This week Joanna from Foodography comes back to share with us a delicious Mango Curry. A curry that will surprise you with its exotic flavours and comforting feel.
Mango Curry with a side of?
What I love the most about curries is that you can pretty much make them your very own! You have so many options to choose from, in terms of veggies, spices, as well as what to serve them with. In this recipe, Joanna is serving her mango curry with rice. However, feel free to explore! Find a list of side dishes you can serve your curry with:
- Brown rice
- Naan Bread
- Roasted Cauliflower
- Cauliflower rice
- Dairy-free Tzatziki
Last week Joanna shared some of her childhood memories, this week she tells us what led her to adopt a vegan diet.
I became vegetarian when I was around 16/17 and this encouraged me to cook even more (especially as I was the only vegetarian in my family!) and grow my skills in the kitchen, learn more about vegetarian diet and how to properly balance it. I was on a vegetarian diet for a long time but eventually, in 2019 I became vegan. My decision was prompted not only by the fact that I felt that my body has been thriving on plants and my health has never been better but also because of my growing awareness of the treatment of farm animals, their suffering and the destructive effect that farming has on the environment. Taking all of this into account becoming vegan seemed absolutely right for me and was in fact very liberating. I think that the transition was an easy process for me because I was preparing myself for this for a while, expanding my knowledge on balancing vegan diet as well as my vegan cooking skills and creativity in the kitchen.
As a teenager I have also battled an eating disorder – I suffered from anorexia for a few years. Despite the fact that it was a very difficult time for me as well as for my family and pushed my body to its limits, I feel that this experience has shaped me and helped me get to where I am and who I am now. One of the things that helped me overcome it was becoming extremely passionate about food psychology, health and nutrition, building positive relationship with food and understanding how important it is to fuel our body with the right food. I am still working on expanding my knowledge on these subjects.
Learn more about Joanna and her fabulous vegan recipes here.
Don’t miss last week’s Joanna recipe: a delicious & nutritious Chickpea Burger.
- 1 sliced red onion
- 3 minced garlic cloves
- 1 tsp fresh minced ginger
- ½ tsp. garam masala
- ½ tsp chili flakes, or more – depending how spicy you want it to be
- 1 pack firm tofu /220gr
- 3 tbsp. vegan Thai red curry paste
- ¾ cup unsweetened mango puree
- 1 can light coconut milk /400ml
- ½ - ¾ cup water
- 1 cup cooked chickpeas /200gr, optional
- 2 tbsp. soy sauce
- juice of ½ lime
- 1 yellow or red pepper
- Rice or naan bread, to serve
- Fresh coriander or cilantro, (optional)
- Coconut yogurt, to serve
- Handful of toasted cashew nuts, to serve (optional)
- sliced red chili, (optional)
- Heat some oil in a large pan and once hot add finely chopped red onion, garlic and ginger and fry on medium heat for around 4-5 mins, until fragrant.
- Add garam masala and chili flakes as well as cubed tofu and fry for another 5 mins, until tofu turns slightly brown.
- Add curry paste and mix well so that tofu is coated, cook for 2 more minutes.
- Add mango puree, coconut milk and as much water as needed to achieve the consistency that you want (add less if you want your curry thicker). Mix and then add soy sauce and lime juice.
- Add yellow pepper, bring to a simmer and turn then turn the heat down. Cook for around 8 mins, then add cooked chickpeas and cook for 5 more mins. Taste and adjust the seasoning, add some cayenne pepper if you wish.
- Serve with rice or naan bread, fresh herbs, lime wedges, coconut yogurt and cashew nuts.
I hope you try and like this Mango Curry if so let me know! Share on Pinterest and tag a photo on Instagram @mimies_delicacies @foodography_by_joanna so that we can see your lovely creations as well as helping us reach more of you lovely people. Merci my friends!