Portuguese Vegetable Curry

Touriga Nacional is a variety of red wine grape, considered by many to be Portugal’s finest.  Touriga Nacional is a full-bodied red wine from Portugal with aging potential like Cabernet Sauvignon.  For those who love bold red wines, Touriga Nacional offers profound depth of flavour. I paired this wine with a vegetable curry that is packed with flavour and compliment each other very well. Please do yourself a favour and buy these poruguese cultivars De Krans specialize in making excellent wines with Portuguese cultivars.


40ml olive oil

2 teaspoons mustard seeds

1 teaspoon fenugreek seeds

1 teaspoon dried chili flakes

1 handful dried or fresh curry leaves (optional) but so worth it

1 teaspoon ground ginger

2 onions, grated

1 teaspoon curry powder

1 teaspoon turmeric

800g mixed vegetables, chopped (sweet potato, courgettes, peppers, mushrooms, onions, broccoli, butternut) use your imagination

Portugeuse vegetable curry

½ cup dried lentils

1 tin chopped tomato

½ cup De Krans Touriga Nacional

1 tin coconut milk



Heat the oil in a pan, and when hot add the mustard seeds. Wait for them to pop, then add the fenugreek seeds, dried chili flakes, curry leaves and ginger. Stir and fry for a few minutes. Using a food processor, chop the onions and add to the same pan. Continue to cook for 5 minutes until the onions are light brown and soft, then add the turmeric, curry powder and chopped vegetables. Cook for a couple of minutes, then add the tomatoes, lentils, a glass of De Krans Touriga Nacional and coconut milk.  Simmer for about 20 minutes or until the vegetables are tender. Season to taste.

Serve with polenta and fresh coriander.

Portugeuse vegetable curry

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