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!

Hearty mushroom bolognese – Vegetarian, gluten-free and vegan – recipe in the Thermomix

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Hearty mushroom bolognese – Vegetarian, gluten-free and vegan – recipe in the Thermomix.

Try our hearty mushroom bolognese recipe. It’s easy, low fat and full of vegetables. Two kinds of mushrooms – porcini and chestnut – add a lovely meaty punch to this vegetarian, and vegan, twist on a classic bolognese sauce!

If you love the comfort of a hearty bolognese sauce after a cold/breezy day, then this recipe is for you.


 

Serves 4

Active time: 5 minutes – Total time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 50g dried porcini mushrooms
  • 2 onions
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 500g chestnut mushrooms 
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2tbsp tomato puree
  • 400g chopped tomatoes
  • A few sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 1 tsp celery salt
  • 1 bunch of basil

Let’s go…

  1. Soak 50g porcini mushrooms in 200ml boiling water.
  2. Add 2 onions, halved, 4 garlic cloves, 2 carrots, roughly chopped, 500g chestnut mushrooms and 2 celery stalks to the mixing bowl. Chop for 5 seconds / speed 5. Scrape down the sides.
  3. Add 2 tbsp olive oil and cook for 4 minutes / 100C / speed 1.
  4. In the meantime, drain the porcini mushrooms, keeping the liquid. Chop them.
  5. Add 2tbsp tomato puree, the chopped porcini mushrooms, a few sprigs of fresh thyme, 1 tsp celery salt and the strained liquid in the mixing bowl. Cook for 5 minutes / 100C / reverse speed low, without measuring cup.
  6. Add 400g chopped tomatoes and salt & pepper to taste to the mixing bowl. Cook for 20 minutes / 100C / reverse speed low, replacing measuring cup with simmering basket.
  7. In the meantime, cook your pasta in a pan, as per packet instructions.
  8. Drain the pasta and stir it through the bolognese sauce. Pick the basil leaves and sprinkle over the bolognese with a good grating of Parmesan to serve.

Delicious. Bon appetit x

 

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Chunky beef ragu – Thermomix adaptation of a HelloFresh recipe

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Chunky beef ragu – Thermomix adaptation of a Hello Fresh recipe

The one thing I hadn’t been able to master yet with the Thermomix, is bolognese sauce. No matter what setting I used, reverse speed, low speed etc, it always turned into complete mush, much to the disgust of the kids.

When Hello Fresh delivered the ingredients and recipe to make a beef ragu with spaghettis (a rather fancy name for spag bol), I remembered all the wonderful comments about fellow Thermomix blogger, Skinnymixer’s chunky bolognese recipe.

Here’s how I mixed both HelloFresh & Skinnymixer’s recipes. The result was perfectly chunky and rather delicious too, even if I say so myself!

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For a gluten-free option, replace pasta with rice or potatoes

 


Serves 4

Active time: 5 minutes – Total time: 25 minutes – COST: £5.83

Ingredients:

  • 1 onion, halved – £0.17
  • 1 garlic clove – £0.05
  • 2 courgettes, roughly chopped – £0.41
  • 1 yellow pepper, roughly chopped – £0.50
  • 500g beef mince – £3.00
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce – £0.05
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano – £0.05
  • 2 cartons chopped tomatoes with garlic and onions – £0.75
  • 400g spaghetti – £0.85

Let’s go…

  1. Add one onion, halved, one garlic clove, 2 courgettes and 1 yellow pepper 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. Add 2 tbsp soy sauce, 1 tbsp dried oregano, 2 cartons chopped tomatoes with garlic and onions and salt & pepper to taste.
  4. Insert your simmering basket into the bowl and put 500g beef mince inside. Cook for 10 minutes / 100C / Speed 1.
  5. In the meantime, boil some water in a large saucepan. Add a large pinch of salt. Bring to the boil and cook 400g spaghetti as per packet instruction.
  6. Carefully break up the mince with a spatula, cook for a further 10 minutes / 100C / Speed 1.
  7. Mix the cooked mince and the sauce together before serving.
  8. Drain the pasta and toss into the ragu.

Delicious. Bon appetit x

 

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

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

This is definitely in our top 10 all-time favourite recipe.

We came across it in a supermarket TV ad probably about 7 or 8 years ago.

We’ve made it since more times than I care to count, for dinner parties, family dinners, with chicken (as per this recipe) but also with prawns or even white fish. But never in the Thermomix… until last night!

It’s always been just wonderfully delicious and hard to believe it is as simple as it is to put together and that is still very much the case with a little help from Momo!

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Serves 4

Active time: 10 minutes – Marinade: minimum one hour – Total time: 1h25 minutes

COST: £7.30

Ingredients:

  • 4 spring onions – £0.60
  • 400g chicken breasts mini fillets – £3.00
  • Zest and juice of 2 limes – £0.70
  • 250ml creamed coconut – £1.00
  • 1 green chilli, deseeded – £0.60
  • 3 tbsp fish sauce – £0.10
  • 40g pack coriander – £0.70
  • 400g Basmati rice – £0.60

 

Let’s go…

  1. ‘Peel’ the zest of 2 limes with a potato peeler. Add the zest to the mixing bowl. Chop for 5 seconds / speed 10. Chop for a few more seconds if needs be.
  2. Marinade the chicken with the lime zest & juice for an hour or longer if you have time.
  3. In the meantime, add 4 spring onions, roughly chopped to the mixing bowl. Chop for 5 seconds / speed 5. Set aside. Rinse and dry the mixing bowl.
  4. After an hour put the chicken together with its marinade into the mixing bowl. Cook for 5 minutes / 100C / Reverse speed low.
  5. In the meantime cook the rice in a saucepan as per packet instructions.
  6. Add one green chilli, sliced, 250ml coconut cream, 3tbsp fish sauce, 20g chopped coriander. Cook for 15 minutes / 100C / reverse speed low.
  7. Serve spooned over the rice with the remaining coriander sprinkled over.

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

Fish tagine – with or without a Thermomix

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Fish tagine – with or without a Thermomix

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Serves 4

Active time: 5 minutes – Total time: 25 minutes – COST: £4.70

Ingredients:

  • 2  garlic clove, peeled – £0.10
  • 10 black olives, stoned – £0.10
  • 2tsp harissa paste – £0.20
  • 2tsp ground cumin – £0.05
  • 2tsp paprika – £0.05
  • 700g passata – £0.80
  • 1 preserved lemon – £0.50
  • 4 white fish fillets, skinless – £2.20
  • Fresh coriander – £0.70

Let’s go…

  1. Cover the fish fillets with a mix of cumin and paprika. Season with salt and pepper. Place in the simmering basket.
  2. Add 2 garlic clove to the TM bowl. Mix for 5 seconds / speed 5. Scrape down the sides.
  3. Add 10 black olives, 2 tsp harissa paste, 700g passata and 1 preserved lemon to the TM bowl. Insert simmering basket with fish in. Cook for 20 minutes / 100C / speed 3 Reverse speed.
  4. Pour the sauce over the fish, sprinkle with fresh coriander and serve with couscous and a simple carrot salad.

 

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