Vegan Tomato Chickpea Curry with Brown Rice & Coconut Mango LassiI’m now approaching the end of Veganuary and I’ve never felt better!

Actually I lie.. I have felt this good before and it was when I went vegan for 3 weeks in the summer of 2015.

I feel amazing!

Because as well as the widely documented humane and environmental benefits of going vegan, the benefits to your own personal health are vast.

A vegan diet reduces the risk for heart disease and Type 2 diabetes, it improves mental well-being (I have been far less stressed since going vegan despite being busier than ever) and my skin is glowing. I’m telling you ladies – veganism is the new botox!

Over the past few weeks I’ve had so much fun in the kitchen creating vegan recipes. One of my favourites is this vegan chickpea curry with brown rice and coconut mango lassi.

Curries can have a bad rep in the health department, but this homemade vegan curry is a winner on so many accounts! Low in fat and packed full of nutrients, vitamins, protein and fibre!

Enjoy it with a creamy and also vegan mango lassi

Vegan Chickpea Curry With Brown Rice And Mango Lassi

 (serves 4)

Vegan Tomato & Chickpea Curry With Brown Rice And Mango LassiVegan Tomato & Chickpea Curry With Brown Rice And Mango LassiHow to make vegan Mango Lassi

Ingredients for the curry

  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 onions, diced
  • 4 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 fresh red chilli, finely sliced
  • 1 x 400g tin of organic coconut cream
  • 1 x 400g tin of chopped tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 2 tsp of Marigold Swiss Vegetable Organic Vegan Bouillon Powder
  • 2 x 400g tins of chickpeas
  • 300g of brown basmati rice
  • sea salt and freshly ground pepper
  • A handful of coconut flakes and a fresh chilli for the garnish

Method 

Heat the coconut oil in a large pan until it liquefies. Add the onion, garlic and red chilli and cook until ingredients are softened and fragrant.

Add in the coconut cream, mustard seeds, cumin, coriander, turmeric, Bouillon Powder and chickpeas. Stir together and cook on a medium heat for 15-20 minutes, stirring regularly.

Cook your brown basmati rice according to the cooking instructions on the packet. When cooked (we like to serve it slightly al dente), drain any excess water and serve with the curry.

Dish the curry up and season.

Sprinkle coconut flakes on the curry and a sprig of coriander to garnish.

Mango Lassi Ingredients 

  • 2 ripe mangos
  • 500g soy or coconut yoghurt
  • 80g cubed ice
  • 3 tsps of maple syrup (add more or less as per your taste, or skip all together)
  • 1 tablespoon of rosewater (optional – alternatively you could use cardamom pods or saffron)

Add maple syrup, mango and rosewater to a blender or nutribullet. Blend until you have a smooth, thick mixture. Add the soy/coconut yoghurt, blend until mixed in.

Add the ice and blend one last time until mixture is smooth and pour into a glass to serve. Yum!

mango lassivegan yoghurt drinks - mango lassi recipe at Honestmum.com

I was meant to be at Paris Fashion Week this week but work life got a bit too busy so I’ve had to miss it (weep). My other #Tastytuesdays linky is still live but if you fancy joining this fresh one, then please do!

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  2. Su {Ethan & Evelyn}

    To be honest, I’m not a big fan of chickpea, but after looking at your recipes I might give it a try. I love the sound of mango lassi too. This sound like a real easy peasy to do. Thank you for hosting. x
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  3. Nancy

    Both of these look wonderful, but the Mango Lassi has me rushing out the door to shop for mangoes! Yummy!

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  4. Eb Gargano

    “Veganism is the new botox” – haha brilliant!! What a great slogan 🙂 Very interesting to hear how going vegan has affected your health so positively. Love the look of your curry and that lassi sounds divine. I’ve only ever had mango lassi in restaurants but your version sounds so easy (peasy)…I might have to give that a go! 🙂 Eb x

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  5. Kelly Robinson

    I can’t stand chickpeas unless they are in hummus but it does look tasty. The mango lassi looks and sounds amazing definitely something I will have to try. We haven’t done veganuary but we have reduced our meat intake and just have it twice a week and we find it really has given us more energy! We don’t substitute meat with ‘fake’ meat either we just put veg in things instead of meat and it works so well! #TastyTuesday

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  6. Sophie Mei Lan Mama Mei

    Yay thanks for this link up – my first day of linking up! Loving your vegan posts – i get stuck on the same thing so this link is a great way to keep it fresh and new 🙂 xxx

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  7. Alii

    boo for missing your Paris trip but yay for tasty Tuesdays! I’ve pinned these to try later in the week, I gave up meat and milk last year so building up a pin board to try out and they look amazing.
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  8. Heather Chubb

    Absolutely love the look of your chickpea curry. Vegan food can be super tasty but I could never be a vegan for a whole month. I know it’s healthier but my love of cheese is too real.

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  9. The Reading Residence

    That mango lassi looks absolutely gorgeous – I really want one now..! Glad you’re feeling so well, sounds like it’s really working for you x
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  10. Lisa@Intotheglade

    Oh I am sorry that you are missing Paris, it must be something very exciting that is keeping you away.

    Both of those dishes look delicious, I am going to try both. Thank you for hosting xx

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  11. Angela @marathonsandmotivation.com

    So sorry you are missing Fashion Week, but sounds like you might have something else exciting going on? The Curry looks fabulous, can’t wait to try it! My kids love mango, so will really enjoy the fresh Lassi. Have a great week, Cheers!! 🙂

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    • Honest Mum

      I do lovely, and will definitely try and make it next year and hoping to make LFW. So glad you like it, thanks for your kind words x
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  12. Emma

    Oh my goodness that Lassi. I need to try that. Sorry that you didn’t make it to fashion week but like you say there is always next year 🙂

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    • Honest Mum

      Thanks chick, yep- glad you like the recipe x
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  13. Angela at Daysinbed

    This meal looks so tasty especially when i’m stuck on a milk and jelly diet before my operation! I’m having some serious Food pangs right now lol! Angela Thanks for hosting!
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  14. Corina

    The curry and the lassi sound gorgeous! I haven’t been brave enough to go vegan for January but I remember reading about how good you felt in summer and I would like to have a go sometime. I’m worried my family would protest too much but maybe they could manage a week.

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    • Honest Mum

      Think you would love it Corina, I am seriously considering going veggie with a little dairy after this. So glad you like the curry, thank you x

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  15. Julie's Family Kitchen

    A delicious and healthy dish, perfect for Veganuary. Sorry to hear you have missed Paris Fashion Week, maybe next year.
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