Baked veggie korma
Get the kids to help make this vegetarian take on a korma. With a clear list of ingredients and step-by-step method, the recipe is ideal for children aged seven to 11 who are learning to cook
- Serves: 4 persons
- 1medium cauliflower
- 6spring onions
- 2tbsp sunflower or rapeseed oil
- 3garlic cloves
- 1⁄2 jar of korma paste (about 100g)
- 400g can chickpeas
- 150ml coconut or single cream
- 1vegetable stock cube
- 100g fine green beans
- 50g ground almonds
- cooked basmati rice or naans and mango chutney, to serve
- chopping board
- tea towel or kitchen paper (optional)
- sharp knife
- deep roasting tin (ours was 25 x 35cm)
- kitchen scissors
- garlic crusher
- measuring scales
- measuring jug
- can opener
- wooden spoon
Step 1Heat the oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. If your chopping board doesn’t have anti-slip grips, lay a dampened tea towel or sheet of kitchen paper on the work surface, then place the board on top to stop it from slipping. Pull the leaves off the cauliflower, discarding any damaged or wilted ones and reserving the rest. Cut the cauliflower florets and leaves into bite-sized pieces, then cut the stalk into smaller pieces. Tip everything into the roasting tin.
Step 2Trim away the root end of the spring onions and peel off the papery skins. Snip the spring onions into small pieces directly into the tin using kitchen scissors. Drizzle the oil over the veg, then season with a pinch of salt and toss everything together with your hands. Put the tin on the middle shelf of the oven. Roast for 15 mins.
Step 3Peel the skins off the garlic cloves. After 15 mins, carefully remove the tin from the oven using oven gloves. Squeeze the garlic cloves directly into the tin using the garlic crusher.
Step 4Measure out the curry paste – you can do this using scales or estimate based on the quantity of paste in the jar – if it’s 200g, add roughly half (see tips below). Stir the curry paste and garlic into the veg.
Step 5Use a can opener to open the can of chickpeas, then tip into a sieve over a bowl to catch the liquid (see below for ideas on how to use this liquid and save on waste). Tip the drained chickpeas into the roasting tin.
Step 6Pour the coconut cream into the tin, then measure out 450ml water using a measuring jug and add this, too. Crumble over the stock cube.
Step 7Weigh out the green beans using scales. If they have stalks, snap or carefully cut them off. Add the beans to the roasting tin.
Step 8Weigh out the ground almonds using scales, then tip them into the tin. Hold the tin steady with one hand while wearing an oven glove and gently stir everything together using a wooden spoon. Return the tin to the oven for 25 mins, then carefully remove from the oven (there will be hot liquid in the tin). Serve the curry with cooked rice or naans and some mango chutney.