Spicy vegetable & quinoa laksa

Spicy vegetable & quinoa laksa

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Cooking time

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

This high fibre dish counts as 3 of your 5-a-day, and it's delicious too

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freeze ahead
  • Easily doubled / halved
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
398
protein
22g
carbs
55g
fat
12g
saturates
3g
fibre
7g
sugar
24g
salt
0.96g

Ingredients

  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 4 tbsp vegetarian korma or madras curry paste
  • 1l milk
  • 750g frozen mixed vegetables
  • 175g quinoa, rinsed

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Method

  1. Simmer the onion and the curry paste with a splash of water for 5 mins in a large saucepan, stirring from time to time. Heat the milk in a jug in the microwave.
  2. Add the vegetables and quinoa, then stir in the milk. Bring to the boil, simmer gently for 10 mins until the quinoa is cooked. Check seasoning. Serve with warm naan bread.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, November 2006

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donnakidston's picture
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I made this with Almond milk instead of ordinary milk. I also added some chicken breast. I halved the ingredients and it was enough for 3 portions. I found it a bit too spicy (I only eat Kormas mind you.) so I'd reduce my Korma paste to 1tbsp next time. Wondering whether I can freeze my leftovers....
It was quite tasty and very quick and easy. Best of all it's quite healthy. I'll make it again. Will probably try it with rice just to experiment.

hwolff's picture
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Delicious and nutritious, help to establish a calm atmosphere in such troubling times. Hats off to the Inca people for their marvellous contribution to the world's food treasures.

julie-annhawkins's picture
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We loved this dinner! It satisfied us as well as an Indian takeaway!
I fried the onion in a little oil, added 2 tbsp madras paste, then fresh carrot, mixed peppers and quorn pieces.
I followed suggestions of half milk, half coconut milk. I forgot to hear the milk, but it didn't curdle. I did add the coconut a few minutes later, not sure of that made a difference( only because I'd forgotten to buy some and sent husband to shop!)
I also forgot to buy flat bread, but found a great recipe: in food processor:- 250g sr flour, 250g yogurt, half tbsp of baking powder, sea salt, wizzed it, flattened it and dry fried on high heat in griddle pan- took 3 mins start to finish! All tasted delicious and a bonus that quinoa is a 'super food' :-)

ballymac676's picture
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Maybe it was because I had never cooked or tasted quinoa before but found this receipe totally bland. As always I read other users comments and did use coconut milk but still didn't work for me. One of the few recipies from this site that I wont be making again

oheffie's picture
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Not a fan of this recipe. For some reason it ended up having a slightly bitter taste and not really sure where that came from. I made this with Coconut milk (the milk replacement not actual coconut milk) and this gave it a nice coconut edge.

pj019's picture

Hi,
The bitter taste may have come from the quinoa, before you cook it you must rinse it in cold water, it should taste fine after that. I hope it helps!

sadieloumc's picture

I followed the recipe as it was and it makes a really yummy soup! Impressed. Used balti paste which was perfect for my milder tastes.

AtoLongMan's picture
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Not really laksa but a delicious soup nonetheless. I did half the amount, but used extra madras paste and fresh veg (broccoli, asparagus, baby corn, green pepper and courgette). Used half skimmed milk and half chicken stock. Really flavoursome and filling, and very healthy. Loved it, will finitely make again.

embotembot's picture
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Had some leftover quinoa and decided to give this recipe a go as it looked fast & easy. Fast & easy it was, but I was completely let down by the flavour and texture. It was runny, had an altogether unpleasant taste, and was just generally disappointing. It seems a shame as the recipe made so much! Usually bbc good food is my number one stop for recipe inspiration & nine times out of ten the result is delucious, but I wouldn't try this again.

embotembot's picture
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Had some leftover quinoa and decided to give this recipe a go as it looked fast & easy. Fast & easy it was, but I was completely let down by the flavour and texture. It was runny, had an altogether unpleasant taste, and was just generally disappointing. It seems a shame as the recipe made so much! Usually bbc good food is my number one stop for recipe inspiration & nine times out of ten the result is delucious, but I wouldn't try this again.

flutey2t's picture
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Really great recipe; so fast and easy! Good to make if you're in a rush and not much in the fridge. Also, it's good to find a recipe using quinoa.

pharaoh101's picture
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What a tasty way of getting so much veg!

Very filling, quick and easy.

Changes: I used stock and Kara dairy alternative (instead of cow's milk) and I used 4 teaspoons of paste (not tablespoons).

Everybody agreed we'll all be having it again. Yum!

katharinaanna's picture
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This was a really easy, really tasty midweek supper. First time we'd tried quinoa and, in this recipe, it went down a treat. Will definitely be making this again.

buffologist's picture
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I too was rather dubious about this recipe so I tweaked it by adding a sachet of coconut cream to the milk. I didn't use frozen veg either but just threw in a little of whatever was in the fridge.

Totally delicious! Even without the changes I made I still think this would be really tasty.

kitchenlab's picture
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the milk did not do it for me....first the taste of side dish boiled in milk....then i feel 1l milk was tooo much! never again.

d41d0y's picture
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I think this was a bit bland. If I made it again I'd probably use stock and coconut milk instead of normal milk.

staceyb85's picture
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Made this using Tikka paste (I thought Korma might be a bit sickly) and rice and it was very good. Needed a bit more liquid though as it turned out more of a biryani than a soup, but the taste was good and it was a nice way to use up leftover veggies in the fridge at the end of the week! Might have a go at using coconut milk next time just to see what the difference us.

chewy7's picture
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This recipe is not a laksa, there are some great recipes out there that, granted take a bit longer, are fab (I would recommend the Something for the Weekend tofu laksa). This produced a watery curry like broth, a laksa is supposed to be lovely and creamy. Try coconut milk at least, normal milk doesn't cut it.

princess_jasmine's picture
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I thought this was pretty good. I was dubious as it looked a bit odd but it was better than I'd expected. I used a vindaloo paste and the heat was nice, think with a milder one it might have been bland.

bigdel90's picture
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I've just started to take my weight training a bit more seriously and read somewhere that quinoa is a good source of protein so thought I'd give this a go. Following the advice above I made with tin of coconut milk instead of milk, fresh sliced carrot (sticks) and asparagus as my veg (though put them in half way through). Thought it was tasting a little bland whilst it was cooking so put in a teaspoon of cumin and coriander, a hot chilli, a handful of cashew nuts then some chopped coriander just before serving. Turned out very delicious indeed - so my rating is based on the recipe after my additions.

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