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.

  • Preparation time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking time: 20 minutes

Serves: 6


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.