Three Course Curry for a Fiver

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Curry for £5Three Course Curry for a Fiver!

I found this recipe, with ingredients and prices of ingredients from the www.moneysavingexpert.com website where the ingredients are all purchased from Tesco which is great for Indian herbs and spices.

http://www.healthyindianrecipes.co.uk/ramadan-offers/

I buy my wholemeal chappatis, flour and spices from Tesco.  Some branches even sell halal marinated meat, chicken and fish.

In Ramadan, you will find a dedicated aisle in most Tesco stores where Indian sweet and savoury items can be found, sometimes at a more competitive price than an Indian grocery store.  So keep your eyes peeled and look out for bargain as www.tesco.com !!

Tesco are current selling a lot of Indian stuff in the run up to Ramadan:

Also, replace the Tesco Value for Halal Lamb of course :)

It is for a starter, main, sides and desert for less than £5!! :

STARTER – Lamb Koftas & chutneys
MAIN – Yellow split pea & coconut dhal
Spicy potatoes
Rice
DESERT – Lemon curd ice cream

LAMB KOFTAS WITH CHUTNEYS

KOFTAS

Ingredients

400g minced lamb £0.84 (Tesco Value Minced Lamb 800g £1.68)
3tsp medium curry powder £0.08 (Tesco Medium Curry Powder 80g £0.85)
2tsp finely grated ginger £0.11 (Ginger root loose £0.33)
2 cloves crushed garlic £0.05 (Tesco Garlic each £0.35)
1 small onion grated £0.04 (Tesco Value Onions 2 Kg £0.78)

TOTAL £1.12

Instructions

Mix all the ingredients together. If you have metal or wooden skewers then take the mixture and shape around the end in a sausage shape, if not then just shape them into sausage shapes. They should make at least 12. Chill for at least 30 minutes or until you are ready to cook the main course. When ready to eat then either cook on a griddle or under a grill for 8 – 10 minutes.

CHUTNEYS

Ingredients

5g chopped Fresh Coriander £0.14 (Fresh Coriander 25g £0.69)
125g chopped Cherry Tomatoes £0.34 (Cherry Tomatoes 250g Pack £0.68)
½ small finely chopped onion £0.02 (Tesco Value Onions 2 Kg £0.78)
½ jar mango chutney £0.39 (Tesco Spicy Mango Chutney 230g £0.78)

TOTAL £0.89

Instructions

Mix tomatoes, coriander & onion to make a chutney. Serve with mango chutney & Lamb Koftas.

YELLOW SPLIT PEA AND COCONUT DHAL

Ingredients

1 sachet creamed coconut £0.10 (Pataks sachets x 4 £0.38)
600ml veg stock (one cube) £0.02 (Tesco 10 Value Veg Stock Cubes £0.19)
250g yellow split peas £0.20 (Tesco Yellow Split Peas 500g £0.39)
2tsp finely grated ginger £0.11 (Ginger root loose £0.33)
2 cloves crushed garlic £0.05 (Tesco Garlic each £0.35)
2 onions finely chopped £0.08 (Tesco Value Onions 2 Kg £0.78)
1tsp garam masala £0.05 (Tesco Garam Masala Spice Blend 38g £0.85)
1tsp ground turmeric £0.04 (Tesco Ground Turmeric 45g £0.68)
1tsp ground cumin £0.04 (Tesco Ground Cumin 45g £0.68)
1tsp ground coriander £0.04 (Tesco Ground Coriander36g £0.68)
2tbsp cooking oil £0.03 (Tesco Pure Vegetable Oil 1 Litre £0.98)

TOTAL £0.76

Instructions

Gently fry the onion, ginger and garlic until soft. Add the spices and fry for a minute, then add the yellow split peas and cook for another minute. Add the stock and coconut and bring to the boil, then reduce to a simmer for about 50 minutes until the peas are soft but not mushy. If the mixture gets too dry during cooking add some more water.

SPICY POTATOES

Ingredients

500g potatoes, boiled £0.23 (Cornish White Potatoes 2.5kg £1.12)
2tsp finely grated ginger £0.11 (Ginger root loose £0.33)
1tsp garam masala £0.05 (Tesco Garam Masala Spice Blend 38g £0.85)
1tsp ground turmeric £0.04 (Tesco Ground Turmeric 45g £0.68)
1tsp ground cumin £0.04 (Tesco Ground Cumin 45g £0.68)
1tsp ground coriander £0.04 (Tesco Ground Coriander 36g £0.68)
1tsp salt £0.01 ?
2tbsp cooking oil £0.03 (Tesco Pure Vegetable Oil 1 Litre £0.98)
5g chopped Fresh Coriander £0.14 (Fresh Coriander 25g £0.69)

TOTAL £0.69

Instructions

Cut the potatoes into medium size chunks and gently heat the oil. Add the ginger and spices to the oil and stir well, add the potatoes and fry gently until lightly golden. Stir through the coriander and serve.

Serve with 400g rice £0.27 (Tesco Easy Cook Long Grain Rice 2kg £1.35
Cook the rice according to instructions.

LEMON CURD ICE CREAM (best made at least the day before)

Ingredients

Tin of custard £0.19 (Tesco Value Ready to serve custard 396g £0.19)
500g Greek Yoghurt £0.95 (Tesco Greek Style Natural Yoghurt 500g £0.95)
1/3rd jar Lemon Curd £0.12 (Tesco Value Lemon Curd 411g £.035)

TOTAL £1.26

Instructions

Whip all the ingredients together and freeze for a few hours (or until it starts to go hard) in a shallow container. Mix up the semi frozen mixture with a fork and then put back in the freezer to go hard.

GRAND TOTAL £4.99! (I hope my maths is correct!)

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