Cougette and Tomato Jalfrezi

Lunchshare tester alert: My dad is vegetarian, and my wife and I are visiting my parents soon for a weekend, I have said I will do a vegetarian curry with bite. So this is a tester for my dad Jeff, who loves curries. Unfortunately for the last 30 years has had just extra potatoes with his meals. Hopefully the lunchshare buddies enjoy it. Please note the image is my dinner from the left overs after preparing Lunchshare the night before!!

The sauce

  • 3 Onions.
  • half a thumb of fresh ginger
  • one clove of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chilli powder
  • 1 tin of tomotoes

Roughly chop the onions, peeled ginger, and garlic (separate crush with side of knife peel that all she wrote).

tablespoon of salt in 400 ml of water in saucepan.

Boil, then simmer 15 minutes with lid on saucepan. Skim any sedemiment, essential!

Let it cool, blitz with handheld whilst in saucepan (awesome). Put to one side.


Put tomatoes into a blizter, add 1 teaspoon of tumeric, tomatoe puree, paprika. Put in a clean saucepan, bring to boil. Skim any excess for 5 minutes. After that, add this to main sauce saucepan. Nice. Below Tomotoe sauce before adding to curry base.


The curry

  • 3 tablespoons of oil/butter/ghee/coconut oil. I used cocunut oil.
  • 2 table spoons of garam masala
  • 4 green Birdseye chilliest
  • 1 teaspoon tumeric
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
  • 1 Onion, 2 red peppers, 3 tomatoes
  • 400ml of curry sauce (see about)

Add tumeric, ginger, garam masala, salt, chilli powder and 1 tablespoon on oil to pan or wok.After 20 seconds whilst stiring add veg. Stir constantly onions should colour.After 5 minutes of stiring, turn down heat, add tomatoes and stir fry ingredients for a minute or two. Add the green chilies now (slice down the middle if you want a mega bite, let the ingredients do its thing). Stir for 3 minutes. Now add half a cup (half of a mug) of the curry sauce shown above.

Keep bubbling for 5 minutes , let the food do it’s thing! Make sure that the corgettes are still a little crunchy!!


Enjoy! I’ll put up the Tarka Dal accompaniment if someone requests it.








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