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Curry Vegetables Recipe

This curry with vegetables goes very well with both rice and fried bee hoon. Add sliced chilli and/or chilli powder, to taste, to add heat to the curry.

Serves: 5-6

Prep Time: 20 mins

Cook Time: 20 mins


  • 900 ml water
  • 6 curry leaves
  • 30g curry powder mix (for curry vegetable)
  • 400ml coconut milk
  • 3 tbsp fish sauce

(A) For grinding

  • 10 shallots peeled
  • 4 garlic cloves peeled
  • 1 lemongrass sliced thinly
  • 2 tbsp dried shrimps 虾米 (hae bee/heibi) soaked to soften
  • 3 dried chilli soaked to soften

(B) Suggestions; do not need to add everything

  • 200g long bean ends trimmed and cut to 2 inch length
  • 300g cabbage sliced roughly
  • 100g orka (lady's fingers) ends trimmed and sliced
  • 100g eggplant (brinjal) sliced lengthwise and cut to bite sized chunks
  • 50g beancurd puffs (tao pok) or beancurd skin (tau kee) or 2 pieces of deep fried bean curd (tau kwa)

(C) Optional (steam for 10-15 minutes until softened)

  • 250g lontong rice cakes cut to bite sized chunks
  • 1 peeled potato cut to bite sized chunks


  1. Using a blender, grind ingredients in (A) to a paste.
  2. In a wok, heat oil and fry the grinded paste (A) until fragrant. Add water, curry leaves and curry powder, mix well and bring to a boil.
  3. Then add ingredients in (B) and simmer until vegetables are softened. Season the curry with fish sauce (or other seasonings such as chilli powder & salt as you like). Add steamed lontong rice cakes and potato to the curry.
  4. Lower heat and add coconut milk, stirring to warm through the curry.

Adapted from wokkingmum

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47 Responses to “Curry Vegetables”

  1. Laur — November 6, 2010 @ 2:52 am

    What’s the shelf life for veggie curry, refridgerated of course.


    • wiffy replied: — November 6th, 2010 @ 2:33 pm

      Hi Laur, I’ve not tried freezing leftovers so I’m not sure. There’s coconut milk in this curry so to me, I think if it is to be refrigerated, maximum overnight and heat up and finish by the next day.


  2. Maureen — April 14, 2011 @ 5:00 pm

    Just double confirm.. Is coconut cream = coconut milk? :)


    • wiffy replied: — April 14th, 2011 @ 8:10 pm

      Hi Maureen, I think coconut cream is slightly thicker and richer coconut milk. You can use it if you want a richer taste :)


  3. alice — July 10, 2011 @ 7:36 am

    hi hi,
    I am fan of ur recipes!Can I chk wf u:

    1)which brand of belacan do u use or recommend?
    2)which brand of chopper r u using?


    • wiffy replied: — July 11th, 2011 @ 2:30 pm

      Hi alice, thanks. I did not use a specific brand of belacan, I bought it at NTUC. U can see a picture here:

      as for the chopper, I was using Phillips brand, but it spoiled a while ago and now I’m using u-like. As long as it can chop chilli, it can be used to do the job ;)


  4. amanda — December 14, 2011 @ 4:21 pm

    HI noobcook!!

    I love your blog – very helpful for a Singaporean living overseas :)

    I am thrilled to chance upon this recipe and excitedly bought all the ingredients.. Except the dried chilli!!!

    Do u think the veg curry will taste alright without it? Hear from u soon!!


    • wiffy replied: — December 14th, 2011 @ 5:00 pm

      yes you can. add chilli powder, or whatever you have in the pantry, for the heat. HTHs :)


  5. miss_jem — March 10, 2012 @ 7:48 pm

    Hi, can I just check what is Fish sauce? Btw, I’ve learnt to cook so many dishes because of ur website.


    • wiffy replied: — March 10th, 2012 @ 10:20 pm

      Hi, this is fish sauce … you can get at any supermarkets. If you just want to try a small bottle, you can get the blue elephant brand. But if you don’t have, just season to taste with salt or light soy sauce :)


  6. magan — June 19, 2012 @ 11:06 pm

    Hello There, I am Indian from India n I am vegetarian. I usually cook potful of curry n eat it over up 6 days it does not go off as I put the left over curry in the firdge.
    what I want ot know is can I freeze the already home cooked veg curry in the freezer.MEAT is loaded with antibiotics,growth hormones n other chemicals I do fish n eggs so I am not a strick veggie I buy organig eggs.
    thanks, Regards,
    MAGAN 19/6/2012 16.00 HRS


    • wiffy replied: — June 20th, 2012 @ 5:45 pm

      sorry, I am not familiar about freezing curries.