Sunday, 22 July 2018

Buttery Marrow and Fenugreek Curry

The first of many homegrown marrows and because the accepted stereotype of South Asian girls is that 'we' all make a mean curry, I thought I would not disappoint. But the truth is, everyone these days claims to make an awesome 'curry'.  I am honestly not one of those people. 
I have made a vegan Marrow Curry with Chickpeas in this past, but this one is rich and buttery, that even my mother would approve. 
I love fenugreek and when I saw it being sold at the market, I could not resist its distinct fragrant.  I am pleased I picked it up as it enhanced the plainness of the marrow curry. 
I am sharing this with The Veg Hog  who is hosting #EatYourGreens Vegetarian and Vegan Blog challenge this month, please do join in there is plenty of time.   For those of you who have not participated before, please Follow this link on how to join in  

Marrow Curry with Fenugreek
Serves 4 - 6
100g butter or vegetable oil
3 medium onions, minced
4 cloves of garlic, crushed
1 inch of ginger, grated or minced
1 teaspoon of salt or to taste
1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder
2 fresh green or red chillies, sliced or 1 teaspoon of chilli powder or to taste
1 x 400g tinned tomatoes

1 marrow,  sliced in half lenghways, then cut into half moons
Bunch of fenugreek, leaves removed from the stalk
In a large wide pan, heat the oil then add the minced onions, garlic and ginger and cook until transparent, add the spices and cook until the butter or oil rises to the surface. 

Add the tomatoes and cook until broekn down.  I tend to use a masher.
Then stir in the chopped marrow pieces and cook until the marrow is beginning to soften, but still has some bite. Stir now and again to stop the sauce and marrow from sticking to the bottom of the pan, when the marrow  is nearly cooked, stir in the fenugreek leaves.  
Cook until the leaves have wilted properly, like spinach that they almost coat the marrow.
I don't add any water to this dish as the marrow water content lends nicely to the sauce, but if you want, add a little.
Serve with rice, roti or naan bread. 


  1. I wish I was better at making curries but am always happy to admire from afar. I always think your curries look wonderful but a little too spicy for me.

  2. Aah, I see the courgette rice! That does look pretty. I'm not sure I've ever eaten fenugrek, is it similar to fennel?

    1. Hi Belinda, no its very different. Please seek it out, you will find it at South Asian supermarkets also dubbed as 'Methi'

    2. Ah, ok I'll have to travel to find a South Asian supermarket! Hungerford doesn't cater for such interesting tastes :-)

  3. Ah looks very tasty! I would love a marrow curry. Thanks for sharing this with Eat Your Greens!

  4. Stereotypes aside, your curry is, without a doubt, 'mean'. Your flavours are amazing.... I can almost smell it in Kent! x


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