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OK, confession time...Ive been a vegetarian for years...<br><br><br><br>
and never made a curry!<br><br><br><br>
I have to make one for a dinner party tonight for 7 people...heres what I have in the house, can someone maybe give me some pointers?<br><br><br><br>
Onions<br><br>
Potatoes<br><br>
Chickpeas<br><br>
Tofu<br><br>
Coconut (whole)<br><br>
Green Peas<br><br>
Curry Paste<br><br>
Curry Powder<br><br><br><br>
I also have most all other staples, like veg broth, oils...ect<br><br><br><br>
Can someone please give me some advice here on how to procede? The dish needs to impress! Thanks!
 

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<a href="http://www.healthyliving.gov.uk/healthyeating/healthyeating-recipeview.cfm?recipeid=11&contentid=1401" target="_blank">This recipe</a>= easiest curry eveeer.<br><br><br><br>
But in any case, all you really need to do is saute any aromatics (garlic, onion) in a bit of oil until soft. Stir in some curry powder (not too much at first, taste and adjust later). Add a tin of chopped tomatoes OR coconut milk, any diced veg (potatoes, chickpeas, bell pepper, courgette, carrot, peas, etc etc) and simmer until the veg can be easily pierced with a fork. Taste, adjust seasonings (more curry powder, cumin, coriander, whatever you prefer). Add more liquid (vegetable broth, coconut milk, etc) as needed while cooking, and give it a stir every now and then. Easy as pie!
 

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What Keelin said above sounds good.<br><br><br><br>
You can also use some coconut and some tomato BOTh in the curry to make a creamy tomato curry base.<br><br><br><br>
You said you have a whole coconut, but do you have coconut milk? Grate or food-process the coconut meat, add the juice from inside the coconut and squeeze the HECK out of it through a cheesecloth will give you the closest to canned coconut milk. I think curry needs coconut milk to really make the curry spices work, but it's just me.<br><br><br><br>
I must say - you are VERY brave to attempt something "impressive" for a dinner party of 7 people - WOW - when you've never even made it before.<br><br><br><br>
Let us know how it goes!
 

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Thanks for the tips! That recipe should work great. I like to be experamental when I cook, but usually I prefer to do it when its just me and the boyfreind eating, as opposed to me, the boyfreind and 5 co-workers, none of whom are vegetarian. Unfortunately I am known in the office for being a great cook...had a number of people tell me that if I prepared all of their meals they would have no problem going veg*n. So obviously, standards are a little high...I wish everyone though I was an awful cook...then I could just nuke some hot pockets and be done with it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:">
 

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Everything went great...they all LOVED the curry, and I made a soybean hummus that everyone loved too...the best part was telling them the meal was all vegan, no one could believe it! Thanks for the help everyone!
 

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I'm also glad to hear it went well! I hope you had a fun time <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 
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