I love curry, in fact everyone in the house loves
I was browsing the fruit and veg aisle in the supermarket last weekend when I spotted a cauliflower. It was a good price so I popped it into the trolley, but I had to stop and think what I would use it in as Miss A doesn’t like cauliflower so I would have to disguise it.
Curried vegetables are one of my favourite foods when I want to be good but need some flavour, so I decided to throw a lot of vegetables together with my chicken and make a curry. I did want to be full up after the meal though, and initially I decided that I wouldn’t have rice with this curry, more enjoy it on its own as a lunch rather than a main meal.
I’m not consciously trying to lose weight at the moment (but I probably should be), however this curry would work really well on the Slimming World plan if you served it with rice it would be free on the EE plan. I enjoyed mine with naan bread so you could have that as a sinned side dish if you wanted to.
Dieting aside this curry contains nine different vegetables and chicken. It’s going to go a very long way towards your five a day. The beauty of the recipe as well is that you can change any of the vegetables listed in my recipe if you don’t like them and add anything you had in the bottom of the fridge.
- 450g chicken
- 1 sweet potato, cubed
- 1 head cauliflower
- 1 courgette
- 3 carrots
- 1 onion
- 1 tin tomatoes
- 1tbsp tomato puree
- 1 tbsp curry powder
- 1 red pepper
- 300ml water
- 1tsp olive oil
Chop the chicken and vegetables to bite size pieces. Brown the chicken in the olive oil, remove from pan and cover. Add the water, tomatoes curry powder and potatoes. Cook for 5 – 10 mins to par boil the potatoes, then add the remaining vegetables. Simmer for ten mins and re add the chicken to heat through.
We had this curry as our meal the other night, and there was plenty left over so Hubby and myself both took a generous portion to work for our lunches the following day. Some meals really do taste better the following day, and this one didn’t disappoint me. I ate it with a spoon and pretended it was a chunky soup rather than serving it with anything. I was worried it wouldn’t fill me up until my main meal but it did a very good job, which I think is due to the potatoes in the dish.
This is definitely going on my list of meal ideas for when I can’t think of anything to cook. Will you be giving this curry a try?
Enjoy this recipe? Why not check out my Slimming World friendly gammon pizza recipe.