Potato, parsnip & pea curry with apple chutney

Don't let leftovers go to waste! This curry makes clever use of storecupboard ingredients and those cooked vegetables that might otherwise get thrown away.


2 tbsp sunflower oil
1 large onion, sliced
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tbsp chopped fresh root ginger
½ tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp ground turmeric
1 tsp garam masala
400g cold roast potatoes, cubed
400g cold roast parsnips, cubed
227g can chopped tomatoes
400ml can coconut milk
100g frozen peas
Juice ½ lemon

For the chutney
1 Cox apple, cored and finely diced
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 tbsp chopped fresh mint


1 Heat the oil in a large pan and add the onion, garlic and ginger. Cook gently for 5 minutes until soft and golden. Add the cayenne, turmeric and garam masala, cook for a minute then add the potatoes and parsnips and toss to coat in the spices. Stir in the tomatoes and some seasoning and simmer for a couple of minutes.

2 Stir in the coconut milk and peas then bring to the boil. Simmer gently for 5 minutes until the sauce is thickened. Add the lemon juice and check the seasoning. 

3 Make the chutney by mixing together the apple, onion and mint. Serve the curry with the chutney alongside, and naan bread or rice, if you wish.

Cooks tip

To use raw potatoes and parsnips,simply peel 500g of each and toss with spices then cook in the tomato sauce until just tender.

Potato, parsnip & pea curry with apple chutney
  • Preparation time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking time: 20 minutes

Serves: 6

Nutritional Info

Typical values per serving:

Energy 1,682kj
Fat 25.1g
Saturated Fat 11.6g
Carbohydrate 38.2g
Sugars 12.4g
Protein 6.1g
Salt 0.3g
Fibre 6.9g

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5 stars

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This recipe was first published in Thu Nov 06 13:59:36 GMT 2014.