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Zest Kerala Blend: Vegetarian recipe

Vegetarian Kerala Recipe - Zest Byron BayServes: 4-6
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins


175g Zest Kerala Blend
200g Japanese/Kent pumpkin, in 2cm dice
½ cup water
2 tsp oil
300g tin adzuki beans, drained or
150g adzuki beans, soaked, cooked and drained
100g mushrooms, quartered
10cm piece kombu/kelp
150g silverbeet leaves, washed, stems removed and sliced


In a heavy based pan heat the Zest Kerala Blend, the water and the pumpkin. Simmer with the lid on for 5 minutes, then add the adzuki beans and the kombu.

Separately, in a frying pan, season and sauté the mushroom in 2 tsps oil until they gain some colour, then add to the pot. If you think the sauce needs more liquid, add ¼ cup water at a time until it’s enough.

Cook until the pumpkin is soft but not falling apart.

Remove kombu. Then add the silverbeet to cook for a final 3 minutes.

Served with a carrot, beetroot, currant salad with a light balsamic vinegar dressing and a fried curry leaf sprig.

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Zest Massaman Blend: Vegetarian recipe

Vegetarian Massaman Recipe - Zest Byron BayServes: 4-6
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins


175g Zest Massaman Blend
1tbs oil
½ small cauliflower, broken into seperate florets
3 plantains
250g Japanese/kent pumpkin, cubed
400ml coconut milk
½ tbs palm sugar (optional)


In a heavy pot or skillet, heat oil and fry the plantain, pumpkin and cauliflower until they get some colour.

Add the Massaman Blend, coconut milk and sugar, and simmer until the veg is cooked through and the sauce to your preferred consistency.

Served with kale chips.

Kale Chips


1 bunch kale (any type)
1-2 tbs coconut oil


Heat oven to 225ºC. Wash kale well and pat dry. Remove coarse stem and shred into medium sized pieces.

Toss with oil and preferred seasoning and spread thinly on one or two oven trays.

Bake for 15 mins, give them a toss, then bake for an extra 5 mins or until chips are crisp with a slight colour change.

Cool and serve.

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Zest Yellow Curry: Chicken recipe

Chicken Yellow Curry - Zest Byron BayServes: 4-6
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins


175g Zest Yellow Curry
400ml coconut cream
600g chicken thigh, boned and sliced
300g pumpkin, in large pieces and pre-baked until just tender
½ cup water
1 tbs palm sugar (optional)
2 tbs fish sauce (optional)
150g snake beans
1 lime juiced
handful coriander leaves, chopped
rice noodles


Heat a large heavy based pot and add 3 tbs of the thick part of the coconut cream and the Zest Yellow Curry.

Fry on a high heat for 3 minutes then add the rest of the coconut cream and all the other ingredients, except the beans and juice.

Simmer until cooked through, then stir in lime juice.

Prepare rice noodles as per instructions on the pack, place in bowls and serve.

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Pumpkin, Prawn and Plantain Caribbean Curry

Pumpkin, Prawn and Plantain Caribbean Curry - Zest Byron BayServes: 4-6
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins


175g Zest Byron Bay Caribbean Colombo
500g chopped pumpkin
500g peeled raw prawns
300g baby spinach leaves
2 plantains (+1 tbs coconut oil to cook)
400ml coconut cream (low fat works fine)
400ml tinned chopped tomatoes
Salt and pepper to taste


To a large pot, add the Zest Byron Bay Caribbean Colombo spice blend and cook for a few minutes before adding the coconut cream and tinned tomatoes. Bring to the boil and simmer for 10 minutes.

Add chopped pumpkin. While this cooks, slice plantains into 3/4cm coins and fry in some coconut oil for a few minutes on each side or until golden. Set aside.

When the pumpkin is almost cooked through, add the prawns. Continue to cook for a few minutes until the prawns have curled into themselves and the pumpkin is cooked through. Turn off the heat and add the spinach, stirring it through until wilted. Season as required.

Serve on a bed of basmati with plantain on the side.

