Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Family Meals for Much Less than a Fiver (2) ??? Chick pea and Potato Curry

Chick pea and potato curry is a favourite with everyone. It is filling and tasty, a warming comfort food. It is easy to make and costs around £2 for a meal for four, and takes less than 30 minutes to put together.


Here is what you need:-


200g Rice – I use easy cook basmati rice 35p

Curry sauce – from Sainsburys basics range 9p

2-3 medium potatoes 50p

400g tin of chick peas 53p

chopped onion – 18p

frozen peas 30p

If you like your curry with a little more spice, just add some chilli, cumin or other spices to the sauce.

  1. First place the
    rice in a pan and cover with boiling water. Simmer for about 15
    minutes until water is absorbed and rice is soft.

  2. Meanwhile chop the
    potatoes into small cubes and place in a pan of boiling water. Cook
    until soft – about 8-10 minutes.


  3. Add the drained
    chick peas to the pan along with the frozen peas and simmer for a
    further five minutes.

  4. While the potato
    is cooking, fry the onion in a little olive oil in a large frying

  5. Warm the curry
    sauce in a small saucepan.

  6. When everything is
    ready put the potatoes, chick pea and peas into the large frying pan
    with the onions.


  7. Add the curry
    sauce and mix in thoroughly over a low heat.

  8. Serve on a bed of


Photography by Ian Nicholson


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