It’s National Curry Week – so celebrate with a tried and tested affordable recipe

Joy of joy National Curry Week 2018 is here and we’re getting involved by sharing some of our tasty team favourites with you.

We have compiled some recipes and priced up the ingredients so you can see how cheap these meals are. Cooking from scratch and making your own meals is not only rewarding but usually healthier than a takeaway or ready meal, which are typically high in salt and fat.

We have also given you ingredients for 4 or more people, so you can impress your housemates with your cooking skills and hope they repay the favour sometime!

We’ve thrown Nadiya Hussain’s dhal recipe into the mix – she won Bake Off, she doesn’t work in the Student Advice team, but this is a tasty and easy dhal to make, hence including it!

Student Advice curry recipes are below, just click on each recipe for the full details:

Anita’s halwa

Helen’s bhajis

Madeleine’s baked samosas

Chicken/Quorn satay

David’s Bombay potatoes

Nadiya’s dhal

Nicolette’s aubergine curry

Helen’s chickpea curry

Sarah’s tomato curry sauce

Top tips!

  • Lots of curry recipes are veggie, vegan and gluten free which means they can be versatile to meet any dietary need.
  • The more you make, the cheaper it gets. You can freeze your leftovers and enjoy heated up another time or cold for breakfast?
  • Spices and herbs can be pricey, but worth the investment as stored well, they can last and last.
  • Always check the ‘World Food’ aisle, or in Asian food grocers for spices rather than buying branded herbs or spices in glass jars from the main spices section of the supermarket.
  • Club together with your house mates to get a good shared collection of herbs and spices for communal use – no house need 6 different jars of dried oregano!
  • We can heartily recommend Parmir’s Asian food grocers on Preston Road, Brighton, BN1 4QF – check them out on facebook here. They are really good for halal meat and have an excellent hygiene rating with the widest range of global ingredients you could ever wish for.
  • You can curry almost anything and everything – after all we all need a bit of spice in our lives.
  • If the heat gets too much when eating spicy food, have a sip of milk or spoon of yogurt to cool things down. Dairy is better than beer for cooling the palate.
  • And last but not least – never underestimate the versatility of a chickpea

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Got a good curry recipe or top tip you want to share? Please tell us

Happy cooking!

Student Advice Service

Helen is the Student Advice Service Manager within Student Services and is based in Tithe Barn on the Moulsecoomb campus

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