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Vegetable Madras // A Healthy Curry

Ahh! Yes! Curry! I never was a big curry eater. Then I went to university in Bradford. Bradford is the city of curries and it…


Veg Madras

Ahh! Yes! Curry!

I never was a big curry eater. Then I went to university in Bradford. Bradford is the city of curries and it was there I found my love for lamb rogan josh, and other things spicy.

I was sent two Holy Cow curry sauces in the latest Degustabox and I had a request from a reader to do something with the sauce.

If you read my fitness blog, you’ll know that I’ve been eating healthily lately, trying to tone up and trim down, so I decided to make a vegetable madras with roast sweet potatoes and courgette.

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  • Holy Cow madras sauce
  • 1 orange pepper
  • half a yellow pepper
  • 1 large courgette
  • 1 sweet potato
  • half a red onion
  • 6 mushrooms
  • 2 salad tomatoes
  • half a tin of sweetcorn
  • greenbeens

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  • Pre-heat the oven at 200C
  • Chop the sweet potatoes and half the courgette. You can also peel them if you wish.
  • Place on a baking tray, drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  • Play the potatoes and courgette in the oven for 25 minutes
  • Chop up the rest of the veg and fry. I added the courgette, pepper and onion first, then the mushrooms, tomatoes and green beans. This is also the point I realised how much veg I have, and decided not to add the sweetcorn!
  • After frying for 5-10 minutes, put the veg in a pan and pour the cooking sauce over.
  • Stir and leave cooking in the pan for 10 minutes.
  • Take the potatoes and courgette out of the oven, turn off the hob and serve!

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This healthier version of madras serves 2 – 3 and allows you to indulge a little while still being healthy.

The sauce was lovely and I could feel the spice in it. I had to go and blow my nose at one point because it gave me a bit of a kick!

What’s your favourite type of curry?




  1. Ugh that looks and sounds d-lish! Guess who’s cooking for the fam tomorrow night with this recipe! πŸ˜‰ xx

    Emily ⎜ Daisy Locks

  2. This looks lovely :). I do love a good curry especially in the Winter when you want something hearty and warming. I haven’t seen the Holy Cow range so I will have to check it out! I must say I often just stick to a Tikka Masala as I can’t take things that are toooo hot and spicy.

  3. This definitely looks delicious and healthy!!! Thanks for sharing this recipe! Would try this out!

    Jessica |

  4. i’m not the biggest curry (or vegetable, haha) eater, but this does look really good. might try it at some point! xx

  5. Thank you! I have been hoping you’ll do a post about those curry sauce. This dish looks really delicious and I especially love how healthy it is. I need to hunt down these Holy Cow curry sauce, sure looks fantastic!

    Reflection of Sanity | Smashbox Giveaway

  6. I’ve lived in/near Bradford for two years and I still hate curry – I’m obviously an alien.

    Lizzie’s Daily Blog

  7. This looks and sounds delicious! I am yet to try madras sauce but think I would love it as I love spicy foods. Amongst my favourites are thai green/red or korma (if that’s even considered a curry) x

    Beauty with charm

  8. I saw these in my your last box and they really appealed. This looks yummy. I think I would have to add some beef but sweet potatoe is definitely a healthier alternative Lucyx

  9. I prefer a Thai curry myself, rather than an Indian based one. I really enjoy the creamy-ness of Thai curries. Kris on the other hand is the opposite πŸ™‚

    I always make too much food, we always take it to work the next day for hot lunch πŸ™‚

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