Saturday, 19 January 2013

£1 tandoori lamb hotpot recipe

£1 tandoori lamb hotpot

A cut-price triumph tonight with this experimental tandoori lamb hotpot that came in at around £1 to serve both me and Mr Kate.

Today was very much a 'use whatever is in the fridge/freezer day' to save trudging out in the snow to the shops. So it was time to get experimenting with some cut-price ingredients to make something using these tandoori lamb kebabs from the freezer - an incredible find in Morrisons reduced from £3.79 down to just 25p. Meat doesn't get much cheaper than that!

With some reduced carrots and potatoes languishing in my veg rack, a warming spicy hot-pot was in order by taking the meat off the kebab sticks and breaking it up into chunks.

Here's how to make it:

1) Peel a few carrots and dice them.
2) Dice an onion.
3) Soften the carrots and onion in a frying pan with a glug of oil.
4) As the carrots and onions are cooking over a low heat, peel and finely slice a few potatoes.
5) Take the kebabs off the sticks and break up into chunks.
6) Add the meat to the carrots and onions to brown.
7) Add a couple of spoons of curry paste to the mixture, a tin of chopped tomatoes and a handful of frozen peas.
8) After a good stir, transfer the mixture to a casserole dish and top with the potato slices.
9) Bake in the oven for 30 minutes or until the potatoes are tender.
10) Serve in bowls with a sprinkle of coriander to garnish.

We shared a naan bread to mop up the spicy juices from this - another cut-price classic from the freezer reduced from 84p to 17p for two!

Perfect for a cold winter's night and as cheap as chips!

P.S. Think this one is so cheap it's definitely worthy of an entry in to the #creditcrunchmunch Twitter challenge from fellow food bloggers @FussFreeHelen and @FabFoodForAll.

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