Squash and Tofu Red Curry

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Step 1.

Deseed your red chillies. Then pop them into a heatproof jug. Add 200ml boiling water and leave to soak for 15 mins.

Step 2.

Meanwhile, peel and roughly chop your shallots, lemongrass and garlic.

Step 3.

Add your red chillies with the water to a mini food processor along with the rest of your chopped ingredients and galangal. Add a little oil if needed to blend it into a paste.

Step 4.

Peel your squash, then cut it into large chunks. Chop up your red pepper into 3cm chunks. Cut your tofu into large squares.

Step 5.

Add your cornflour, ½ tsp coriander and a good pinch of salt to a bowl. Add your tofu and toss to coat.

Step 6.

Heat a frying pan over a medium-high heat. Add a glug of olive oil, then add your tofu to the pan. Fry for a couple of minutes on each side until crisp and golden. Drain on a plate lined with kitchen towel.

Step 7.

Heat a large pan over a medium heat. Add in a big glug of oil and tip in your curry paste and ground coriander and cook for 5 mins until darkened in colour slightly and fragrant. Pour in your coconut milk and 300ml water along with your sugar, soy sauce and a big pinch of salt. Bring up to a simmer.

Step 8.

Cook your Tilda Fragrant Jasmine Rice according to packet instructions.

Step 9.

Add your butternut squash, tofu cubes and red pepper to the curry sauce, then simmer for 15 mins. Your butternut squash should be tender by this time, but leave it to simmer 5 mins more if it’s not.

Step 10.

Spoon your rice into bowls and top with your curry. Garnish with chopped coriander and a wedge of lime, then serve.

If you can't find galangal, you can use ginger instead.

For the Curry Paste
10 Dried Chillies
2 Shallots
2 Sticks of Lemongrass
1 Tsp Galangal Paste (or Ginger)
4 Cloves of Garlic
1 Tsp Ground Coriander
For The Curry
1 Large Butternut Squash
400g Firm Tofu
30g Cornflour
½ Tsp Ground Coriander
1 Large Red Pepper
800ml Coconut Milk
1 Tsp Light Brown Sugar
1 Tsp Soy Sauce
250g Tilda Fragrant Jasmine Rice
Handful of Coriander
2 Limes
Vegetable Oil