The warm, golden colour and flavour of saffron with a mild kick of ginger help to make this vegetable curry a real winner. Garlic is an important ingredient not just for flavour, but for its many health benefits. Serve with warm naan bread.
If you don't have saffron, ½ tsp of turmeric will add a rich colour to the curry. * Diced chicken can be added to the curry – just cut the amount of vegetables by about half and increase the to about 15–20 minutes, to ensure the chicken is cooked thoroughly. * Scatter 2 roughly chopped hard-boiled eggs over the curry just before serving, for extra protein.
Toasting saffron helps to bring out the colour and flavour, but must be done very lightly to prevent scorching. Keep shaking the pan over the heat to keep the saffron moving.