Vegan Coconut Curry in a Hurry

March 15, 2011 by Keri

The last few times I’ve needed to get a meal on the table in a hurry, this has been the recipe I’ve made. I love that it’s pretty much a throw-it-all-in-the-pan-and-presto meal, but is still super delicious and fairly healthy. A big nod goes to Vegan Salt for introducing me to coconut curry. Hers was my go-to for so long and this recipe was born out of wanting to make it as quickly as possible and play with ingredients (and my laptop battery being too dead to look up the recipe).

Vegan in a Hurry Coconut Curry

  • 2 15-ounce cans garbanzo beans, drained
  • 16 ounces organic frozen mixed vegetables
  • 14 ounce can coconut milk
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons curry powder
  • 1 tablespoon green curry paste
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne or to taste

In a large pan, whisk together coconut milk, soy sauce, curry powder, curry paste, brown sugar, ginger, garlic, cinnamon, and cayenne. Bring to a boil over medium heat and stir in mixed vegetables. Simmer for 5 minutes or until vegetables are thawed and tender. Add garbanzo beans and stir. Simmer for 8- 10 minutes, until curry has thickened slightly. Serve over jasmine or basmati rice. Enjoy!

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  1. Love this recipe. It sounds “rich” and looks so light. YUM.

  2. Mihl says:

    You weren’t kidding when you said this was quick! What a great and useful recipe.

  3. Chubby Vegan says:

    I love your name for this!

    So cute!

  4. Stefanie says:

    Yummy! It looks so simple but so flavorful.

  5. J Hall says:

    Now I’m following you on Twitter (@juliannerae) — thanks!

  6. what katie's baking says:

    looove this blog!!!! i’m following you on everything now! 🙂

    coconut??? i’m in. this looks so easy and awesome.

  7. Samantha says:

    I know what I am having for dinner tonight! I love that this is all ingredients that I always have on hand too! I might just use up some of the fresh veggies I have getting old in my fridge too…

  8. Jameson says:

    Very filling and totally delicious. So many leftovers for me!

  9. Joe says:

    Always read the ingredients on the curry paste. Some curries contain ingredients like shrimp paste.