After spending the weekend in an easterly blast straight off The Wash completing Wall 3 of the workshop rebuild (below) we needed something warm. Above is becoming a favourite in our house, it is a receipe my daughter in law did for us at Christmas.
Curried potato chunks? (that's what I call it, may have a fancy name elsewhere)
Par boil your potatoes (best to use quite firm variety).
Meanwhile in a tablespoon of olive oil gently add quarter of a tea spoon of turmeric, cumin, coriander, garam marsla and paprika. As the spices begin to darken and add some onion and garlic. When softened add the drained potatoes and toss well. I add a bit of water and semi poach the mix till potatoes are ready and then stir in a handful of peas. This cheers up any plain meat or fish tea!
No real expense as the spices are in the cupboard and there are always potatoes, onions and garlic around.
I was reading someone's blog the other day of the stand by puddings. It was very like our own. Our go-to pudding when I just can't be bothered, and the husband is the only one really wanting a pud, is good old fashioned semolina! Ready in 5 minutes and ingredients are on stand by from the fridge and cupboard (semolina 50p for 500gms, quarter pint of milk and spoonful of sugar). I dont offer him jam to put in it, as the sugar content is high enough without any extras.