Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Lazy Satay Curry

Confession: Sometimes I just don't have fresh coriander in the house.

I know, its such a foodie fail. But, like most people, I just don't. Therefore, sometimes I have to come up with things that taste delicious from stuff I find in the house and no fancy ingredients. This here satay is one of them. Sure it's not like the legitimate stuff from your local Thai takeout, but it'll do in a pinch, and as a bonus, it's vegan.

Serves 4

1 onion, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
A few handfuls of whatever vegetables you have (I used capsicum,carrot, mushrooms and beans)
1 tablespoon whatever curry paste you have on hand
1 400g can coconut milk
1/2 cup veggie stock
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 teaspoon sambal oelek or any other chili you might have
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon soy sauce
juice of 1 lime


1. Saute the onion in the oil for a few minutes, then add the curry paste. Cook 1 minute.

2. Add everything else and simmer 15-20 minutes.

And there you have it. A pantry dish for lazy nights.


  1. I just made this for dinner tonight, I used cauliflower, broccoli, capsicum & beans & it was delish! Perfectly paired with a movie then bath- good Saturday night in! 
    Thanks for another great recipe :)

  2. Excellent veggies! So pleased you like it. Am trying it with a movie myself next haha!

  3. I make this all the time, always using whatever veggies I have and sometimes adding firm tofu. Thanks for such a versatile recipe!

  4. You're very welcome! I almost didn't blog it because I thought it was too simple and nobody would make it!

  5. I looove satay vegies and had been looking for an easy recipe that had lots of flavour.  I made this for tea last night with vegies and tofu, it was delicious!  Thanks for the recipe!

  6. Oh I'm so pleased! I will put tofu in mine next time xx

  7. Great recipie, simple and tasty and quick

  8. I did worry that it was TOO simple, but sometimes that works. Thanks for stopping by!

  9. This was so easy and sooooooo yummy! I only had massaman curry in the cupboard, which went beautifully with the peanut butter. I had no limes, so left that out, and threw in sweet potato, cauliflower, carrot, beans and little desiree potatoes, and served it up with jasmine rice :) Thanks for a fabulous, easy, tasty and vegan recipe - we will definitely be making this often! 

  10. I'm so pleased you like it! I felt a bit guilty putting it up because it's so simple, but it's just such a handy shortcut!

  11. Thanks for the recipe, very yummy! I also made a non-spicey version for the kids (2 and 5 yrs). For them I just added a tiny bit of conventional curry powder instead of Thai curry paste & chilli, chopped the veggies much smaller and they absolutely wolfed it down! :-)