SpiceBox X Rude Health: Coconut and Cashew Veg Korma with Sprouted Whole Wheat Roti

We've teamed with Rude Health to see what happens when you give their Coconut Drink and Sprouted Whole Wheat Flour the SpiceBox treatment. The result: a creamy korma and light roti - the perfect dish to cook your loved one on Valentine’s day. To spice things up, we've added  a generous dose of, garlic, ginger and cardamon, all of which are natural libido boosters!

We’ve removed the normal cream/yoghurt and replaced it with Rude Heath’s delicious, naturally sweet Coconut Drink. This lightens up the dish, meaning you won’t get the usual post curry night heavy stomach feeling.

The sprouted roti is a perfect side-kick. Sprouting grains releases vital nutrients and helps to break them down into more digestible forms. So you get all the bread with none of the bloat. Win.

Coconut and Cashew Korma

Curry Ingredients

Serves 2 generously. Prep time:25mins. Cook time: 40mins.

  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamon pods
  • 1/3 cinnamon stick
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 400ml Rude Health Coconut Drink
  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, grated
  • Thumb-sized piece of ginger, grated
  • 1 green chilli, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon desiccated coconut
  • Veg of your choice (mushrooms, peas, green beans and cauliflower were used
  • in this recipe).

Method

  • First, soak the cashews in the coconut milk and set aside until needed.
  • Toast the cumin and coriander seeds, cardamon pods and cinnamon in a hot frying pan. Once all seeds are golden take the pan off the heat.
  • Tip the spices into a spice grinder or pestle and mortar and grind to a fine powder.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil in a large deep frying pan or wok.
  • Add the mustard seeds and cook until they start to pop.
  • Add the onion and salt and cook until the onion has really softened (around 5-10mins).
  • Add the garlic, chilli and ginger.
  • After a minute, add the spice mix with a splash of water (this stops the spices burning). Stir until thoroughly mixed, and then add the desiccated coconut. 
  • Add all the chopped veg (except peas) to the pan, along with the turmeric. Stir well and leave to cook for a few minutes.
  • Blend the cashews and coconut milk in a blender or food processor and pour into the pan.
  • Cook on a medium heat until the veg is soft (c.20 mins), then add the frozen peas and cook until peas are warm-through but still a bit crunchy.
  • Serve the curry in a bowl topped with chopped coriander and roasted cashews.

Roti Ingredients

Makes 8.Prep time: 15mins. Cook time: 2 mins.

  • 260g Rude Health Sprouted Whole Wheat flour
  • 200ml warm water
  • Large pinch of salt

Method

  • Add the flour and water to a large bowl or mixer
  • User your hands or mixer to combine the flour and water to form a wet dough.
  • Kneed for at least 10 minutes (you will need to flour the surface and your hands if doing this by hand). The more you kneed the dough, the lighter your roti will be.
  • Tear the dough in to 8 balls and use a rolling pin to roll into thin discs (c.8cm) 
  • If possible, cook the rotis on the flame of a gas hob until they begin to char and puff up. If you don’t have a gas hob, you can use a very hot heavy-based saucepan.