Roz Purcell’s soup from peanut, squash and chickpea curry

You can turn the leftovers of this curry into an epic peanut and squash curry soup

When the soup, is ready ladle into bowls, garnish with the chopped fresh coriander, and serve with the rice and a lime wedge on the side

When the soup, is ready ladle into bowls, garnish with the chopped fresh coriander, and serve with the rice and a lime wedge on the side

Sat, Sep 23, 2017, 08:00

   
  • Serves: 4
  • Cooking Time: 20 mins
  • Course: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Fusion

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 small red onion, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 medium-sized butternut squash, peeled and spiralised
  • 1 x 400ml tin of full-fat coconut milk
  • 4 tbsp crunchy peanut butter
  • 1 x 400g tin of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 60g dried fruit, such as raisins, sultanas, goji berries or chopped
  • pitted dates
  • 2½ tbsp good-quality curry powder (check to make sure there’s no added sugar)
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp chilli powder (optional)
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 200ml water
  • 1 tsp chopped fresh coriander to garnish
  • cooked brown or wild rice to serve
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges to serve

Method

You can blitz the leftovers of this curry into an epic peanut and squash curry soup. All you have to do is add some vegetable stock to suit your slurping preference!

Melt the coconut oil in a wide-bottomed saucepan set over a medium heat. Add the onion and cook for two minutes before adding the squash. Place a lid on the pan and cook for five minutes.

While this is cooking, put the coconut milk and peanut butter in a smoothie maker or small blender, and blitz until no lumps are visible.

Now back to the saucepan. The squash will have softened but will still have a bit of bite, which is perfect. Add the chickpeas, dried fruit, spices and some salt and pepper. Turn up the heat to high and cook for two minutes, stirring continuously.

Add the water and let it boil for two minutes more before removing the pan from the heat. Once the curry stops bubbling, pour in the coconut and peanut mixture, and keep stirring until it thickens up slightly. Ladle into bowls, garnish with the chopped fresh coriander, and serve with the rice and a lime wedge on the side.