Inspired by the new Bounce Coconut and Cumin Protein Ball, I decided to use this delicious flavour combination in my own cooking; voila: a delicious coconut and cumin protein-packed curry! If you’re not convinced, my mum will vouch that it tastes very nice, give it a try!
1 tbsp oil of your choice
1 onion thinly sliced
1 large sweet potato cut in to little chunks
400ml reduced-fat coconut milk
10 cherry tomatoes
Generous handful of baby spinach
200-300g protein (the type and quantity is up to you; I wanted a high protein meal so used a mix of prawns, tofu and Quorn, but you can use whatever you like)
1 deseeded, chopped red chilli
2 garlic cloves
1 handful fresh coriander
Spices: 1/2 tsp turmeric, 1/2 tsp chilli powder, 1 tsp ginger, 1 heaped tsp cumin
250g rice (wholemeal, white or basmati is fine, preferably not a flavoured rice)
1 tsp cumin seeds
1. Heat the oil in a large pan and fry the onion, garlic and chilli for approx 5 minutes
2. Add the little sweet potato chunks, coriander leaves and the spices and cook for a further 3 minutes
3a. Stir in the coconut milk and tomatoes and let the whole mix simmer (keep stirring it) until potato has softened (approx 10-15 minutes)
3b. Whilst the curry is simmering, toast the cumin seeds in a separate pan for 30s, add the rice, boiling water, cover and let cook until nice and soft.
4. To the curry, add the spinach and any protein that needs frying and cook for a further few minutes (until the spinach is wilted and the protein is sufficiently cooked)
To Serve: pack the rice in to a cup and squeeze out the air, tip upside down on to your serving dish to make a pretty, uniform portion of rice. Add the curry to the serving dish. Decorate with coriander leaves, a few cumin seeds and coconut curls.
Serve, Wow, Enjoy!
If you’re interested in macros, this served 4 people in my house and the nutritionals were roughly: 500 calories, 65g carbs, 26g protein, 14g fat. You can obviously flex the recipe (more prawns, an extra naan, no potato) to suit whatever macros you’re working with!
My recipe was inspired by the new Vegan Bounce range that are available to pre-order now. My standout flavour is the Coconut and Cumin ball but they also have other interesting and delicious flavour combinations; Almond & Kale, Cashew & Peanut, Almond & Spirulina and Beetroot & Cashew. As well as their existing range which hosts my all-time favourite Cacao Orange! If you haven’t already tried Bounce, I’d thoroughly recommend you pick up a pack. They’re a great source of protein and fibre for an on-the-go or post workout snack!
Let me know if you try this recipe and how you get on with it. This post was sponsored by Bounce who kindly sent me their delicious new Vegan range and some coconut curls and cumin!