Friday, 31 August 2012

Weekend Curry

Adapted from the More with Less Cookbook's "Garden Vegetable Curry"
Serves 7 - 8

Heat some olive oil in a saucepan and add a couple of chopped onions together with a couple of cloves of minced / finely chopped cloves.

Fry lightly for 5 minutes and then add 2 tablespoons of curry powder, 1 teaspoon of turmeric and a teaspoon of cumin seeds and fry for another 3 minutes.

Add a tin of chopped tomatoes and a squeeze of tomato paste and cook for a few minutes until the mixture thickens.

Add a packet of sliced cabbage or cabbage and leeks or greens; 3 diced carrots and 5 small chopped potatoes.  Stir until all coated in the sauce and then add a teaspoon of salt. 

Cover with water and simmer for 15 minutes.  

While simmering, boil half a dozen eggs then shell them.

Add a few handfuls of frozen green beans or peas or both, and a tablespoon of lemon juice, and simmer for another 15 minutes.

Add the boiled eggs (whole) and heat through for 5 minutes.

Serve with long grain rice, cutting the eggs in half for serving and with chutneys, curry condiments and chipatas on the side.

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Voodoo Chill Out Rice

A quick and tasty veg stir fry.

You need: A chopped onion, 6 small dirty carrots, 12 chopped mushrooms, a half cup of frozen peas, 6 small plum tomatoes, cooked rice, balsamic vinegar, garlic (as you like it), dried chillies, salt and pepper and oil. Use a well oiled wok or better still something non-stick with a lid and chop the veg to suit.

Fry in the usual stir fry order on a hot hob, that's onions oil and all the additives first, don't be mean. Then add the vegetables finishing with the cooked rice (pre-prepared elsewhere or even leftover). Take away from the heat after about 7 minutes and leave with a lid on for another 5 just to let it all come together. Serve immediately.

You can of course add (cooked) meat or whatever things you like towards the end of the process.