Vension Curry

Finally its the last day of January and half way through the week, is it too early to start thinking about the weekend? Why not try this simple venison curry dish which would be perfect to share with friends.

Vension Curry


1kg/2lb 4oz wild venison, diced
25g/1oz ginger-garlic paste, from a jar
4 tbsp vegetable oil
200g/1lb 5oz tomatoes, roughly chopped
300g/10½oz onions, roughly chopped
2 tbsp Kashmiri chilli powder
2 tbsp ground coriander
2 tbsp ground turmeric
2 tbsp juniper seeds, crushed
2 tsp garam masala
2 green chillies, finely chopped (optional)
1 tbsp chopped fresh coriander leaves
2 tbsp Greek-style yoghurt

For the naan bread

100g/3½oz Greek-style yoghurt
150ml/5fl oz milk
2 tsp salt
500g/1lb 2oz plain four
1 tsp baking powder
3 tbsp extra virign rapeseed oil, plus extra for kneading

To serve
500g/1lb 2oz cooked white basmati rice, to serve


Heat the oil in a large, heavy-bottomed saucepan over a medium heat. Add the onions and fry until they are a light golden brown. Add the venison and cook for 5 minutes until the juices come out of the meat.

Add the ginger-garlic paste and cook for 4–5 minutes. Add the spices and chilli and cook for a couple more minutes. Add the tomatoes, reduce the heat to a simmer, cover with a lid or parchment paper and cook for 1–1½ hours until the meat is soft and tender. You may need to top up with a splash of water from time to time if it becomes too dry.

Meanwhile, to make the naan breads, place all the ingredients in a large bowl, mix well and leave to rest for at least an hour.

Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead into a soft dough. Divide into 8 and shape into 8 naan breads.

Heat a frying pan over a medium head and cook the naan breads in the dry pan, in batches, for 3–4 minutes on each side.

Take the curry off the heat and stir in the yoghurt. Sprinkle with the coriander and serve with the rice and naan breads.

So there you go, we hope you enjoy making and please let us know how you get on. This recipe was found on BBC Food which is a favourite of ours.

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