Or what to do with leftover curry.
I made a big batch of Chicken Korma the other day, and there was plenty left over.
I could just freeze it - and have the same meal again another day- but as there was more sauce than chicken left in the pot, I decided to use it up in different ways.
Firstly, I made a super quick dhal (using tinned lentils and tinned onions- but you could cook your lentils and onions in the normal way too of course.)
Just mix 1/2 tin onions( or 1 chopped onion gently fried) and 1 tin of green lentils ( water and all) with 1 tsp ginger, 1 tsp minced garlic and 1 tsp finely chopped chilli. Add 300 ml leftover curry sauce and simmer for 20 minutes or so.
|Green Lentil Dhal|
|Blitz together your ingredients|
|Goan Curry Soup|
Lastly I had a choice of two dishes ( only enough leftover sauce for one- but here are both the recipes so you can choose.)
First of all, a Tarte à l'Indienne ( or Curry Quiche).
Mix your leftover curry sauce with 4 beaten eggs and a splash of milk or coconut/almond milk.
Pour into a pre-cooked pastry case ( 23 cm in diameter ) and bake at 170 degrees until set and golden. (Aprroximately 1 hour- but keep checking).
|Tarte à l'Indienne|
You can make your own gnocchi from leftover cold mashed potato or cooked pumpkin ( or use a storecupboard packet for speed).
To make your own, mix 2 cups of cold mashed potato or mashed pumpkin with 1 egg yolk and 1 cup of flour, salt and pepper.
Form into little balls and flatten slightly with a fork.
Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil and drop the gnocchi in one by one. As they cook, they will rise to the surface. Skim them out with a straining spoon and put them in a buttered dish.
|Cooked pumpkin gnocchi|
|Gnocchi ready for the oven|
Sprinkle over some breadcrumbs and bake until golden and bubbling in a hot oven (180 degrees) for about 20 minutes.
This is a one-pot dish, and needs nothing else with it- so plate up and enjoy!
|Curried Gnocchi Tray Bake|
And so ends my tale of leftover curry sauce. I hope it inspires you to make some spicy saucy dishes yourselves.