Another weekend treat! A lot of us enjoy a Friday or Saturday night curry and a decent curry is one of the things I miss about not living in the UK. However, making your own curry can be easy. Try out my Rogan Josh recipe. Not only is this easy to make but it is also a lot healthier than ordering a takeaway. But should we forget about the takeaway altogether? I don’t think we can as long as we keep the takeaway Indian food down to a treat once in a while.
A great way to cut down on those calories is by limiting the side orders. Samosas, papadoms, bhajis and pakoras all tend to be deep fried. My homemade samosas are baked in the oven with fresh ingredients and spices.
Treat yourself this Friday and add a healthier side dish to that weekend curry night!
Happy Friday! x
Ingredients: (makes 4 medium size samosas)
1 packet ready made filo pastry
5 medium potaotes (peeled and diced into small cubes)
handful of chopped spring onions
1 tspn ground tumeric
1 tspn cumin
1 tbspn garam masala
1 tbspn olive oil (plus extra for the pastry sheets)
ground black pepper
juice of half a lemon
- Preheat the oven to gas mark 5/ 190 degrees celsius.
- Add the potatoes to a pan of boiling water and put on to boil. This should take around 10 minutes.
- Drain the potatoes and add them back to the pan. On a low heat add the tumeric, cumin, garam masala and olive oil to the pan. Mix well and then stir in the lemon juice. Leave to gently simmer for another 3 – 4 minutes.
- Stir in some fresh coriander and black pepper and then take the pan off the heat.
- Lay out the filo pastry. Spray a sheet of filo pastry with oil then cut into three strips. Put 2 tbsp of mix at the top of a strip and fold over itself into a triangle. Continue folding down the length of the pastry to make a samosa shape. Continue doing so until the pastry is used up.
- Place in the oven for around 20 – 25 minutes or until golden brown.