I have discovered when learning to cook, that it’s healthier and cheaper to make your own curry rather than to order one. It’s bit unhealthy but you can see for yourself what is being put into the curry.
I came across Mayflower powder in B&M. This is the powder you use to use as the sauce for your Chinese curry. It’s £1.00 per pack, A LOT cheaper than a takeaway!
This dish is perfect for a Friday night treat. I have added chicken and onions to mine but check out Pinterest for loads more ideas on what you can add. This could be beef, prawns or make it a vegetable curry. Ingredients
. Mayflower ( one packet)
. A pint of water
. Break up the curry powder so there are no big lumps of power.
.Add a pint of cold water into a pan and heat for a coupe of minutes.
.start to add in the power. Don’t put it all in at once, every so often add in a little more.
Once all the powder has been added, keep storing the sauce. You may need to add more water if the mixture is to runny.
The next step would be to simply add in your chosen ingredient. For me, I fried the chicken before hand and cut up an onion then added that in when the squad was ready.
Cost and servings
One packet of mayflower costs £1 and serves 6 people so it’s just under 17p per portion. I got 5 chicken breeats , prawn crackers an onion for £7.00.
Even by adding that on, this is still a cheaper alternative to ordering a takeaway curry.
Let me know what you think of this recipe by leaving a comment.
January is the month for going to the gym and green smoothies but you need a little treat to get you through the long, dull month. The little pots of Banoffee pie, is the perfect treat. This is actually one of my best friends mum’s recipe. I was always so excited to go to Lili’s for dinner in the off chance her mum, Monica would make Banoffee pie.
Since becoming more confident in the kitchen, there was no need for anyone else to have to make it for me. Taking under 15 minutes to make, It’s so easy to prepare, you could do it blind folded.
.95g of digestive biscuits
. A banana
. 150ml of double cream
. tinned caramel
Crush digestive biscuit by putting the biscuits in a bag and smashing it up with a rolling pin.
melt around 2 table spoons of butter in a pan then mix crushed biscuit into it until the mixture becomes a golden brown colour.
Put the biscuit mixture into little pots. Anything can be used like ramekins. Fill to half way then put in fridge for 20 minutes.
Take pots out of the fridge and with a knife, generously spread the caramel on top of it.
Chop up a banana and place a couple of slices of banana on top of the caramel.
6. Whip the cream either using a machine or a fork, until it becomes very thick.
7. Spoon the cream on top of the banana then smooth over with a knife.
I added chocolate sprinkles for decoration but it still tastes good without.
Cost & servings
I made 5 pots from the idgediants I had.The total came to £4.08 so per portion, that’s only 96p!