Dinner From “Nothing” – Easy Curry ($0.86 per serve)

It’s dinner time again…

Every family has one!

What?

A curry recipe they can recite off by heart of course!

Mine is the good old curry sausages.

Traditional curries are a lot more complicated and any chef would probably keel over at the sight of this recipe but this one isn’t the dish that you pull out to impress guests… this is the “family is hungry so feed them already” meal.

We over-catered for my my son’s second birthday party and had a heap of cooked sausages left over. I bagged them up into packets of six and froze them in my trusty old chest freezer.

Last night I grabbed a handful of them out and cut them into centimetre pieces. I cooked up a sauce and some rice with some frozen vegetables and TA DAH!!! Dinner is served. It was so good too. Hearty rib-stickin’ good.

I have included in the ingredient notes some suggestions for replacements if you don’t have the listed ones. It is not a recipe to go out and buy the ingredients for. This is the recipe you use on a Sunday night when you can’t be bothered. Get creative and try different things. You might find a winning combination lurking in the back of your fridge from food that will likely be tossed in the bin before the next shop.

If you happen to have any leftovers, which I don’t think you will, it will freeze perfectly fine. I keep a stash of meal size plastic containers for saving leftovers. I label them with masking tape and pop into the kitchen freezer. They are great to pull out for a quick hot lunch or “fakeaway” dinner when you are busy or feeling lazy. The meals also make a well-appreciated gift for a sick friend or a new Mum.

Print Recipe
Curried "Anything"
A very basic and delicious curry dinner recipe that you can create very quickly out of any leftovers you can dig out of the fridge.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 Minutes
Cook Time 25 Minutes
Servings
People
Ingredients
  • 6 Each Cooked Sausages Or any other diced up leftover cooked meat ($2.00)
  • 1 Can Coconut Cream You can use normal cream/sour cream/yogurt ($1.00).
  • 1 Each onion Finely Chopped ($0.20)
  • 500 Grams Pumpkin You can use Potato/Sweet Potato/Carrot or combination of any of these ($0.50)
  • 2 Tablespoons Tomato Paste Or tomato sauce, not necessary if you don't have it.
  • 1 Cup Frozen Mixed Vegetables Or tinned or fresh vegetables ($1:00)
  • 1 Tablespoon Curry Powder Add more if you prefer it spicey.
  • 1.5 Cup Brown Rice White rice is also fine ($0.50)
  • 3 Cups Water To cook the rice in.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 Minutes
Cook Time 25 Minutes
Servings
People
Ingredients
  • 6 Each Cooked Sausages Or any other diced up leftover cooked meat ($2.00)
  • 1 Can Coconut Cream You can use normal cream/sour cream/yogurt ($1.00).
  • 1 Each onion Finely Chopped ($0.20)
  • 500 Grams Pumpkin You can use Potato/Sweet Potato/Carrot or combination of any of these ($0.50)
  • 2 Tablespoons Tomato Paste Or tomato sauce, not necessary if you don't have it.
  • 1 Cup Frozen Mixed Vegetables Or tinned or fresh vegetables ($1:00)
  • 1 Tablespoon Curry Powder Add more if you prefer it spicey.
  • 1.5 Cup Brown Rice White rice is also fine ($0.50)
  • 3 Cups Water To cook the rice in.
Instructions
  1. Put rice on to cook as per packet instructions. Some rices use more or less water and have different cooking times. Follow the packet to be on the safe side.
  2. Sauté chopped onion until its nice and clear.
  3. Add diced pumpkin etc and cook as you would to make a mash. Cook it until is is nice and soft.
  4. Blitz into a puree when cooked.
  5. Add coconut cream, curry powder and tomato paste if using.
  6. Simmer for 5-10 minutes.
  7. Add cooked meat and frozen vegetables. 
  8. Continue to simmer until vegetables and meat are heated through.
  9. Serve it up and eat!
Recipe Notes

This recipe made about 6 good size serves. It costed out to be about $5.20 to make which is $0.86c a serve. It freezes great and is even better the next day!

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