Do you ever get to the end of the week and barely have anything left in the fridge, or at least anything that's worthy of making a meal to feed a family? This is the position I found myself in at the end of last week. The fridge wasn't exactly empty, as I had lots of veg, but very little of each. When I usually find myself in this situation I make a soup, but who wants soup on a Friday? Fridays are for something a little bit special, like fish & chips from the local chippy, or a takeaway. However I needed to use up the bits and bobs before my next shop, so, along with a pack of beef from the freezer, I decided to use the veg and make a curry.
If you keep a few spices in your store cupboard it's easy (and cheap) enough to make a curry from scratch, and by using a pressure cooker, such as the Pressure King Pro, it's possible to cut down the cooking time too. The beauty of making a curry from scratch means that you can make it as spicy or as mild as you like, as well as adding your favourite spices, and leaving out those that you're less keen on. It can also be made low fat by using a small amount of oil, or indulgent by adding dairy cream or coconut cream. I only used a small amount of oil in this recipe, making it totally suitable for anyone following Weight Watchers or Slimming World. You can also substitute the beef for lamb, chicken, turkey or pork, but if you use chicken breast it's best to add it for the last few minutes of cooking.
It might seem like a lot of ingredients, but most of them are vegetables, which you can substitute with the vegetables you have in your fridge.