* As many garlic cloves as you have the patience to peel, finely chopped I used Quirky Farm organic cloves, better and deeper flavor, they are smaller than conventional and ended up using about 15
** Any veg you have on hand that need to be used up, not more than 2 cups in volume. I threw in a brinjal that was ripe from the garden and courgettes I had on hand but use up any veg that needs to be cooked
*** Cumin, Coriander, Yellow Mustard, Fennel Seeds or what you have
**** (Unrefined cane sugar), coconut sugar or natural sweetener of choice. You can use xylitol (just sparingly as it’s very harsh on the stomach) or stevia. You can leave this out but I need a sweet tone to round off the spice as this is a very full bodied spicy curry.
***** You can use any dried fruit you have on hand here. Dried apricots will work beautifully too.