Tempeh Curry

Tempeh Curry Recipe

By Veegs


1¾ cups plus 2 tablespoons (445 ml) vegetable broth, divided

3 teaspoons ground cumin, divided

8 ounces (227 g) tempeh, simmered, cut into ¾-inch (2 cm) cubes

2 teaspoons ground coriander

2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon (35 ml) neutral-flavoured oil, divided

½ medium red onion, minced

1 tablespoon (6 g) minced garlic

1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger root

½ teaspoon fine sea salt

1 tablespoon (6 g) curry powder (mild or hot)

½ teaspoon turmeric

½ teaspoon cayenne pepper, optional

1½ cups (150 g) cauliflower florets

½ cup (49 g) 1-inch (2.5 cm) pieces green beans

¼ cup (33 g) sliced carrot rounds

¼ cup (36 g) diced red bell pepper

3 tablespoons (48 g) tomato paste Chopped tomato, for garnish Minced fresh cilantro, for garnish


1Stir together 2 tablespoons (30 ml) of broth, 2 teaspoons cumin, the coriander, and 1 teaspoon oil in an 8 x 11 inch (20 x 28 cm) baking dish. Add the tempeh cubes, stirring to coat. Marinate for 1 hour or cover and refrigerate for up to 12 hours.

2Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons (30 ml) of oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the tempeh and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until browned. Remove the tempeh and set aside.

3To the same skillet, add the onion and reduce the heat to medium. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until softened. Add the garlic, ginger, and salt and cook and stir for 2 minutes or until fragrant. Add the curry powder, turmeric, the remaining teaspoon cumin, and the cayenne pepper if desired. Cook and stir for 2 minutes.

4Add the cauliflower, green beans, carrots, and bell pepper, the remaining 1¾ cups (415 ml) broth, and tomato paste.

5Bring to a boil, and then reduce the heat to a simmer. Cook for 25 to 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are the desired tenderness. Add the tempeh back to the skillet and stir to combine. Simmer for 5 minutes. Taste and adjust the seasonings. Garnish with tomato and cilantro.

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