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This dish has its roots in Thailand where red curry is a national favourite, but the vegetables come from any British garden or greengrocer. It's very easy to make - just bung the lot in and leave it to bubble for less than half an hour. It's cheap to make and very filling, not to mention nutritious.
To make the curry paste, dry-fry the peppercorns, cumin and coriander seeds until fragrant, then grind them in a mortar and pestle.
Put them with all the other paste ingredients, except the oil, into a food processor and blend until smooth (it takes a good 5-10 minutes).
Warm the oil in a pan and add four good spoonfuls of paste (one per person).
Cook on a low heat until it becomes fragrant.
Turn up the heat to high, add the coconut milk and stock and bring to the boil.
Boil for three minutes.
Add the French beans, marrow, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, courgettes and spring onions and simmer for about four minutes.
While the curry is simmering, drain the rice. Chop some coriander and stir through the rice, then pack into a small dome-shaped bowl. Turn the bowl upside down and remove to reveal a dome-shaped mound of rice. Garnish with finely sliced chilli and a sprig of coriander.
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