So here is Chad's Chickpea Curry.
Ingredients, to serve 2, will take 10-15 mins:
1x Can of chickpeas
3 Handfuls of long grain white rice
1tsp Mustard seeds
1tsp Coriander and black pepper (fantastic spice I hadn't tried before I knew Chad, how she has enriched my life!)
Pinch of turmeric
1 Garlic clove
2x Mixed chillies
Few sprigs of coriander.
Although this is a long list of ingredients, it is mainly spices so this dish is very cost effective.
For an extra kick (which I insist on putting into nearly all of my food) I've also added two finely diced chillies. After a quick taste I also thought a sprig or two of fresh coriander would be nice and I very conveniently had some left over from earlier in the week. So that was chopped up and chucked in!
Done, done and done. I did have some nice, finely sliced, bright red chillies to go on top but my boyfriend (when trying to be helpful and wash up) put them in the bin. No pointless garnish today I'm afraid.
I love ethnic food and really REALLY love the variety of vegetarian options that there are to chose from. Something for all.
Ratin' or hatin'... (I will continue to use street-slang until someone tells me otherwise).
Overall cost: £1.57, just 79p per person!
Ease/time to make: 8/10
Overall score: 32/40
Additional comments: This is such a bargain meal and is tasty, filling, healthy and the rest! However, I borrowed (I say borrowed, she ain't getting them back) my allotted spices from Chad. If this is your first time at making the recipe it will be more expensive because you have to create your own spice stock. However, if you go to the right place (not a supermarket but a spice shop) you will be able to get them for a reasonable price. If you like vegetarian food this will hit the spot with you, just as it does for me every time. But if you are a bit more of a meat eater like my boyfriend, this might not be a regular in your recipe book.
I hope you liked this one, it is one of my favourites and will always be something that reminds me of university and Chad looking after me.
Please enjoy this artsy shot of my spice packet that she hand delivered to me this morning. I hope you all have a spice friend you can call upon, they are priceless!
Tomorrow is Mexican. Might draw on a moustache and wear a poncho. Happy days!