RECIPE: Quick vegetable curry

Turn a packet of chunky vegetable soup mix into a Thai feast with just a couple of added ingredients

03 June 2018 - 00:00 By Hilary Biller
Quick vegetable curry.
Quick vegetable curry.
Image: Christoph Hoffmann

Serves: 4


1 x packet chunky ready-cut vegetable soup mix

90ml (6 tbsp) curry paste (tikka masala is good)

30ml (2 tbsp) oil, plus extra for frying

1 x 400g coconut milk

250ml (1 cup) vegetable or chicken stock


  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC.
  2. Place the vegetable soup mix in a baking dish. Add 30ml (2 tbsp) of the curry paste and the oil and toss to mix through. Roast in the oven for 30 minutes.
  3. Add a drizzle of oil to a large pan; add the remaining 60ml (4 tbsp) of curry paste and fry for a couple of minutes till fragrant.
  4. Add the roasted vegetables to the pan and stir through the coconut milk and stock. Bring to the boil.
  5. Serve with poppadoms and rice.