I do like making a “proper” curry but they usually take a bit more planning and time. This is a recipe that you can cook the main ingredients then just leave it simmering until your rice is done – perfect for a week night dinner when you don’t have time to mess about with intricate details.
Instead of buying a jar from the supermarket for £1.50, you could make your own with basic ingredients from your cupboard for a snip of the price! Make your food from scratch and save money!
As an added bonus, if you fancy making your own naan bread to go with this budget chicken curry, check out my vegetable masala fakeaway which contains the naan recipe for the almighty price of 46p.
- 500g chicken, diced (£2)
- 1 onion, chopped (12p)
- 2tsp curry powder (13p)
- 1 tin of tomatoes (31p)
- 300g frozen peas (29p)
- 1 chicken stock cube (2p)
- 300ml water
- 1tbsp oil (1p)
- 280g rice (11p)
- Heat the oil in a pan and cook the chicken for 5 minutes.
- Add the curry powder and onion, stir in, then cook until the onion has softened.
- Mix in all the other ingredients and simmer for 40 minutes
- Serve with rice.
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Ricky Willis is the original Skint Dad. A money-making enthusiast, father, and husband to Naomi. He is always looking for unique ways to earn a little extra.