A quick, easy, fresh curry. Sack off the takeaway and go for this. It’s a winner.
Make sure you bubble the curry down until it is nice and thick.
Cooking Time (includes preparation time): 40 Minutes
Cardamom Pods - £0.85
Turmeric - £0.85
Garam Masala - £0.85
Chilli Powder - £0.85
8 Skinless, Boneless Chicken Thighs - £2.70
2 Tins of Plum Tomatoes - £0.80
Tomato Purée - £0.47
1 Green Chilli - £0.72
2 Brown Onions - £0.20
Garlic - £0.30
Knob of Ginger - £0.18
400g of Basmati Rice - £0.60
Total Cost - £9.27 - This covers absolutely everything. All we assume you have in your kitchen beforehand is SALT, PEPPER AND OLIVE OIL.
Add 2 teaspoons of garam masala, 2 teaspoons of chilli powder, a teaspoon of turmeric and 6 crushed cardamom pods to a wide frying pan with a splash of oil. Cook for a minute on a medium heat to toast the spices.
Add 2 crushed garlic cloves and a large knob of grated ginger. Stir them in. Add 2 finely chopped onions. Coat the onions in the spices.
Add your chicken thighs and cook for 4 - 5 minutes until nicely browned.
Add a heaped tablespoon of tomato paste. Stir it in and add 2 tins of plum tomatoes. Break them up with a spoon, bring the curry to a boil. Turn down the heat and allow to simmer for 20 minutes.
Get your rice on – follow pack instructions.
Once the chicken is cooked through, add a chopped green chilli, salt and pepper.
When the curry is nice and thick, remove from the heat. Serve over steaming rice and enjoy!