Mung Bean & Coconut Curry With DIY Roti
Photo by Tom Cusick
Mung Bean and Coconut Curry and easy to make Rotis
This easy curry is packed with Indian flavours, coconut milk, coriander and lime. It’s easy to make and needs one pan.
- Prep Time 20 minutes.
- Cook Time 40 minutes.
- Total Time 1 hour.
- Serves 6.
We have included all the dry ingredients, weighed out and ready to use.
Ingredients shown in bold are pre-weighed, bagged and ready to go.
- Bag 1 = Roti Mix
- Bag 2 = Cumin Seeds
- Bag 3 = Curry / Spice Mix
- Bag 4 = Mung Beans
Anything else is either available in our shop*, your Kitchen cupboards or at another local shop.
Bag 1 - Roti Mix
- 200g self-raising flour, plus extra for dusting
- 1⁄2 tsp salt
- 2 tsp Nigella seeds
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- 100ml water
- vegetable oil, for frying
Bag 2 - 1 Tbsp Cumins Seeds
Bag 3 - Curry / Spice Mix
- 4 Tbsp rapeseed oil* or other neutral-flavoured oil
- 9 cloves garlic crushed (about 3 Tbsp crushed garlic)
- 400g Tin chopped tomatoes
- 4 tsp ginger
- 2 Tbsp ground coriander
- 1 tsp turmeric
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1 litre water
- 400g Tin of coconut milk
- 1-2 medium limes juiced
- 1/2 cup fresh coriander chopped
Bag 4 - 140g Mung Beans
Make the roti dough first
- Pour the flour, salt and oil into a large mixing bowl.
- Make a small well in the centre and pour in the water.
- Use your hands to mix the ingredients together and knead until it comes together in a smooth ball of dough.
- Cover the bowl with the oiled cling film and set it aside to rest for 20 minutes.
Instructions for curry
- In a large pot, heat the cooking oil over medium-high heat.
- Add the cumin seeds and cook for about 1 minute, until they just begin to darken.
- Add the garlic, and sauté for 3-4 minutes until it has browned, but watch it very carefully so that it doesn't burn.
- Add the tomatoes and stir to combine, then add contents of bag 3.
- Sauté this mixture for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
- Add the water and mung beans. Increase the heat to high and bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce to low, cover, and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring the mixture once or twice. Taste a few mung beans to make sure they are cooked. If they are...
- Stir in the coconut milk, and increase the heat to medium-high.
- Once the curry comes to the boil turn off the heat.
- Stir in the coriander and the juice of one lime. Taste and decide whether you'd like to add the juice from the second lime.
Instructions for rotis
- Take the dough out of the bowl and divide it into 8 equal pieces
- Dust a clean surface with flour, take a piece of dough and roll it out into a neat, flat circle, as thin as you can get it
- Repeat with the remaining pieces
- Put the frying pan over a high heat until very hot
- Pour 1 teaspoon oil into the pan and swish it around to coat the base
- Place a roti in the pan and cook until it starts to bubble, then flip it over and fry the other side for another minute
- Transfer to a plate and repeat to cook all the roti
Serve Hot and enjoy. If it's too spicy try adding a little coconut or natural yoghurt.