The classic Indian dish, Kurma, gets a meat-free twist with Quorn Fillets, a sustainable source of protein for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians.
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Most people are seriously intimidated by cooking, especially when it’s Indian food that’s on the menu. I don’t blame these people, Indian food can be feat. The combination of spices, the chopping, blending, stewing, brewing and boiling can make it a laborious process. But all these things just make the eating so much more pleasurable, and isn’t that what we’re after in life?
Quorn’s meat-free Fillets are rich in protein and a versatile ingredient to cook with in the kitchen. They also have nuggets, escalope, mince – you name it! Made from mycoprotein (a protein obtained from a variety of fungi), Quorn’s products are sustainable, making it environmentally friendly. Meat consumption releases a staggering amount of greenhouse gases into the environment, and eating even 1 meat-free meal a week can change all that.
Here’s my part: a meat-free Kurma.
Kurma is a traditional Indian dish from the Mughal Empire dating back to the 16th Century. During its creation, the Kurma, or korma, was made with either yoghurt or cream to create a rich gravy. The mixture was kept below boiling temperature, so that the meat and vegetables in the curry cooked to tender perfection and the dairy component did not curdle.
The version that I’ve made is a South-Indian adaptation. The difference here is that the curry is not as thick and rich, but uses fresh, grated coconut paste. The fresh grated coconut is first roasted in the pan with a bit of oil, black peppercorns, chillies, coriander leaves and cashews. Then, when the coconut bits are browned, it’s ground to a fine paste and used to thicken the curry.
Whether South Indian or not, we can takeaway that this curry is simple irresistible when made with Quorn Fillets, which happen to be vegan. You can have it with rice, or even chapatis if you’re in the mood!