Chickpea and roasted parsnip curry

by Cassie Best
Chickpea and roasted parsnip curry


4 large parsnips , cut into batons (about 500g)
2 tbsp vegetable oil or sunflower oil
2 tsp cumin seeds
1 onion , chopped
bunch coriander , leaves picked and stalks very finely chopped
3 tbsp curry paste (we used balti)
2 x 400g cans chickpeas , drained
400ml coconut milk
2 limes , 1 juiced and 1 cut into wedges
yogurt , rice or naan bread, to serve


STEP 1 Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Put the parsnips in a roasting tin and toss with half the oil, the cumin and some seasoning. Roast for 25-30 mins until softened.

STEP 2 Heat the remaining oil in a pan. Cook the onion and coriander stalks for 15 mins, or until really soft and caramelising. Stir in the curry paste and cook for 1 min, then add the chickpeas and coconut milk. Simmer for 10 mins until the sauce reduces and clings to the chickpeas. Add the lime juice and season again to taste, if you like.

STEP 3 Top with the parsnips, coriander leaves and lime wedges and serve with yogurt, rice or naan bread.

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