thermomix – £7.81

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Smoked salmon pizza – £8.45

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Creamy fish curry with rice and coconut – Thermomix adaptation of a Hello Fresh recipe – £8.72

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The easiest and yummiest Thermomix fish pie – £9.23

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Vegetarian

Thermomix creamy courgette farfalle pasta – £2.42

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Cherry tomato clafoutis (kla-FOO-tee) – with or without a Thermomix – £3.24

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Thermomix one pot creamy mushroom pasta – £4.25

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Super (and I do mean super) nachos Thermomix recipe – £6.32

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Chakchouka – A Tunisian dish of tomatoes, onions, peppers, spices, and eggs. With or without a Thermomix – £7.15

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Creamy turkey masala with veggie-packed rice– A Hellofresh recipe in the Thermomix

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Creamy turkey masala with veggie-packed rice– A Hellofresh recipe in the Thermomix

Hellofresh has used turkey in this recipe – I am not a big fan of turkey and I think chicken would have made the dish even nicer.

I have also changed the recipe in the way that most of the vegetables are now ‘hidden’ in the meat sauce rather than ‘visible’ in the rice!

The original recipe uses green beans. We like broccoli here!

If you’re not familiar with HelloFresh, they’re a food box company. You pick the number of meals and number of people that suit your family and they deliver ALL the ingredients you need to cook delicious food, really quickly!

If you’ve not subscribed to HelloFresh, the list of ingredients you need is below.

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Creamy turkey masala with veggie-packed rice– A Hellofresh recipe in the Thermomix

Serves 4

Active time: 10 minutes – Total time: 30 minutes. COST: £9.20

Ingredients:

  • 2 onions – £0.34
  • 2 cm fresh ginger – £0.10
  • 4 garlic cloves – £0.10
  • 300g broccoli – £0.70
  • 2 carrots, peeled – £0.21
  • 1 large bunch coriander – £0.70
  • 4 turkey steaks, cubed – £3.50
  • 2 chicken stock pots – £1.25
  • 300g basmati rice – £0.60
  • 1 tbsp Garam Masala – £0.10
  • 4 tsp mustard seeds – £0.10
  • 500g tomato passata – £0.55
  • 300ml double cream – £0.95

Let’s go…

  1. Put a large pan of water to boil.
  2. Put 2 onions, halved, 2 cm ginger and 4 garlic cloves into the mixing bowl. Chop for 5 seconds / speed 5. Scrape down the sides.
  3. Add 2 carrots, roughly chopped. Chop for 5 seconds / speed 5. Scrape down the sides.
  4. Add a drizzle of olive oil and saute for 3 minutes / 100C / Speed 1.
  5. Chop the broccoli. Place them in the Varoma.
  6. In the meantime, chop the turkey steaks into roughly 2 cm chunks.
  7. Add the turkey to the mixing bowl together with a pinch of salt & pepper, 1 tbsp garam masala, 2 tsp mustard seeds. Cook for 5 minutes / 100C / Reverse speed low.
  8. Add 500g tomato passata and 1 chicken stock pot. Place the Varoma dish with the broccoli and cook for 15 minutes / 100C / Reverse speed low.
  9. In the meantime, cook the rice.
  10. When the meat is cooked, add 300ml double cream. Cook for a further 2 minutes / 100C / Reverse speed low. 

To serve:

Serve the rice, broccoli, and curry together. Sprinkle over with coriander.

Delicious. Bon appetit x