Marrow Curry | Hari Ghotra
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Marrow Curry

  • Heat Medium
  • Serves 4
  • Dietary Info VEGETARIAN VEGAN LACTOSE-FREE DAIRY-FREE HEALTHY LOW-CALORIES LOW-FAT WHEAT-FREE GLUTEN-FREE
  • Prep 10 mins
  • Cook 30 mins
                             

A really flavoursome vegetable curry cooked with seasonal marrow and beautifully spiced with cumin and mustard seeds.

Hari says

Fortunately for me I live on a road that has allotments at one end and although I don't have an allotment I do very well out of the produce that comes from it.

I'm always coming home to runner beans wrapped in newspaper left on the doorstep, or a carrier bag bursting with courgettes and even the occasional bunch of gladioli (it paid to tell our local gardener Morris that I love these flowers).

The first year we moved in I was inundated with marrows, which can be a bit of a non-vegetable... I mean, what do you do with a marrow? Stuff it? Bake it? Well — curry it, I say!

Marrows make a really wonderful curry and I like to cook it right down so it's almost like a paté. Something really wonderful happens with the addition of the simplest curry spices. Now every year I end up taking a few marrows to my mum's place, where I know they will be very well received.

something really wonderful can be produced

  • Ingredients
  • Method
  • 1 tbsp rapeseed oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 large onion, peeled and chopped
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 200g tin plum tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp of fresh ginger, grated
  • 1-2 green chillies, chopped 
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 marrow
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • handful fresh coriander
  1. Heat oil and add the cumin and mustard seeds. Once they sizzle and become fragrant add the onions. Fry for about 6-7 minutes until they become translucent and just golden brown.
  2. Add the garlic and cook on a gentle heat for a few minutes. In the meantime, wash and chop the marrow into 3-4cm chunks.
  3. Add the tomatoes and stir in the grated ginger, chilli powder, turmeric, salt, and green chilli. Stir for a few minutes until the masala in thick and shiny.
  4. Add the chopped marrow and bring the pan to a simmer. Cover, then turn the heat to low and cook for about 20-30 minutes. Do check and stir occasionally.
  5. When the marrow has cooked to the texture you like, remove from the heat and add the garam masala and coriander to serve.
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Nutritional information

Typical values* per Serving
Calories78
Fat (g)4
of which saturates (g)0
Carbohydrates (g)9
of which sugars (g)3
Fibre (g)2
Protein (g)2
Salt (mg)824
*Based upon calculated values, supplied by myfitnesspal.com. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated.

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Comments (15)

  • Sheila

    Sheila

    16 November 2016 at 00:52 |
    Hi Hari,
    I was given a marrow too!I made this for supper and it was delicious[say so myself!]so many thanks for a great recipe.

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    • Hari Ghotra

      Hari Ghotra

      16 November 2016 at 08:10 |
      Hi Sheila always a pleasure, nice to hear you enjoyed it. Thanks for leaving a comment Hari

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  • Cliff

    Cliff

    23 October 2016 at 13:38 |
    Cooking this up now. The smells are wonderful!

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    • Hari Ghotra

      Hari Ghotra

      23 October 2016 at 20:54 |
      Amazing let me know what you think!

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  • Tony Mills

    Tony Mills

    30 September 2016 at 09:45 |
    Trying this out today :)

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  • Ruth

    Ruth

    21 September 2016 at 11:03 |
    I made this for friends and it was a big success. Very tasty and easy to make! I served it with dhal and rice and naan.
    Would make it again, many times

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    • Hari Ghotra

      Hari Ghotra

      30 September 2016 at 16:56 |
      Hi Ruth Glad my recipe helped - thanks so much for trying it and for using the website. What are you trying next time? Thanks Hari

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  • Maria

    Maria

    19 September 2016 at 11:33 |
    Hi, I'd like to try this recipe and was wondering if it freezes well.
    Thanks
    Maria

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    • Hari Ghotra

      Hari Ghotra

      30 September 2016 at 16:57 |
      Hi Maria Sorry I missed your message - Ive not tried it but I image it should be fine. Let me know Hari

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  • Poonam

    Poonam

    08 September 2016 at 16:55 |
    Made this today. It is really delicious, but I didn't peel the marrow before cooking and had to scrape it off afterwards. The peel was like plastic, even after an hour of cooking and totally inedible.

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    • Hari Ghotra

      Hari Ghotra

      12 September 2016 at 14:35 |
      Hi Poonam oh dear that must have been so annoying! I tend to leave the skin on and find that it cooks through but I guess it depends on the marrow. I think next time if it feels thick and hard to begin with then peel the marrow before cooking it. I will add this into the recipes so others can decide to peel if they wish. I really appreciate your feedback it really helps others. I am glad you liked the taste of the dish though. Let me know what else you try. Thanks Hari

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  • Rach

    Rach

    04 September 2016 at 22:30 |
    Do you take the skin off the marrow?

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    • Hari Ghotra

      Hari Ghotra

      05 September 2016 at 14:55 |
      Hi Rach I don't but you can if you want to. I find it cooks down enough and adds a little texture. Let me know how it comes out! Thanks Hari

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  • Louise

    Louise

    30 August 2016 at 09:13 |
    Brilliant recipe. We have had three humongous marrows given to us from our kindly neighbours. This will be my go to recipe for marrow in the future.

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    • Hari Ghotra

      Hari Ghotra

      30 August 2016 at 09:18 |
      Hi Louise That's brilliant - I really like this dish too so it makes be really happy to hear that you do too. As you have 3 marrow's I thought this great courgette chutney recipe (which works with marrow too) might give you an idea as to how to use them up. This keeps for ages too. http://www.harighotra.co.uk/courgette-chutney-recipe Thanks for using the site and leaving a comment. Do let me know if you try anything else. Hari

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