Open Fire Veggie Curry | Open fire cooking keeps your kitchen cool in the summer and is a great excuse to get outside. This vegan curry is a great, allergy friendly option! |

Open Fire Veggie Curry

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 mins
  • Yield: 5 servings 1x


  • 1 1/2 C fresh green beans, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 small head of cauliflower, chopped
  • 2 carrots, sliced
  • 1/2 yellow onion, thickly sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into strips
  • 3 small potatoes (any variety), diced
  • 2 whole dried red chilies
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 C water
  • 2 tsp salt, divided
  • 4 Tbsp curry powder *see notes
  • 2 cans full fat coconut milk
  • 3 C rice or cauliflower rice, cooked
  • red pepper flakes to taste, optional
  • sliced green onion to garnish, optional


  1. Wash and prep veggies ahead of time.
  2. Heat coconut oil in a cast iron pot over an open fire. Add minced garlic and heat until fragrant.
  3. Stir in all vegetables, dried chilies, 1 tsp salt, and water. Cover and allow to cook for about an hour or until potatoes are fully cooked, stirring occasionally. The cooking time may vary significantly depending on your outdoor cooking setup.
  4. If any water remains after cooking, drain off. ***Remove the 2 dried chilies. You probably don't want to eat these.***
  5. In a separate bowl, whisk together coconut milk, curry powder, and 1 tsp salt. Stir into the veggies and allow to heat for about 5 more minutes.
  6. Serve over rice or cauliflower rice. Garnish with red pepper flakes and green onion, if desired.


* I used Penzeys "The Now Curry" seasoning and depending on the brand you use, you may want to use more or less to taste. Additionally, this brand is salt free so if your curry powder contains salt, you may want to reduce or omit the teaspoon of salt that gets mixed into the coconut milk.

Cooking times may vary significantly depending on your outdoor cooking setup.