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Potato, pepper and courgette curry

This simple and delicious vegetable curry is healthy, packed full of flavour and has a spicy kick to it. The addition of courgettes gives it a fresh twist, making it perfect for summertime dinners.

  • 15 minutes prep. time
  • 45–50 minutes cooking time
  • Serves 4
  • Soups, stews & curries, Vegetarian & vegan
Potato, pepper and courgette curry with naan bread
This spicy vegetable curry makes for a healthy takeaway alternative | © National Trust/William Shaw


  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 10g fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 2 tsp curry powder
  • A pinch of chilli flakes
  • 200g onions, roughly chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, roughly chopped
  • 30ml white wine
  • 500g tinned chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • 300g courgettes, sliced
  • 200g red pepper, roughly chopped
  • 200g potatoes
  • 50g natural yoghurt
  • 10g fresh coriander
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Serving suggestion

Sprinkle some more fresh coriander when ready for an extra pop of flavour, and serve over your favourite cooked rice or with a warm naan bread.

Step 1

Chop the potatoes into bite-sized pieces and place into boiling water. Cook until just tender. Drain.

Step 2

Place a large pan over a medium heat and when hot, add a tablespoon of oil, followed by the ginger, ground coriander, black pepper, curry powder, chilli flakes, onion and garlic. Sauté for 10 minutes, until the onions become translucent and soft.

Step 3

Add the wine to deglaze the pan, followed by the chopped tomatoes, tomato paste and 200ml of water.

Step 4

Bring to the boil, reduce the heat and simmer gently for 10–15 minutes.

Step 5

While the sauce is simmering, add the remaining oil to another large pan over a medium heat and when hot, add in the courgettes, peppers and cooked potatoes. Sauté until they start to colour.  

Step 6

After 10–15 minutes, remove the sauce from the heat and puree with a stick blender until smooth.

Step 7

Add the curry sauce to the vegetables along with the yoghurt and fresh coriander.


Step 8

Simmer gently for 5 minutes, season to taste and serve.

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