For Anyone wanting a curry night

I promised Portlandprincess I would look out curry recipes and accompaniments. So here is a curry night special. Hope it hits the spot.

1. Sopa De Camarao ( Goan shrimp soup)

Saute 140g red onion in 1tsp chilli oil for 8 minutes. Add 1 grated garlic clove and 1/2 tin chopped tomatoes, cook for another 4 minutes. Add 4 cups chicken stock made with 2 stock cubes and cook for 15 minutes. Add 1 cup prawns ( shrimps) and cook for 5 more minutes. Serve hot.

2. Kachumbars (Indian style slaw)

Finely dice 1 small cucumber, 140g red onion and 1 tomato, put in a bowl and gently mix. In a grinder put 28g blanched peanuts, 1 1/2 tblsp fresh lemon juice, 1/4 tsp red chilli powder and a pinch salt, blitz. Stir the peanut paste into the veggies and gently mix. Sprinkle over 1 tbsp chopped coriander. Chill for 20 minutes.

3. Aloo ka Raita (potato and yoghurt salad)

Peel and dice 16oz potato ( you should be left with appx. 12oz), boil for 8 minutes. Drain and set aside to cool. In a bowl mix 1 1/2 cups low fat natural yoghurt, 1 tsp cumin seeds that have been toasted in a hot fry pan for 2 minutes then pounded, 1/4tsp red chilli powder and pinch salt - mix all well. Stir the potatoes into the yoghurt mix and chill for 20 minutes.

4. Mangalorian Murgh Gassi ( chicken curry)

In a hot frypan place 1/4 tsp each if mustard seeds, cumin seeds and coriander seeds, toast for 3 minutes, then pound to a powder. In a large pan put 2tsp oil and over a low heat ( with lid on) fry 140g thinly sliced red onion, 2 grated garlic cloves and a thumbnail size piece of root ginger grated. Cook for 5 minutes or so. Add 4 curry leaves ( whole), the pounded spices, 1/2tsp turmeric powder and 1 1/2 red chillis ( deseeded and very finely chopped or pounded) along with a pinch salt. Cook out for 1 minute. To the pan add 350g diced chicken breast and stir until mixed well, add 1/2 cup light coconut milk and stir. Cover and cook for appx. 15 minutes. Stir often to avoid sticking. Serve hot.

5. Shellies samosas.... See previous post. The samosas are half the size of the ones in the recipe - more the size of the ones purchased in the shops, if you want to make them the size on recipe add 50kcals to total. ( lets talk pastry post for recipe)

Each recipe serves 4 people.

1 = 295kcals (73kcals p.p.)

2 = 250kcals (62kcals p.p.)

3 = 312kcals (78kcals p.p.)

4 = 724kcals (181kcals p.p.)

If you have a portion of each and 1 samosa plus 112g cooked basmati rice, the calories eaten would be 610. This seems quite a lot for a meal, but if you are having friends over for an evening or just a 'Friday night takeaway', etc... then it is quite reasonable and will fit into most peoples daily calorie allowance. I usually just drink sparkling water now, but you could still fit a bottle of lager or glass of wine into the meal and still have calories for a decent breakfast and lunch earlier in the day.

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  • Wow Shellie, you're a woman of your word! I cannot believe I'm saying this but the thought of making this is awesome...Wouldn't have considered it three weeks ago...will let you know how it goes! You wonderful star!

  • I've learnt how to save a page.....and it's this one...go Shellie, go Shellie!

  • I made all of it on Sunday night, had to adapt the recipes slightly to make them healthier, especially the amount of oil ( omitted ghee completely), so they are not totally authentic. I don't eat slaw or raita, but the kids said they were nice. The soup is very 'brothy' as most asian soups are, unlike our British 'substantial' soups. It was quite nice though. I did try to minimise the variety of spices as not everyone has a cupboard devoted to them like me, it is worth building up a good range though.

    Hope you like 😊🍲

  • As a veggie I'm in awe, the blend of spices in the Mangalorian Murgh Gassi sound incredible, and to be honest I'd never thought of adding potato to raita, sounds like a great alternative to potato salad. I may steal the nutty slaw salad idea, and use the spice basis of the Mangalorian Murgh Gassi curry for a chickpea version. Will let you know if I succeed! Note to self, am overdue a visit to local Bangladeshi cash and carry to restock my very depleted spices!

  • Chickpeas would work just fine Ruth, caulieflower ( steamed for 4mins) is good too. I am a bit of a spice nut, having a cupboard devoted to them. It is amazing what a pinch of this and a drop of that can do to a dish. 😊

  • A veritable banquet! :D

  • I made it all on Sunday night along with bhajis and pakoras. No matter how hard I have tried though, there really isn't a healthy way to make a decent bhaji or pakora - so, sadly, won't put the recipes on here. Hey ho, you can't have everything 😫😊

  • Sounds so good, must have missed your samosa post. Worth the cals I would say, better than eating out !!

    πŸ˜‡

  • Hi flossie, the samosas are on a previous post titled 'lets talk pastry', i should also have said the ones I did on Sunday were half the size of the recipe given - more the size you buy in the shops instead of half sandwich size. 😊

  • Thanks ShellieL, I adore curries and am always on the look out for different low cal ones.

    Cass

  • They won't be everyones idea of curry heaven, I myself don't like slaw or raita. I make them both because the kids do and when all the dishes are placed on the table ( fills the coffee table if your having an informal takeaway night) the variety feeds the eyes wonderfully. I do make bhajis and pakoras for the kids or guests too, but have not yet managed to adapt a recipe for healthy eating that is tasty - would rather not have myself. I think it is the act of sharing and picking your own plateful rather than having everything on the table that is so satisfying and don't feel I am missing out by just selecting part of what is on offer. I always put a dish of cherry tomatoes and mixed salad leaves out too. 😊

  • Oooh! I love curry I do 😁 Thanks for these recipies shelliel, they sound amazing. I've bookmarked this page πŸ˜ƒ

  • So what time does dinner start???

    These sound awesome - can't wait to try them!

  • If your ever in Blighty Dave, you would be very welcome to join us for a curry - or whatever other food is on offer. We could then have a good walk, not many hills here in Lincolnshire, but plenty of woods and fields to ramble through. 'tis a nice walk across the Humber Bridge too with a nice little country park on the other side. 😊

  • You're on!

    And a ramble sounds lovely :)

  • Yum, yum, yum! :)

    I too love bhaji's, but never mind, everything else sounds wonderful.

    Thanks so much for the effort you've put into supplying us with these delicious recipes.

  • Don't thank me yet hun, you may make them and think 'yuck' lol 😊

  • Never! :)

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