Thursday, 18 June 2015

curry club

In the past year or so, my love for a good cuzza (sorry, curry) has increased ten-fold. I mean, I've always enjoyed a curry, but recently I find myself hankering after fiery spices and South Asian flavours more frequently. When it comes to a takeaway I'm pretty set in my ways; its either a chicken saag or lamb bhuna, please! 

I firmly believe you shouldn't deny yourself life's little pleasures, and I see curry as one of those. I'm more than happy to indulge in a takeaway curry every so often, but more recently have been trying to find ways to take the guilt out. The good news is that making your own curry is not only super easy and incredibly tasty, but also means you can avoid the fats often found in a takeaway.

Most supermarkets stock the spices you'll need for this, but if you're struggling try your local Indian supermarket. They're usually much cheaper in smaller, local stores than supermarkets for much greater quantities. Once you invest in a decent set of Indian spices you'll be set to try a whole range of recipes and create your very own favourites, at home.

First up: a tarka dhal. 

Naturally, I turned to Google for a quick and simple tarka dhal recipe, and the first hit was this recipe by Jamie Oliver. Having now made this three times, I can confirm it is both simple and delicious. Score! I've tweaked it to make it Slimming World friendly, and this makes a big old batch. Enough to freeze into multiple tubs to enjoy as a side dish or on it's own with rice as a great veggie curry. 

Check out the recipe here!

Slimming World - syn values
Completely free!
(Well, the ginger paste is 0.5 syns per teaspoon. But seeing as this is split over several portions, it's basically syn-free)



  1. Great post! I absolutely love Tarka Dhal. In fact, it is one of the only things I can actually make, haha. :)

  2. I love curry and this dhal looks amazing!

    Maria xxx


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