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Close up of a cast iron pan of easy vegan lemongrass coconut curry with broccoli, tofu and edamame.

Easy Lemongrass And Coconut Curry (Vegan)

Easy lemongrass and coconut curry - this delicious vegan vegetable and tofu curry is really quick and simple to make and so full of flavour. It is also a healthy, high protein meat free meal.

Course Main Course
Cuisine vegan
Keyword curry
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 532 kcal
Author Domestic Gothess

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp olive oil divided
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed (or 1 tsp garlic paste from a jar)
  • 2 spring onions (scallions) thinly sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper sliced
  • 1 red chilli finely chopped (or 1 tsp chilli paste from a jar)
  • 2 tsp lemongrass paste (from a jar)
  • 2 tsp ginger paste (from a jar) (OR a 1 inch piece fresh ginger, grated)
  • 2 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 400 ml (14oz) tin coconut milk (either full fat or light is fine)
  • 1 vegetable stock cube
  • 120 g (4oz) tenderstem broccoli
  • 80 g (3oz) frozen edamame
  • 280 g (10oz) firm tofu diced
  • 1 Tbsp cornflour (cornstarch) (optional)
  • salt and pepper
  • cooked rice to serve

Instructions

  1. Heat 1 Tbsp of the olive oil in a large pan and add the garlic, spring onions, red pepper and chilli. Fry gently for about five minutes until softened. (If you are using garlic and chilli pastes rather than fresh then add them in the next step instead).

  2. Add the lemongrass and ginger pastes (plus garlic and chilli ones if using), garam masala and turmeric and fry for another minute.

  3. Add the coconut milk and crumble in the stock cube. Bring up to a simmer.

  4. Add the tenderstem broccoli and edamame and simmer for about 10 minutes until the broccoli is tender. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

  5. While the curry is cooking, place the cornflour in bowl with a little salt. Add the cubed tofu and toss to coat. (Coating the tofu with cornflour is optional).

  6. Heat the remaining Tbsp olive oil in a frying pan and add the tofu. Cook over a medium heat, turning every now and again until golden on all sides.

  7. Stir the tofu into the curry and serve with rice.

Recipe Notes

The tofu I buy (Tofoo brand) comes in 280g packets which I realise is a slightly odd quantity; just use whatever weight the brand you buy comes in - enough for two people.