Nutty mixed vegetable curry


This nutty sweet and sour curry full of mixed vegetables is very handy to cook when you are hungry and in a rush. you can use any vegetables you happen to have in the freezer, garden or fridge.

Ingredients for 4 servings

  • ½ cup peas
  • ½ cup chopped green beans
  • ½ cup diced carrots
  • ½ cup cauliflower
  • ½ cup diced peppers
  • 2-3 ripe tomatoes
  • ½ cup passata
  • ½ cup mixed nuts – cashews & peanuts (can leave out if you are allergic to nuts)
  • 2-3 spring onions
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic minced using a garlic press
  • 2-3 fresh green chillies
  • salt to taste
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds
  • ½ tsp dhana jeeru (mixture of coriander and cumin)
  • 2 tbls sunflower oil
  • 1 tbls lemon juice
  • 2 tsp brown sugar or sugar substitute.
  • some coriander to garnish.


1.  Prepare the vegetables first.



2. Heat the oil and once it’s hot, add in the mustard seeds.  As soon as they stop popping, add the chopped tomatoes, garlic and green chilies.  Add the salt, turmeric, dhana jeeru and cook until the tomatoes soften.P1190778

3.  Add all the vegetables – including the chopped spring onions to the tomato mixture.  Add the passata and sugar too.  Once the vegetables are cooked and the sauce is nice and thick, add the nuts and lemon juice. P1190779

4.  Garnish with a few nuts and coriander and serve hot with any Indian bread and rice. P1190785IMG_2284

Do you have any favourite quick and easy recipes? Do share.

  • Laura Rocksteady

    Oh this sound divine – I love veggie curries and this nutty one sounds just up my street

    Laura x

  • Veggie curries are one of my favourites too. I love all the different textures and tastes you get – plus they’re very healthy. This one looks delicious! Tx

  • angela

    this sounds lovely, different to what would usually try x

  • Emily Shepperson

    I’m not usually a fan of curry but that looks and sounds delicious.

  • Style Me Sunday

    I love curry, I love vegetables and I love nuts, so this post is perfect for me. I will definitely be trying it out. I’m almost salivating just looking at your pictures. I think I had better go and get some lunch. ha

  • Jen Walshaw

    I have never considered putting nuts into a curry. I think that I have an aversion of hard and soft textures together!

    • The nuts do soften and you don’t notice the different textures.

  • Phoebe Thomas

    Mina, your recipes always have me salivating, I’m a big curry fan and love cooking them. I love cashews in curry and I actually have a peanut curry recipe (peanuts as the base not garnish) which is delicious.

  • i should really make my own curry my dad makes a fabulous one but im too lazy

  • Erica Price

    I’d not really thought about nuts in a curry although I’ve sometimes eaten them in other Asian dishes.

  • missielizzie

    I’m not a veggie but I’m always looking for new inspiration for Meatless Mondays! Thank you.

  • This sounds delicious just the perfect dish for a chilly day like today 🙂

  • Nayna Kanabar

    What a lovely curry . I love the spicy sauce and the addition of nuts. It would taste great with a bowl of steaming rice.

  • Sounds delicious! I especially like the idea of adding cashews.

  • I never think to add nuts .. not sure why as i adore them .. this looks delicious

  • Susan P. Cooper

    Hi Mina, we eat nuts in Chinese food, but hadn’t considered it with curry before. Interesting combination. I’d love to serve my family on those cute heart dishes too!

    • So glad you like my heart shaped dishes!! It’s one of those impulse buys!

  • wendyg06

    Very interesting combination, would never have thought to add nuts to a curry

  • Kara

    I never think to cook and freeze for later, its a great idea

  • I always have the intention of cooking a freezing for later but never do. This is a great recipe.

    • I prefer to freeze fresh vegetables but once curried – I prefer to eat it when cooked and never freeze it.

  • Beautyqueenuk

    This honestly looks so amazing, you always make it sound so easy to make too x

  • Globalmouse

    Yum, this looks lovely and I really like cooked nuts, particularly cashews.

  • Wild & Grizzly

    I love cashew nuts in any dish so this wild be a perfect recipe for me to try x

  • Mayuri Patel

    I love cashew nuts and add them to curries either whole or in powder form to thicken a curry. Lovely curry.

  • Hungry_Healthy_Happy

    This looks lovely. Although, I have never been a fan of nuts in meals.

  • we have those bowls too! I love cashew nuts 🙂 x

  • Thou Shalt Not Covet

    I think my other half would love this. He’s a big fan of spicy dishes xx

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