- 1 tbsp extra virgin coconut oil
- 1 red onion, chopped
- 5 garlic cloves, finely chopped (if you are not a fan of garlic this may be reduced to one clove)
- a good pinch of Himalayan pink salt
- ½ tsp cumin powder
- ½ tsp coriander powder
- 1 tsp turmeric powder
- ¼ tsp red chilli powder (if you like a spicy curry add ½ tsp instead)
- 400g tin chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 5cm/2in piece root ginger, grated
- pinch of coconut palm sugar or 1 tsp of Maple syrup
- pinch of garam masala
- 160ml creamed coconut
- 1 large leek or 2 baby leeks
- Plain basmati rice or Japanese rice, to serve
- Chop the leeks into discs and set aside.
- Heat a deep lidded saucepan and add the coconut oil. Fry the onions and garlic, until the onions are transparent.
- Add the chopped leeks and fry until they have softened and onions have caramelised.
Add the salt, cumin, coriander, turmeric and red chilli powders. Stir well.
- Add in the creamed coconut and chickpeas. Mix well to coat the chickpeas with the mixture and cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
- Add the grated ginger and garam masala. Simmer with the lid open and reduce to thicken.
- Once reduced add the pinch of coconut palm sugar to taste or maple syrup and stir to incorporate.
Pack with steamed Japanese Rice.
Note | This makes a mild curry suitable for toddlers and young children. If you are concerned about offering your child sugar or salt, leave out the coconut sugar and salt and you are good to go.
Looking for other healthy family recipes? See our Healthy Coconut Chicken Nuggets Recipe| Here
Also when packing the curry be sure to let the rice cool before sealing the jar. We don’t want the rice to get stodgy.
Curry in a Jar
The weather has been so lovely lately that I can’t wait to get outside and frolic in the grass.
If you are like me and are looking for something different on a picnic instead of the usual sandwich or cold meats and cheese platter;
How about some sticky Japanese rice topped with a mild curry? Yum!
Don’t worry this one keeps the mess to a minimum as everything goes in in a mouthful so you can still look chic while clinking your glasses on that picnic in the wilderness.
Enjoy your summer picnic! Let me know how you get on!