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Broccoli Pepper Curry

Broccoli Pepper Curry

We all love a hearty vegan curry! And today, we are making a delicious and super easy Broccoli Pepper Curry inspired by Southern Indian cuisine. This dish will transport you to the other side of the world with its mouthwatering taste and the incredible aromas invading your home. 

I have curry dishes for days here at And I don't think I will ever get bored of creating new curry recipes. Sometimes I come up with ideas from scratch. And other times, I will take inspiration from the typical cuisine of a region and either add my touch or make it vegan. 

For this broccoli curry recipe, I made my own concoction. I had a few different veggies and ingredients floating in my kitchen. I needed to use them ASAP before they went in the bin. So I put everything together in this incredibly hearty dish, and the result is amazing. 

Broccoli Pepper Curry ingredients

I used Indian cuisine as inspiration for this dish, and some of the elements they often use. For this recipe I mixed herbs and spices I don't usually put together and created a unique and delicious dish. You will find bay leaves, curry powder, and curry leaves all in the same pot. 

I hadn't used these three ingredients together before. I always had the idea that bay leaves and curry leaves were pretty much the same. But I was wrong! Both have that slightly sweet citrus taste. But each will add a unique flavour that makes your vegan curry dishes super special. 

I've used bay leaves many times, but I'm a bit new to curry leaves. These leaves are widely used in the south of India. They use them in curries, rice, deals, soups, and many other dishes. It might not seem like it but it's so worth having both of them in the same dish. 

chopped broccoli and red pepper

And, don't do as I did and get confused with curry leaves and curry powder. The leaves are simply that, dried leaves from the curry leaf tree. Whilst the powder is a combination of different spices, such as coriander, cumin, turmeric, cayenne pepper or a variation of this, depending on what part of the country you are in. 

I like using all of them because they are simple ingredients that you can easily find at the shops. With them, we add a ton of flavour to any vegan curry in such a simple way. Once you have the curry sorted out, all you need to do is decide on the veggies and protein you are adding. 

In this recipe, we have some colourful veggies to make it extra hearty. I added broccoli florets, red bell pepper, and yellow onion. And I usually serve it with a side of brown rice, to make sure we have some complex carbs in our diet. 

The cooking process is super simple which makes it a great recipe for both beginners and those looking for a quick easy yet delicious meal. We love how flavourful this vegan curry turned out and how hearty and comforting it is to the soul. 

Broccoli Pepper Curry close up

Prep time
10 minutes
Total time
Category: Lunch, Dinner
Serves: 4
Allergens: Coconut, Soy


For the curry

  • 1 leaves bay leaf
  • 1 bunch broccoli (florets)
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 8 leaves curry leaves
  • 1 tbsp english curry powder
  • 7 oz firm tofu (crumbled)
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 2 medium red bell pepper (chopped)
  • 1 red chili (sliced) (optional)
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 medium yellow onion (chopped)

For the rice

  • 1½ cups brown rice
  • 3 cups water


  1. Cook the rice in water until soft for about 30 minutes or use a rice cooker and follow the instruction from the cooker.
  2. Heat up the oil in a pan and sauté the onion and broccoli for about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the pepper and tofu and stir fry for 5 more minutes.
  4. in a small saucepan dry fry the curry powder.
  5. Put the stir fried veggies aside and use the same pan and add the chopped tomato together with the liquids and the curry powder, bay leaf and curry leaves.
  6. Let it simmer for 5-7 minutes, then add back the veggies and tofu and simmer for 3-5 more minutes until the veggies are still crunchy.
  7. Adjust taste before serving, and serve with some rice on the side, enjoy!

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