Pea and new potato curry: This recipe is the perfect thing to prepare before bath and bedtime. It takes 15minutes to prepare and then 40 minutes to cook. So get everything in the pot and leave to simmer whilst you get your little one into bed and it will be ready by the time you get down!
Ingredients 1tbsp vegetable oil 2 onions, sliced 3 red chillies deseeded and finely sliced Thumb-sized piece of ginger, roughly chopped 2 tsp cumin seeds 1tsp madras curry powder 1/2 tsp turmeric 750g/1lb 10oz new potatoes, halved juice 1 lime 500ml pot natural yoghurt Small bunch corriander, stalks and leaves finely chopped 200-300ml/7fl oz-1/2 pt vegetable stock 300g/11oz podded fresh peas (or use frozen) Lime wedges and 2 naan breads, to serve
Method Heat the oil in a large, deep frying pan. Add the onions and cook over a low heat for 10-15 mins until soft. Throw in the chillies, ginger and spices, and cook for a few minutes. Stir in the potatoes and lime juice, coating in the spice mix.
Add the yoghurt, coriander stalks and stock. Simmer slowly for 35-40 mins until the potatoes are soft and the sauce has reduced. Stir through the peas and cook for another 5 minutes. Sprinkle over the coriander leaves and serve with lime wedges and warm naan bread.
Tip: I only had low fat yoghurt which split. To recover add a spoon of cornflour and a little water and it recovers! Learnt that from Daddy Hope, if you don't have cornflower you could use mustard powder.
Great for dinner parties or a meal with the hubby. Daisy x