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One-pot vegan curries

by Malou Herkes

published on 1 July 2020

Champion a bounty of seasonal summer veggies in these colourful curries all made in one pan to save on the washing up. Stock up your cupboards with beans and lentils, update your spice rack and you'll be able to fall back on any of these dinners any night of the week. 

one pot vegan curries tomato curry meera sodha east

Tomato Curry from EAST by Meera Sodha 

Make the most of summer-ripe tomatoes in this South Indian-inspired tomato curry. “The sweetness and acidity of tomatoes is married to classic pickling spices, then tempered with curry leaves, tamarind and coconut”, says Meera Sodha who recommends scooping the lot onto naan for a seasonal summer dinner.


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Meera Sodha


one pot vegan curries jackfruit curry time to eat nadiya hussain

Jackfruit Curry from Time To Eat by Nadiya Hussain

Jackfruit makes a great alternative to meat and it's delicious in curry. Here Nadiya pairs tinned jackfruit with a few basic ingredients to make a family friendly one-pot curry. To make this fully vegan, skip Nadiya's yoghurt naan and make Madhur Jaffrey's Wholemeal Paratha instead.

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Aduki Bean Curry from Madhur Jaffrey's Curry Nation by Madhur Jaffrey

Madhur Jaffrey makes the most of the reddish-brown aduki bean in this frugal dinner that draws from a well-stocked spice cupboard. Finish it with shaved coconut and a zing of lemon. Remember to soak your beans the night!

Order a copy of Madhur Jaffrey's Curry Nation here.

one pot vegan curries chickpea tikka masala the happy pear recipes for happiness

Chickpea Tikka Masala from The Happy Pear: Recipes for Happiness by The Happy Pear

This rich, creamy vegan take on tikka masala is based on chickpeas and 'meaty' mushrooms. Serve with soya yoghurt and toasted almond flakes on top.

Get your copy of The Happy Pear: Recipes for Happiness here.

one pot vegan curries beetroot chickpea coconut curry the green roasting tin rukmini iyer

Beetroot, Chickpea & Coconut Curry from The Green Roasting Tin by Rukmini Iyer

Rukmini Iyer has applied her brilliant roasting tin approach to a vegan curry – here roasted spiced beetroot and chickpeas form the base for this dish, to which coconut milk is added and reduced into a creamy, fragrant dinner that takes just 15 minutes to prepare.

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one pot vegan curries courgette aubergine curry hemsley sisters the art of eating well

Courgette & Aubergine Curry from The Art of Eating Well by Melissa & Jasmine Hemsley 

Swap out the bone broth for water to make this nourishing vegan curry championing summer vegetables and creamy red split lentils. Serve with little extras of lemon or lime wedges, tamari, a side of greens, fresh herbs or nuts for sprinkling over. 

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