I think it’s very easy to hear the word vegan and assume that the dishes may be bland or flavourless.
In the Caribbean, we have a particular type of cuisine called Ital food. Derived from the word vitality, it focuses on natural vegan foods that are bursting with flavour.
One of my favourite vegan dishes to make is a Caribbean Vegan Curry packed with delicious vegetables such as chickpeas, potatoes and tomatoes. This is also a great dish for meal prep as it can be eaten with a range of sides. Not to mention, super easy!
I usually have this with fried plantain, white rice and naan bread. Read below for the full method and ingredient list.
- Chickpeas (1 can)
- Chopped tomatoes (1 can or fresh equivalent)
- Scotch bonnet tops (or two tablespoons of scotch bonnet hot sauce)
- Jamaican sweet pumpkin (optional)
- One large potato
- 1 spring onion
- Half an onion
- 3 garlic cloves
- 1 lime
- Spinach (half a packet)
- Hot curry powder or mild curry powder
- Jamaican curry power
- All purpose seasoning
- Black pepper
- Soy sauce
- Sweat your diced onion and chopped garlic in a frying pan in a tablespoon of oil on a low heat.
- Add your cubes potatoes and fry until translucent.
- Add your spring onion and chopped tomatoes. Turn this onto a high heat until the mixture bubbles then turn down to a low heat.
- Add the curry powders, all purpose, black pepper, thyme, soy sauce and whole scotch bonnet. Bring this to a high heat also for a few minutes then turn down to low and remove the scotch bonnets.
- Add your chickpeas and cook for a further 10-15 minutes on a low heat.
- Add your spinach and squeeze half a lime through the curry.
- Serve with rice, fried plantain and naan bread.
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