Lockdown Larder – Day 50

The curry that nearly wasn’t…   Have you ever opened a packet of supermarket chicken pieces and found they smelled funny? Yep, that happened tonight. It was a packet of chicken breast fillets that I intended to turn into curry, but they ended up going straight into the bin. I’d frozen them within half an … Continue reading Lockdown Larder – Day 50

Lockdown Larder – Day 41 (Tuesday)

Leftover roast chicken + curry paste = delicious quick dinner   It was another busy day at my desk, an afternoon filled with meetings, and the increasing need for a quick to prep and eat meal. The leftovers from Monday’s roast chicken were perfect for a speedy curry, along with a generous portion of mushrooms, … Continue reading Lockdown Larder – Day 41 (Tuesday)

Lockdown Larder – Day 33

Curry Night! Mango Chicken with Nadia Lim’s flatbreads   Thanks to the groceries arriving, we had all the ingredients for the Mango Chicken Curry recipe that I found. When we get Indian Takeaways, this is my current favourite, and I had high hopes for recreating the dish. To go with it, along with plain basmati … Continue reading Lockdown Larder – Day 33

Lockdown Larder – Day 28 (Wednesday)

Steak & Garlic Mushroom Pie with Tri-Colour Mash   After yesterday’s fry-fest, I wanted veggies tonight. We’re running low on fresh veg though, so I had to use what was left. I found a family-sized steak & garlic mushroom pie in the freezer, and we had that with what I proudly call tri-colour mash. Mashed … Continue reading Lockdown Larder – Day 28 (Wednesday)

Lockdown Larder – Day 19 (Monday)

When you want a takeaway for dinner but everywhere is closed… If today was a normal day. I’d have called it a takeaway night. You know when you’ve had enough of cooking elaborate food and just want to eat something? That was tonight. There was no outstanding reason. I didn’t sleep well last night, which … Continue reading Lockdown Larder – Day 19 (Monday)

Lockdown Larder – Day 9

Minced Beef Curry (Keema Matar)   This was probably the first authentic Indian meal I cooked, after borrowing a Madhur Jaffrey cookery book from the library. I can’t find my original recipe now, but there are as many variants on the internet as there are chicken tikka recipes. I tweak it to whatever spices I … Continue reading Lockdown Larder – Day 9