Rosebank Curry recipe: real comfort food

Nothing tastes as good as a home-cooked meal, made from ingredients you’ve grown and shared with people who understand you.

On a rainy afternoon at Rosebank Garden in Kirkintilloch, the air was filled with the mouth-watering smell of a vegetable curry and the sound of laughter. We managed to twist a few arms to get the secret recipe out of them.

Rosebank Curry

rosebank curry

What you need:

  • onions (home-grown in this case, but any will do)
  • lentils ( red or tinned green cook quickest)
  • any veg you love (home-grown courgettes and some sweet potato this time).
  • curry powder ( as much as you dare)
  • a couple of cloves of garlic
  • half a block of coconut cream
  • salt
  • two tins of chopped tomato
  • a squeeze of tomato puree
  • oil

What you do:

1. Fry the onions for 5-10 minutes and add the curry powder

2. Stir in the lentils and veg

3. Pour in the chopped tomatoes

4. Add the garlic, tomato puree and coconut

5. Leave to cook for around an hour, adding more water if you need to.

Serve with rice or naan and some good friends.

What about you? Is there a recipe that always makes you feel good? Share it with us.

You can listen to some of the people who attend Rosebank Garden talking about why gardening is good for their wellbeing here. 

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3 Responses to Rosebank Curry recipe: real comfort food

  1. Pru Davies September 24, 2014 at 3:08 pm #

    Just love the sound of this curry. Funnily enough Hugh and I were talking about supper tonight. Each Wednesday I am away to The Ladies Guild at Ibrox Parish Church this evening (return after summer break). Usually I bring something home afterwards. I’m not a huge fan of take-aways especially when you often get far too much and end up feeling worse for wear afterwards. Loving the look of this recipe tho’ and will definitely give it a try. Will let you know how I get on!

    • Rosie McIntosh September 24, 2014 at 3:14 pm #

      Let us know how you get on. The group said that if you eat meat you could add some chicken, but even the sworn carnivores tucked into this veggie version.

      • Pru Davies September 24, 2014 at 3:16 pm #

        Yes indeed – may well add some chicken. Sounds just so delicious and feeling yummy already. Just eaten some hot buttered toast washed down with mug of tea – purrfecto !

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