Plant Based Diet Recipes For Beginners – Easy Curry.
Have you decided that you would like to have a plant based diet, but the thing you’ve found is that a lot of the recipes involve being chained to the kitchen all day prepping them?
I have experienced this first hand, I have moved in the plant based diet direction, only to be put off in a way by the need to spend most my day preparing meals.
I love cooking, however to spend all day doing this isn’t sustainable for me. I’m sure this might be the same for you too.
As you may or may not know by now, I have been on a plant based diet for around 6 months and it’s not been easy. It can be very exciting when you first start eating this way as it’s something new and different.
It can get tiring quickly though as it involves changing the way you cook with how you have to manoeuvre those tricky vegan ingredients.
The quality of ingredients and recipes have come a long way in such a short space of time, as being “plant based” is kinda in ATM (at the moment).
I have found that swapping out a lot of meats for plant based alternatives like tofu or meat free options like Quorn into other “normal” dishes, allows me to remain on the vegan train. Always check the labels of foods as they can catch you out from time to time, after a while you get more familiar with certain recipes and you can substitute the normal recipe for a meat free alternative easily enough.
There is still a long way to go for the plant based diet, but we are pioneers in the plant based world (slightly dramatic I know)
Let’s Keep Things Simple
I went on the hunt for some plant based recipes that wouldn’t take up my entire day in preparation and this is one of those recipes here for you today.
Just messing around with a few simple ingredients can get you a really tasty meal for you and the whole family.
Let’s get onto the recipe.
All you will need for this quick and simple dish is a sharp knife to cut the onion with, a saucepan (to throw everything in) and table spoon to measure the ingredients…oh and a cooking hob also (sorry poor joke there), it’s really as simple as that!
Ingredients Made Simple
For this simple curry all you will need is the following:
Tofu or meat substitute of your choice (I used organic marinated tofu)
- Dash of olive oil
- 1 large white onion
- 3 cloves of garlic
- 300ml cold water
- 3 tbsp curry powder
- 1 tbsp turmeric
- 1 tbsp tomato puree
- salt & pepper
- Optional – peas & mushrooms
Ready, Steady Cook
This recipe takes around 10 minutes to prepare, then all you need to do is set a timer for a further 20 minutes and then you will have a very tasty curry. All in you are looking at around 190 calories per serving too.
Preparation And Execution
Add a dash of olive oil to a saucepan and put on a medium heat, while you carefully chop and slice up the onion. Once you have done this, pour them into the saucepan and let them cook for 2 minutes until they are soft and transparent looking.
Add the Tofu to the saucepan, and stir. Leave for a further 5 minutes. During this time take the garlic cloves, peel and grate them. Then add the garlic to the saucepan and stir. Leave to cook for 1 minute.
Add the rest of the ingredients as well as the water. Here, you can add a little more water if you prefer your sauce a little thinner or watery.
Give it a good stir, then put lid on saucepan and leave to simmer for 20 minutes.
Here, you can add a few other cheeky ingredients if you wish? I like to add around 200gm of mushrooms and 100gm of frozen petite pois.
Put all in the saucepan and after 10 minutes of cooking, put the rice on in a separate saucepan for the remaining 10 minutes.
Once the 20 minutes are up, you will have a very tasty curry that’s taken hardly any time up and will quickly become a staple meal for those busy nights after work.
If you wanted to follow along in real time with this recipe, then please click on the image below.
This curry takes hardly any time to prepare and is also a very tasty and healthy meal option for those who don’t want to be stuck in the kitchen all night after a hard days graft.
At Sport CBDs, we are giving our readers and followers convenient and healthy meal ideas that won’t take up all your time. While giving you that plant based option in rapid time!
If you have tried this plant based diet recipe for beginners and found it useful, then please comment below and let me know your thoughts as I would love to hear them.
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18 thoughts on “Plant Based Diet Recipes For Beginners – Easy Curry.”
While I am not vegan I do enjoy following vegan or vegetarian meals a couple of times a week. I do love a good curry and this recipe sounds good. I will substitute the rice for cauliflower rice as I prefer low carb or at least gluten-free. Do you think it will work just as well or perhaps you have other suggestions? Anyways I’m off to buy some tofu. Thanks.
I hope you are keeping well?
I am the same as you…I have been on a solid plant based diet, but now have added a little meat to my diet. As I found it increasingly difficult to sustain plant based diet, without being in the kitchen all day prepping.
If you didn’t want to use rice with it, then cauliflower would work ok, as well as chopped cabbage or quinoa. Just beware of the wind factor doing this. Sorry to be crude!
Hope you enjoy the curry, please let me know how you get on.
All the best.
We at home follow a very broad based food system with loads of plant produce. Indian food preparations by their very nature are totally fresh and full of leafy greens.
Nice article on plant food. It is really the need of the hour in today’s trying times.
good to hear from you. Its surprising how many people don’t know how to prepare a basic and healthy meal.
