Tasty and Easy Curry

I’ve never made a curry before, and I’m not even sure if this is classed as a proper one, however I was trying to use up ingredients before I left my summerhouse for good. This is what I came up with. It was so easy, and it had ingredients that I would usually have lying around the kitchen anyway! It does take a little while to make but I found it so worth it.


This was one serving but adjust as you see fit for more people or for a larger or smaller portion size 🙂

Takes 40 minutes.


½ Sweet Potato baked

1 Garlic clove chopped finely

Ginger (as much as you like chopped up small)

½ Red onion chopped finely

2 shallots chopped finely

1 tsp cumin

tsp ground coriander

½ tsp mild chilli powder

1 tsp curry powder

200ml water

2 tbsp tomato puree

1 skinless chicken breast cut into chunks

Bunch of fresh coriander: leaves separated from the stalks and stalks cut finely

Salt and pepper

Coconut oil

1 serving of basmati rice



  1. Heat the oven to about 180°C and place the sweet potato half onto some foil, putting it in the heated oven and setting a timer for 40 minutes.
  2. While the sweet potato is in the oven, cut and prep all of the ingredients. When the timer says 30 minutes, heat a small amount of coconut oil in a pan on a high heat and throw in the onion, garlic and ginger, along with the spices. Mix around the pan and let sizzle for a couple of minutes until there is some colour to the garlic and ginger.
  3. Add the water to the pan along with the tomato puree, and leave to simmer for 10 minutes.
  4. After 10 minutes, the water should have reduced a bit. Add the chicken to the pan along with the coriander stalks. Leave the chicken to cook through and the water to continue to reduce.
  5. At the same time, boil the rice.
  6. After another 10 minutes the rice should be ready and the water should have reduced completely leaving a thick sauce with the chicken cooked through. The sweet potato should also be done around this time too.
  7. Grab a plate, spoon on your rice and curry sauce, whack the potato out of the oven and cut it open to help it to cool.
  8. Enjoy!

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