Kate’s Party and a Vegetable Curry Recipe

Had 13 people over for Kate’s birthday party last night, so I had to cook for 15 people: Me, Kate, Andy, Marie, Tim, Cassie, Nick, Karen, Rob, Letitia, Hew, Hannah, Spencer, Julia and Martin! It was a really enjoyable evening and I ended up cooking 3 curries (a korma, a vindaloo, and a veg curry), some tarka dal, and rice. Had a great chat with Rob and Nick about astronomy and telescopes etc, and as a result I’ve signed up to the New Scientist newsletter. Hopefully next time we’re round Nick’s house, if its a clear night he’ll let us take a peek through his telescope at the moon… and with any luck Saturn.

The vegetable curry I cooked was adapted up from a recipe I found for Marrakesh Vegetable Curry on allrecipes.com. It was quite spicy but really delicious, and it was dead easy to make too: –


1 sweet potato, peeled and cubed

1 green pepper, chopped

1 red pepper, chopped

2 carrots, chopped

1 onion, chopped

1 courgette, chopped

6 tablespoons olive oil

3 cloves garlic, minced

2 tablespoons sultanas

1/4 cup flaked almonds

1 cup orange juice

1 teaspoon ground turmeric

1 tablespoon curry powder

1 teaspoon ground cinammon

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon cayenne pepper


Fry up the sweet potato, carrots, onion and peppers in 3 tablespoons of olive oil, in a big pan, for 5 minutes, on a medium heat.

In a medium saucepan place the remaining 3 tablespoons of olive oil, the garlic, turmeric, curry powder, cinammon, salt and cayenne pepper, and saute over medium heat for 3 minutes.

Pour the garlic & spice mixture into the big pan with all the vegetables in it. Add the almonds, sultanas, courgette and orange juice. Bring to the boil and simmer for 20 minutes, covered.

I ended up adding a little more orange juice and a bit of water, since I used quite a large sweet potato. You can always vary the amount of spices to taste, too.

2 Responses to Kate’s Party and a Vegetable Curry Recipe

  1. Marie says:

    And a very yummy curry it was too!
    Thanks James! 🙂

  2. Jeena says:

    Hi there, I like your blog! Nice recipe it looks yummy 🙂 Feel free to visit my blog too 🙂

    Click here for jeenas food recipe blog 🙂

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