Guest Post: Mushroom Coconut Curry with Leeks and Paneer by The Tasty Gardener
We have a guest in the kitchen today! We’re thrilled to welcome back Heather of The Tasty Gardener, who’s sharing a curry dish packed with flavour! This beautiful vegetarian recipe will be a tasty new addition to your weeknight menu.
I will full out admit that I am a carnivore. Meat, meat and more meat. I find meatless dishes hard. There just always seems like something is missing. Some substance. Yet as a food blogger I find I must do my part to help my readers find a good balance in their meals from sweet all the way to savory. So when I started developing this coconut curry I needed to find some sort of middle ground. Something with lots of flavour while not lacking in the that substance I mentioned before.
One of the great things about mushrooms is while they are a versatile vegetable they also have a weight, a meatiness to them that works well in meat-free dishes. I used portabellas in this recipes; the thickest, earthiest fungi around. Adding the paneer, an Indian cheese similar to curds, boosts the protein in this dish and you can easily add cooked chicken if like me you can’t quite give up you carnivore ways.With some rice, Indian bread like naan or paratha and a leafy salad you can enjoy this quick dish any night of the week.