Chinese chicken curry

 

the mixture starting to thicken up

 

 

This weeks curry  recipe is a bit of a cheat…

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 ÂŁ1.00 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

this is the only ingredient’s i needed to make the sauce  

Method

 

  1. . Break up the curry powder so there are no big lumps of power.

    breaking up the clumps of powder
  2. .Add a pint of cold water into a pan and heat for a coupe of minutes.
  3. .start to add in the power. Don’t put it all in at once, every so often add in a little more.
  4. 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 sauce thickening up

    This is the point that my sauce was ready as it was thick enough now

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.

i added in chicken and onion to the sauce

 

Cost and servings

One packet of mayflower costs ÂŁ1 and serves 6 people so it’s just under 17p per portion. I got 5 chicken breeats , prawn crackers an onion for ÂŁ7.00.

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.

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Welcome to the kitchen 

My parents kept on complaining that I wasn’t responsible enough for someone who had just started university and unfortunately  for them,  I wasn’t moving into halls so I could continue to live at home, completely stress free or so I thought…

The outcome of this – the glorious task of making dinner every Wednesday night,  for the family. This did not go down well with me! I turn to dominos when no one else is in to cook. The best thing I could make, was cheese on toast so it wasn’t exactly fine dining.

A few weeks into the semester,  all my  friends who were living in halls, kept mentioning about the challenges they had with cooking. This is what opened my eyes to making your own meals as  I was hearing from them about the balance of cooking on a budget as money is tight, making meals healthy as there is no adults anymore to make sure your eating fruit and veg  and to have good tasting food rather than eating cardboard.

For the first time, I was intrigued about what could be created in the kitchen. So  I decided to take on the challenge!  At the start, google was my best friend when looking for easy, cheap recipes but gradually as  I got more confident in the kitchen, I found my way into to reading cook books to gather more recipes.

After a couple of months of making the Wednesday night dinner, I will be sharing my favourite recipes every week. They  will be easy to follow as  its for all levels, from the Mary Berry’s of the world to someone like me, looking to build their confidence in the kitchen.

Strawberry heart cake

 

 

the recipes will include  healthy, long- lasting , tasty and cheap dishes which will vary from starters, mains and deserts.