Curry recipes for one

Hearty, healthy and offering a great combination of flavours, curry is a delicious dinner choice all year round.

Make hassle-free curry easily even when you’re only cooking for yourself with the help of a few of our favourite recipes.

Super simple microwave chicken curry 

Requiring minimal cooking and prep time but boasting a nice burst of flavour, this is an excellent alternative to beans on toast!

  • Coarsely chop half an onion and toss it with some vegetable oil in a deep bowl before microwaving on full power for one minute.
  • Add a clove of finely chopped garlic and two thin slices of finely chopped ginger and microwave for another full minute.
  • Mix in two small pinches of ground cumin, ground coriander, black mustard seeds, fenugreek and as much chilli as you fancy, then give it another 30 seconds in the microwave.
  • Chop 250 grams of chicken breast and add to the spice mixture along with a teaspoon of cornflour and one tablespoon of Greek yoghurt. Microwave for a further five minutes and top with more yogurt to taste.

Goochi Mattar: Marvellous Mushrooms

This is a nice and easy recipe that’s perfect for vegetarians and takes less than half an hour to whip up.

  • Start by adding 150 grams of button mushroom to a wok with a little oil. Cook for three minutes then pop in 100 grams of frozen peas.
  • Stir in 100 grams of masala sauce and bring to a simmer before adding a generous pinch of salt, turmeric, cumin and chilli powder.
  • Turn down the heat and allow your curry to simmer for 10 minutes, adding water as necessary, before adding fenugreek and garam masala then simmering for five more minutes.
  • Plate up with rice or a warmed nan and sprinkle a little fresh coriander on the top.

Thai sweet potato and chicken curry

Take some inspiration from Thailand with this delicious and nutritious chicken, spinach and sweet potato curry.

  • Chop two chicken thigh fillets into chunks and season before adding to a saucepan with oil and half an onion, cut into wedges.
  • Once it’s started to colour slightly, add two tablespoons of Thai green curry paste and two cloves of finely chopped garlic and cook for a further two minutes.
  • Add 200mls of chicken stock or water then add 300 grams of chopped sweet potatoes, 200ml of coconut cream and a dash of hot sauce then simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Once the potatoes are soft, add 100 grams of washed spinach, the juice of half a lime and half a tablespoon of fish sauce then serve.

Spice up your evenings with some simple, nutritious and delicious dishes for one.

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