That’s the reason I made the video. To hopefully give people the confidence to make a plant based option that’s easy to follow.
Having fresh produce is also a very important part of your diet. As there are so many processed foods on the market today.
Have a great weekend.
I tried going plant-based for 28 days but only lasted 14. (I’m a pescetarian normally.)
Loving your recipe for speed! Have only tried tofu once and didn’t like it but you have persuaded me to give it a go. (Ard you sure about that calorie count?)
Otherwise, I would probably use aubergine (but might throw in a tin of tomatoes as well).
I would definitely welcome more recipes like this. Tasty, healthy, and fast!
Thanks a lot,
Your not the only one who has struggled with the plant based diet. My partner couldn’t do it either. Theres nothing wrong with that, have you seen the documentary on Netflix called Seaspiracy about the fishing industry? Wow, give it a watch, you might not eat fish after watching either!
With regards to Tofu and the flavour, I agree with you that the texture and flavour in plain tofu can be off putting, now you can get flavoured products that are better.
I think the plant based market is getting better, but it still has long way to go before people jump on board.
I might give aubergine a go myself.
Thanks for dropping by and speak soon.
I just recently started an all plant-based diet, and this post is all I needed. Your curry recipe is terrific. I wouldn’t say I like curry that much, but I’m willing to try your recipe. At least I know what’s for dinner tonight. 🙂
this post is just what you needed if you have just started a plant based diet.
Its quick and easy. Plus its very tasty too.
Hope you enjoy it and check out our other recipes on the site too.
Take care and all the best mate.
I made the curry for supper and really enjoyed it. I put mine over cauliflower rice and my husband’s over long-grain white rice. I was surprised when he said, ” Mmmm this is not bad.” He usually doesn’t like when I make vegan or vegetarian meals but this one passed with flying colors. I will be adding it to my regular rotation. Thanks.
That’s great news! So glad it passed the test and you both enjoyed it!
It’s surprising how nice it is considering how quick and easy it is to make.
Thanks for giving it a go and stopping by.
I’ll be adding more recipes at some point. Fingers crossed they pass the test too!
I am not a sport person. But I have been a vegetarian for about 8 years. It does get easier with the years. Thanks for the article
It’s interesting how some people find the adjustment difficult, from eating meat to not eating it.
I think just like exercise it’s a state of mind.
If you truly believe you can do it and give it a go 100%, you won’t have any issues going vegan or vegetarian.
Thanks for stopping by my friend and speak soon.
Ah, great, I am looking out for recipes as one of my 2021 goals is to cook once a week (I know, I am spoiled, I never have to cook because my husband is an excellent cook). I would never eat tofu though. This is also one of the reasons I am not completely vegan or vegetarian.
All our meals are organic. I am glad to see you have found organic tofu! Most soy is highly contaminated with pesticides. For us, the main consideration of not wanting to eat anything with soy is the deforestation of the Amazon, where most soy comes from.
Another reason is soy layers the inside of the intestines with a film, preventing nutrients to be fully absorbed.
So you can understand there is even less left of the products in the shops that we can buy. It’s like sugar and salt in the supermarket, there hardly is a product without these substances. In the ecological shop where we buy our stuff a lot of products have soy.
Thanks for your recipe! I have some inspiration now 🙂
I hope you are keeping well?
Its so difficult to know exactly what to eat in this day and age, as we are told to go plant based and this is the best option for us…
However, as you say, there are so many hidden elements within processed plant foods, which contradict the point of being vegan.
It is a tough one, as spending all our time in the kitchen making healthy meals from scratch isn’t maintainable for most.
That’s the reason I thought I would do this recipe. To give people a quick and easy option after a busy day at work.
Your comments on the properties within Tofu should be an alarm to those who are religous about being on plant based diet…think about all the elements of the ingredients used.
Some great points thanks.
You nailed it bro, I would 100% go plant based diet if it were only easier. I have tried a few times and it seems that if I want to eat healthy I have to be prepared to spend time cooking. The plant based premade meals just don’t appear to be that healthy. I have moved to pea protein and I am hoping that more options for food choices continue to emerge (I am sure they will). Appreciate the recipe, I think I will give it a try.
hope your having a great weekend?
The most common thing I hear people say regarding going plant based is the fact its hard to maintain long term.
Food prep takes too long and it becomes a pain after a hard days graft. You are also bang on regarding how most the ready meal options arent that healthy and are heavily processed.
Im always trying to find easy, quick and healthy recipes that anyone could do and hopefully here, people will give this a go.
Speak soon mate, take care.
Wow! Thank you for sharing your meal plan good for the diet. I learned a lot from your blog and I am motivated to continue my fitness journey.
You are more than welcome,
Please check out other recipes, workouts and CBD products on the website, there’s plenty to see!
This recipe is so easy to prepare and very tasty indeed. Its always difficult to find quick and easy recipes if you are on plant based diet, but this ticks all the boxes.
Thanks for stopping by.
Hope to see you back here again soon.
All the best