After watching 'Eat well for Less' on Monday which featured a family with someone who needed to eat a special diet I realised that perhaps we are in a bit of a rut with regards to our menu. It needs to be very cheap after our lovely holiday earlier in the month and that means lots of legumes rather than lots of meat. Master Shoestring is growing a lot and would much rather eat meat ! He and Mr Shoestring did not enjoy the homemade veggie burgers last week so I remembered that the same ingredients could be used to make a curry which previously had gone down very well.
When I went to make it I discovered that I was nearly out of homemade curry powder, homemade so as to avoid salt ! But it was easy to make some more.
4 and a half teaspoons of coriander, 2 tsps turmeric, 1 and a half teaspoons of cumin seeds, 1/2 tsp black peppercorns, 1/2 tsp chilli flakes, 1/2 tsp cardamom , 1cm cinnamon stick, 1/4 tsp cloves, 1/4 tsp ginger
A quick grind in the mortar and pestle and it was all done. The curry went into the slow cooker and Master Shoestring cleared his plate 8 hours later ! It's great being able to make things for yourself and not have to go to the shops !