Vegetable curry for a crowd

Vegetable curry for a crowd

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(120 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 45 mins


Serves 8
This vegetarian curry is great for feeding a group of mates on a budget, or make a batch to freeze

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal263
  • fat17g
  • saturates8g
  • carbs25g
  • sugars14g
  • fibre4g
  • protein5g
  • salt1.28g
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  • 1 large potato, diced



    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…

  • 1 small butternut squash, peeled, deseeded and diced
  • 1 aubergine, diced



    Although it's technically a fruit (a berry, to be exact), the aubergine is used as a…

  • 6 tbsp tikka masala paste
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 onions, sliced



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 680g-700g jar tomato passata
  • 400g can coconut milk
    Coconut milk in a glass, with half a coconut

    Coconut milk

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    Coconut milk is not the slightly opaque liquid that flows from a freshly opened coconut –…

  • 2 red peppers, sliced
  • 2 courgettes, diced



    The courgette is a variety of cucurbit, which means it's from the same family as cucumber,…

  • few coriander sprigs, to serve
  • rice or naan bread, to serve


  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Toss the potato, squash and aubergine with 2 tbsp curry paste and 2 tbsp oil in a large roasting tin. Season, then roast for 30 mins.

  2. Meanwhile, make the sauce. Fry the onions in the remaining oil in a large pan until softened and golden – add a splash of water if they start to dry out. Stir in the remaining curry paste, cook for 3 mins, then add the passata, coconut milk and 100ml water. Simmer for a few mins.

  3. When the vegetables are roasted, tip them into the sauce with the peppers and courgettes. Simmer for 10-15 mins until tender. Scatter with coriander and serve.

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15th Feb, 2016
For slightly lower fat I used half the amount of coconut milk and not adding the water and the sauce was still plenty thick enough. I've tried it with a couple of pinches of Chinese 5 Spice mixed in as well and it gives it a lovely little zing without making it spicy.
6th Feb, 2016
I seem to disagree with about everyone else about this dish. I found it lacked any depth of true curry flavour, and having served it at a party gathering amongst another 4 or 5 dishes from this website I found most of this one was left to throw away the following morning - but all the other plates and dishes were clean...
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18th Jan, 2016
I made this for 10 people, some who love spicy food and others who dislike it. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed this and all plates were empty! I added extra ingredients to make it enough to feed 10. I will definitely be making this again for when we have a crowd over as it's so easy to prepare and make!
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17th Feb, 2015
I agree with the poster below who described this being a bit too tomato-ey; it did taste like a can of cream of tomato soup with veggies and a bit of curry seasoning. Filling and healthy but I probably wouldn't make again.
31st Jan, 2015
Awesome flavours - added to my collection
8th Jan, 2015
Just cooked for our mini-crowd at church - tasty and everyone went for a bit more. But a bit mild just for me, but you don't want to make a group curry too hot!!
2nd Jan, 2015
Just cooked this and it's delicious! The only thing I would say is add the courgettes and peppers straight after browning the onions but before you add the passata and coconut milk so they get slightly soft. I added them after I put the passata and the coconut milk in and had to simmer for quite a while (longer than it says above) until they went soft. I will be cooking this when I have vegetarian guests over as I'm sure they'll like it.
26th Nov, 2014
This is a fabulous recipe and one that is used weekly in our family, two teenagers and hubby. Such a favorite. The children are not that keen on aubergine, so I tend to use just potato and sweet potato, red peppers, and courgette.....goes down excellently and served with homemade flat breads smothered in homemade garlic butter. Winner in our family. Oh, and the curry freezes beautifully!
27th Sep, 2014
Recently tried this as I am looking for a veggie option for a party. I think it's ok for a mid-week dinner, but not good enough for a party. Tasted more like a ratatouille than a curry. I would recommend the sweet and hot vegetable curry instead, also on this website. It's tastier and much quicker to make, recipe easily doubled to serve 12.
24th Aug, 2014
Love this recipe. I use it every couple of months. I use Jamie Oliver's recipe for the tikka masala paste and sometimes adapt the vegetables to what's in season or in the fridge. Always goes down a treat


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