RECIPE Proper Poor Curry

It's the end of the month and it's time to bring out the proper poor curry recipe.
This recipe is vegetarian, dairy and gluten free and costs about £1.50 a head.
My husband always goes 'eurghfm' when I tell him i'm making it but he always goes 'this is amazing' when he's eating it!

For the curry;
1 onion
1 courgette, pepper, sweet potato, potato or a couple of carrots, chopped (whatever is in the larder)
1 tin chickpeas, rinsed
1 tbspn tomato puree
1 chicken stock cube in a mug of hot water
1 tspn chilli powder
1 tspn garam masala
1 tspn curry powder
1 fresh chilli (leave out if you can't tolerate anything too hot)
Sprinkle of cumin and fennel seeds

For the rice;
2 handfuls of rice per person
1 tspn of fennel seeds
Enough water to cover rice and above by 2"

1) Fry the onion, then add the spices and the chili. Fry for 3-4 minutes.
2) Add the chopped vegetables and a bit of hot water. Fry for 3-4 minutes.
3) Add the chickpeas and the puree. Fry for 3-4 minutes.
4) Add the stock
5) Cook on a low heat with the lid on for 1/2 hour

For the rice:
1) Wrap a tea towel around a saucepan lid
2) Add salt, fennel seeds, a drop of oil and hot water to the rice
3) Bring to the boil
4) Reduce heat to low
5) Put the lid on the saucepan
6) Simmer until the rice is cooked (about 15 mins)
7) Fluff rice with a fork

Serve together with popadoms!
These ones are my fave and gluten free!


  1. I tried to post a comment just now but it seems to have been swallowed up, so here's trying again. This looks yummy and just what's needed in this gloomy weather that we're still having. And it's so good to see a UK GF blogger posting recipes. There are loads of American GF blogs, but they tend to use such strange ingredients that I've never seen here.

  2. Hi Amanda,
    I'm never sure about posting recipes as there's so many recipe sites out there! Most of them do use weird measurements and hard to find ingredients though so you may be onto something!
    I would definitely try the recipe as it's very warming and the perfect thing for a rainy day.

    (P.S I moderate all comments so I got both and just published one.)


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