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can someone recommend some sort of saucy curry dish please

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lucysmam Mon 06-Oct-08 18:32:55

one that won't cost the earth to make & I can make from scratch without too much faffing in the kitchen but is still yummy

doesn't matter if it has meat in it or not

Just after a new curry to try out on my oh

cheers smile

Moomin Mon 06-Oct-08 18:35:59

a thai curry? Easy peasy with thai green or red paste and coconut milk

Hadassah Mon 06-Oct-08 18:41:50


1 pack chicken breasts, cut in pieces (I get 450g packs)
1 red onion, chopped
1 bunch fresh coriander, chopped
2 tbsp curry paste
1 tin coconut milk
oil for frying

Fry the chicken and onion until chicken is cooked through. Add coconut milk and stir in the curry paste. Cook covered for 40 minutes. Add coriander before serving. Serve with rice.

Stinkyfeet Mon 06-Oct-08 18:44:05

This jalfrezi is lovely and very simple.

lucysmam Mon 06-Oct-08 18:46:47

oooh, have a jar of curry paste about somewhere I think. That could definately be one to try.

I do love takeaway jalfrezi though . . . . I'm torn now

Overmydeadbody Mon 06-Oct-08 18:54:43

I was going to suggest a jalfrezi too, bulked out with lots of peppers and onions.

Also second the Thai style curry. Here's my bastardised version:

200g chicken breast sliced really thinly (easier to do if the chicken is still partly frozen)
200g carrots cut into small matchsticks
100g courgettes cut into matchsticks
100g spring onions sliced up
100g baby sweetcorn cut on the diagonal
100g monge tout cut on the diagonal
4 cloves garlic crushed
1 inch peice of ginger grated

Stir fry the garlic, ginger and onion in a few few tbsp oil (not olive), making sure your wok is very hot. Stir fry for two minutes. Add chicken, stir fry until it changes colour, about 2 minutes, add all other veg and stir fry for 4 minutes, tossing the wok regularly.

Empty it all into a big bowl and set aside.

Now, mix 2 tbsp cornflour with 2 tbsp soy saucein a mug and fill the mug up with cold water.

Open a can of coconut milk, put it in the wok and bring it to the boil. Turn down the heat and add the soy sauce and cornflour mix. Heat gentyl, stirring, until thickened. Add a stock cube or stock powder if you want. Add more soy sauce if you need to.

Chop up a big bunch of fresh coriander really finely.

Add the chicken and veg back to the wok with the sauce. Bring to the boil to heat through and turn off the heat. Add all the chopped coriander.

Serve with lots of fluffy fragrant thai rice.

You can add chilli if you like, this is a kid-friendly version! (and not authentic, I know, but yummy and saucy)

Overmydeadbody Mon 06-Oct-08 18:56:00

mine doesn't take long as it is essentially a stir-fry, all the time is in the preparation.

Overmydeadbody Mon 06-Oct-08 18:58:57

The chicken can be left out if you want a veggie dish, just bulk out with more veg, peppers and onions, carrots, even peas could be added.

You can also substitute the chicken for prawns or chunks of white fish like coley.

lucysmam Mon 06-Oct-08 21:54:55

I'm still torn between the two for the mo!

Although after the korma I am very tempted to give yours a whirl this time OMDB & keep the jalfrezi for another night as it's probably best kept for myself and oh. Might blow my lo's head off with something like that

Having said that . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . just think of the peace and quiet grin wink

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