Hello Dear Reader,
I headed to my Zombie Apocalypse cupboard for some inspiration tonight. I dragged out some of the Indian spice (real aficionados of spicy food look away as this has a tinge of flavour) mix to make a Chicken Tikka Masala.
I bought the Colman’s mix from Approved Food when they were four for £1 and then just stashed them for the day I needed them.
It’s so simple to make. Add half a family sized pot of natural yogurt that’s just about to turn, four too soft for salad chopped tomatoes, one starting to sprout and from the bottom of the basket onion, that’s also finely chopped, add two cubed chicken breasts and some lemon juice, add the the bag provided. Shake and seal then bake at 200 for forty minutes.
When cooked, add the last of the wilting corriander and serve with boiled rice.
Sprinkle with lemon juice and a hearty dollop of mango chutney. A pint of beer would have been nice but it’s no where near pay day. The store cupboard is a blessing when I need enthusiasm and ready ingredients.
I’m sure you could use the kit to make a vegetarian version of this by simply replacing the meat.
I’ve no idea how much this would cost at the take away. Here, the chicken breasts were £1 each, the rice was 7p, the onion 4p, tomatoes 46p, chutney 5p, lemon juice 2p(4 bottles for £1 from Approved Food) and yoghurt 30p. Chicken Tikka Masala – £1.47 per person.
Over to you Dear Reader, who else can beat the take away? Who else makes fish and chips at home? Or beats the burger bar? Share with all of us how you have a ‘dirty food night’ ?
Love Froogs xxx