Feed 6 for £1.62

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I found this recipe in an old Prima mag,

Dhal curry and rice

serves:6 cost per head:27p cals per portion: 260

>2 tsp ground ginger
>1 tsp cumin
>225g/8oz red lentils
>1 tbsp oil
>1 sliced onion
>2 potatos, peeled & diced
>1 tsp curry powder
>2 cloves garlic, crushed
>400g can of chickpeas, drained
>4 tomatoes, cut into wedges
Optional
>crispy fried onions to garnish
>cumin seeds browned to garnish
>coriander leaves to garnish


1. bring 1 pt water to boil. Stir in ginger, cumin and lentils.Season with salt. Simmer for 20 mins or until soft.
2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large pan and stirfry onion and potato for 5-10 min, or until nearly soft. Add curry powder, chickpeas, garlic and tomatoes. Cook for a further 3-4 mins before stirring in lentil mixture. Taste and season. Cook gently for 5 mins.
Garnish with onions, curry seeds and coriander, if using.
Serve with rice.
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  • Bogof_Babe
    Bogof_Babe Posts: 10,803 Forumite
    That sounds excellent - and vegetarian too :).

    Shall we have a challenge to try to beat the cost? Give us something to do over the weekend ;).
    :D I haven't bogged off yet, and I ain't no babe :D

  • 16011996
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    ok, i'll have a bash too.
  • Glad
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    Got to be something decent though

    not smart-price beans on toast ;)
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  • Quackers
    Quackers Posts: 10,157 Forumite
    Got to be something decent though

    not smart-price beans on toast  ;)

    Oh Well, that's me out of ideas ;D

    I love lentils so will be giving this a go - thanks Glad ;D
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  • Pink.
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    I'm afraid I'm well and truly a carnivore....... vegi things do very little for me........but this sounds good. Thankyou Glad.......though I might just add some meat!

    Thanks again

    Pink
  • Glad
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    let us know what it's like with the meat pink

    should still be a cheap meal
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  • Caterina
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    OK let me try:

    500g strong flour (£0.30)
    1 sachet fast acting yeast (£0.10)
    2 Tbs.veg. oil, pinch salt, pinch oregano, 2 cloves garlic (£0.10p at the most)
    1 tin economy tomatoes (£0.15p)
    200g cheapest cooking cheese, or edam (£0.60)

    Mix flour with fast acting yeast, add salt after mixing, then add oil and enough water to make a soft but not sticky dough.

    Knead until smooth, on a floured board, for at least 5 minutes. Put into a floured pan and cover with a cloth dampened in hot water and squeezed. Let grow until doubled in size, in a warm and draugth-proof area of the kitchen.

    Meanwhile make sauce: chop the tomatoes from the tin, add a bit of salt and chopped garlic and oregano.

    Grate the cheese.

    Oil a baking tray (Make sure you use metal because the bottom of pizza needs strong heat to become well crusty).

    When dough has had time to grow, give it another few kneads then roll thin (1/2 cm or so) and put on oiled baking tray. Cover with sauce then spread the grated cheese all over it.

    Voila, pizza for 6 with £1.25!

    When you know how much pizza costs, it makes you think before buying a £6.99 pizza in a restaurant doesn't it?

    Incidentally, with the remaining £0.37 a carnivore could buy enough danish salami (cheap but nice-tasting) to have a salami pizza, or a few anchovies, or a bit of cheap ham...

    Or you could make a coleslaw salad (1/4 cabbage, 1 onion, 1 carrot, 1 tbsp oil 1 Tbsp vinegar) with the remaining money.

    Or an apple compote with a bit of custard for pudding...

    I could go on.....

    Caterina
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  • 16011996
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    not sure i can beat that, gonna have to get thinking hat on.
  • Caterina
    Caterina Posts: 5,919
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    Hi 160

    I make it a bit of a sport to cook something out of nothing!

    When I work (with professional first time mums usually) they are usually used to having a stuffed full fridge and cupboard. Then they have a baby and the shopping/planning goes out of the window (as it does hehehe)!

    Then I arrive and they need food as mostly they are breastfeeding and it make them starving all the time, and I say, 'shall I cook you some breakfast/lunch/snack/dinner, whatever' and they say: there is nothing in the cupboard.

    But usually there are cupboard things that they don't normally use because in their previous life as bankers/accountants/lawyers they always had fillet steak and ready-cut veg in the fridge, see?

    So I make them pasta bakes, pancakes with jam, potato cheese pies and stuff like that, and they LOVE it!

    ALL my references from clients mention my cooking, even the ones that I accompany to give birth (I use cooking to distract them before they go to have the baby - or to gently induce birth if it is nearly happening hehehe).

    It is just a matter of being creative with what you have got in the cupboard - I love seeing their faces when I make them a 3 course dinner out of a supposed 'nothing'!!!

    Have you ever heard of the fairy tale 'Stone Soup'?

    Caterina
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  • 16011996
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    tell me more caterina, what is fairy tale stone soup? with a name like that 8 yr old girl bound to love it. :)
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