2 Chicken portions (£1.79 for 4) (89p)
4 uncooked carrots (22p)
4 parsnips (21p)
½ Swede (23p)
1 large or two small white onions (20p)
Curry powder to taste (SC)
Squeeze of Tomato Sauce (SC)
Chicken Oxo cube (12p)
Gravy granules/powder to thicken (SC)
(Optional) ½ pot of Greek yoghurt (23p)
1. Fry 2 chicken pieces on each side. Cut it and vegetables into l cm cubes
2. Boil 2 litres of water in saucepan add stock cube and curry to taste.
3. Add vegetables and chicken boil until cooked = 15 mins.
4. Add good squeeze of tomato sauce, gently stir and simmer.
5. Freeze remaining 2 portions of chicken to use another day.
6 .When rice is 5 mins from serving, thicken the liquid to a gravy/soup.
7 Using cornflour and water mixture slowly to curry.
8. Or use powder/granules use as makers instructions.
9. Put the cooked rice, on a plate alongside the bowl of curry.
10.Add the Naan bread to the plate and serve.
11. (Optional) Add 3 tablespoons of yoghurt to be more like a Korma
1.In separate saucepan use a mug of water per person and boil
2.Measure half a mug of rice for each person and add to water
3.Gently boil without saucepan lid for 8 minutes
4.Check to still a little water at bottom of pan, add if needed.
5.Cook 4 more mins
6.Remove from heat, put on lid and wait 8 minutes before serving
7.Put rice alongside the soup bowl with Naan Bread.
Naan bread: 45p
This is ready made, just needs heat under a grill on both sides. Two portions in the packet, cut down the middle for four people.
Tip 1: Ensure you have enough liquid as well as vegetables to fill the soup bowl. Add hot water if lacking. Make it even more creamy like a korma by adding a 33p tin of chicken soup. This is always a good standby for your stock cupboard and/or lunches at home.
Tip 2: As an alternative use stewing steak at £2.55 for 400 grams. In using a microwave or slow cooker cook meat, curry and vegetables together. Using the LOW setting on the microwave it takes about an hour for meat to soften. With that use a beef stock cube and 2 litres of water. Thicken then with cornflour if necessary. At the end you will only have the rice and naan bread to prepare.
Tip 3: When serving meat and vegetables in gravy or sauce use an open slatted spoon so meat and veg get served first. That way everyone gets a good portion before ladling out the liquid.
Cost of meal: £2.71 using Tip 2: £4.14 (will feed 6)
Per person: 65p