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Caribbean Colombo Fish with Pumpkin and Capsicum Recipe

Caribbean Colombo Fish - Zest Byron BayServes: 4-6


½ red capsicum thinly sliced
175g Zest Byron Bay Caribbean Colombo
200g pumpkin cut into thin wedges
500g firm white fish in large chunks
300ml coconut cream
½ lime juiced
3 shallots sliced
1 red chilli for garnish


In a heavy based pot add capsicum and Caribbean Colombo and simmer for 5 minutes.

Add pumpkin and coconut cream and simmer slowly until the pumpkin is tender.

Add fish and cook on low heat until ready.

Add lime juice and serve with shallots, chilli and rice or your favourite accompaniments.

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Vindaloo Spiked Cornish Pasties Recipe

Makes 4 Pasties


Vindaloo Spiked Cornish Pasties - Zest Byron BayShortcrust pastry
450g plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
125g unsalted butter
2 egg yolks
125ml cold water

1 large brown onion
1 cup pumpkin
½ cup sweet potato
½ cup potato
½ cup peas
175g Zest Vindaloo Blend

1 egg yolk mixed with 1 tsp milk for egg-wash


For pastry, blitz flour, baking powder, salt, butter and yolks until mixture forms crumbs. Then slowly add enough water until the mixture comes together in a ball. Chill in a covered bowl for 1 hour.

For the filling, chop all ingredients into 1cm cubes and mix with the Vindaloo Blend. Let this mix sit until the pastry is rested.

Roll out pastry until about 4-5mm thick and using a 20cm diameter side plate as a guide, cut out 4 circles.

Put about ¾ cup of filling mixture in the centre of each pastry round and fold in half, sealing with egg wash. Twist the joined edges for a genuine ‘pasty look’ and glaze with the remaining egg-wash.

Make a little steam hole at the centre of each pasty and bake for 50 minutes at 180°C.

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Indian Pumpkin and White Bean Filo Cigars Recipe

Indian Pumpkin and White Bean Filo cigars - Zest Byron BayServes: 3-9
Cook Time: 50-60 mins total
Prep Time: 20-30 mins


400g Pumpkin deseeded and cut into 2cm cubes
400g tin Cannellini (white) beans rinsed & drained
2 tbsps Zest Indian Spice Paste
¼ cup pepitas
1/8 cup sunflower seeds
½ cup chopped parsley
9 sheets frozen Filo pastry
100g butter
100g plain yoghurt


Preheat oven to 180°C.

Coat pumpkin with Indian Spice Paste and roast for 20mins or until cooked with a little colour. Mix pumpkin with other ingredients and cool.

Thaw filo pastry and melt butter in saucepan. Brush one sheet of filo with melted butter and lay on the next sheet. Brush the top sheet with melted butter and put on another sheet. Repeat and now you’ll have 3 sheets together.

Repeat twice more until you have three piles of three sheets.

Spread a third of the mix along the bottom of the narrow end of the sheet and roll tightly to make a sausage shape. Repeat this with the other two piles.

Put the three sausages on a prepared baking sheet with 2cm space in between each. Brush each sausage with butter and bake for 15-20mins or until golden brown and crisp.

Once cooked, cut into the desired length and serve with a little plain yoghurt.

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Zest Pumpkin Soup Recipe

Zest Pumpkin Soup - Zest Byron BayServes: 2-4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 – 20 mins


1kg Jap/butternut pumpkin (skinned and deseeded)
1 brown onion roughly chopped
1 jar Zest Indian Spice Paste
1 ltr veg stock (Stock Merchant) or
1 ltr water with one stock cube
300ml coconut cream


Preheat oven to 200°C. Toss pumpkin and onion in the whole jar of Zest Indian Spice Paste. Place in a heavy tray and roast for about 10 mins then toss again. Put back in the oven for another 10 mins or until the pumpkin is tender. Put roasted vegetables in blender with the stock and coconut cream and process to your desired texture. Season if required.

It’s great to roast 2 long red chillies along with the pumpkin and onion for an extra kick.
Add chopped coriander and the juice of half a lemon when blending.

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