chickpea curry and our favourite things on the internet

chickpea-curry

 

Today is a typical windy and grey Scottish November day. We’re in the middle of a dissertation-related deadline frenzy and our brains are beginning to slowly disintegrate. In times like these, a warm bowl of curry or soup and a hilarious cat/dog/monkey video is the only thing that keeps us going. So here is a 30p curry recipe made with ingredients you probably have in your store-cupboard, and our favourite things on the internet at the moment. Enjoy!

Store-cupboard curry

Since you’ll be using canned tomatoes and chickpeas, you don’t need to have a guilty conscience about whether you’re buying in season, which makes this a perfect winter dish.

Serves 4
approx. 30p per serving (excludes herbs and spices)
Ingredients:
  • 1 large can chickpeas (drained weight approx 240g)
  • 1 large can chopped tomatoes (drained weight approx 240g)
  • 1/2 white onion
  • 1 tsp coriander (cilantro)
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1tsp ground ginger or thumb sized piece of ginger, grated
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes/powder (or chopped fresh chilli if you prefer)
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
Instructions:
  1. Finely chop the onion
  2. Drain the chickpeas through a sieve over a bowl, reserving the chickpea juice
  3. Put half the chickpeas in a bowl and mash with a fork
  4. Heat 2 tbsp vegetable oil in a deep non-stick frying pan on medium heat
  5. Fry the onion for a few minutes until soft and slightly translucent
  6. Add all the spices to the pan (including ginger and chilli), stir and fry for 1 minute
  7. Pour in the tin of tomatoes, stir once and cook gently for 5 minutes
  8. Add the chickpeas and a splash of the chickpea juice. Cook for another 4-5 minutes
  9. Season with salt and pepper.
  10. Add a bit more chickpea juice if you think the stew is too thick
  11. Serve with naan or rice

 

Our favourite things on the internet at the moment:

How to keep warm in a freezing flat – absolute lifesaver in these parts

Dogs shaking in slow motion – this had us laughing for hours

The best cover of the final countdown

We feel a bit bad for this creepily still bunny taking a bath

This guy

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