Slow-cooker tandoori beef masala
The slow-cooker is fantastic for a curry- it gives plenty of time for the flavours of the spices to develop, and for meat like beef and lamb, it ensures that you have tender, fall apart meat with not a chewy bit in sight!
I also love the slow-cooker because it's hands off cooking- this meal just takes about 7-8 minutes to do, including chopping and frying, then once it's in the slow-cooker you can just leave it and get on with your day!
This slow-cooker tandoori ...
How to make the best chicken katsu curry, with Frylight
One of the key changes I have made to the way I cook in the last few years is a reduction in the amount of oil that I use. I always used to glug in the olive oil thinking of it as ‘healthy fat’, but the truth is, if you are working on reducing the calories that you consume in order to lose weight, then cutting down on oils is one of the easiest changes to make, and all oils and fats are full of calories, even if they are presented as the ‘healthy option’- in fact coconut oil has a ...
Healthy Beef Madras
I was always a fussy eater as a kid- I wouldn't touch any fruit and would only tolerate certain vegetables. when I was about 12, my Mum made a discovery, which was that I would eat pretty much any vegetables if they were in curry! Although adulthood (and travelling the world) made me much less fussy, and I love a lot of the foods I wouldn't eat as a child, I still love a good curry!
One of my dreams is to go to India for a cookery course and culinary tour. I've never been to India, but ...
Turkey rogan josh
Somehow curry is the perfect antidote to the excesses of Christmas day- especially if it's one full of veggies and goodness! I made a slightly different one last year (see it here), and this year I really fancied having a go at a turkey rogan josh. It's nice and easy, all the spices, onion and garlic are blended into a paste and then it's just a case of adding everything together and simmering it for about half an hour.
Out traditional Boxing Day dinner is actually turkey, chips and ...
South-African Bunny Chow
Anyone who is a regular visitor to my Facebook page will know that I am a huge Nando's fan! It's my perfect comfort food, and we'll often have this Homemade Nando's as a weekend treat!
When Nando's got in touch with me to ask if I'd like to have a go at making their Bunny Chow, I was excited to try it out (after googling to see what it was!), I've just made a couple of little adjustments to keep it Slimming World friendly.
Why Bunny Chow? In exploring its Southern-African ...
Turkey curry isn't a tradition in my family, but Bridget Jones' Diary made me want to introduce it! Luckily it's a very easy thing to make syn-free as turkey is naturally lean, spices are syn-free and you can squeeze n lots of speed vegetables. I made my own curry spice mx which is so simple, and you can make it in bulk so it's ready whenever you want to make a quick and easy curry!
I tend to go for chicken curries, but this one is a nice change, and has a lovely thick sauce.
Chicken katsu curry
I used to work almost next to a Wagamama so it was an occasional lunchtime treat and I could never resist the chicken katsu curry. A little look on the Slimming World app tells me that the proper version is 29.5 syns! In those days, pre-children I wasn't having to worry about my weight, but I'm not sure I could eat the real thing now that I know how high in syns it is.
This version has just 3 syns (for the cornflakes, honey and flour) and tastes so authentic- a real treat dinner without ...