Ella’s food solution for… Guilt-free comfort food

Healthy chicken curry
Healthy chicken curry

A curry is often something people think of as unhealthy but this is only because they associate it with their local take-away where salt and fat are very prominent ingredients. This healthy recipe will allow you to enjoy a truly delicious curry for whenever you want comfort and warmth. The first time I made this I couldn’t believe how easy it was!

Firstly, you must heat the oil for your onion, garlic, chilli and ginger (I buy the dry powder rather than fresh – lasts so long and can be added to all sorts). You can vary these amounts depending on flavour and number but if unsure, 1 of each will be fine to make 2 portions. Then add 4-5 teaspoons of a curry paste of your choice. I did this one using rogan josh which tasted great with chicken too – a great source of lean protein. Once you have added the chicken and let cook through, add 100ml of chicken stock, 4 tablespoons of half-fat crème fraîche, 1 teaspoon of tomato purée and black pepper. Then stir in green beans and cover for 10-15 minutes to cook. After that, stir in a handful of chopped almonds which are bursting with nutrients; potassium, magnesium and monounsaturated fats. Nuts really are a superfood which will keep you feeling fuller for longer.

So next time, instead of getting a takeaway, enjoy the satisfaction of having made this mighty meal yourself. You will reap the benefits through saving money, maintaining your health and eating a high-quality, delicious meal. And again, remember to make extra which you can freeze and get out whenever you next want your inviting curry!

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3 Comments on “Ella’s food solution for… Guilt-free comfort food

  1. Another winner – you must make this when you get home. The picture is lovely too – I’m guessing you used brown rice from the appearance – you don’t say. Looking forward to next week’s post – how about a solution for me – I’ve eaten out (or at least at someone else’s house) three nights, what should I eat on the fourth? I want a mighty meal full of comfort and warmth too! Love you loads my clever girl Mum xx

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    • I certainly will. I actually used a pack of uncle Ben’s rice as it was on offer down from £1.65 to £1! Great to stock up on when they’re on offer as they’re so easy and flavourful – I used peshwari rice which I really love. I will keep that in mind for my next post… Thank you xx

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  2. This looks so gorg Ella, thanks for sharing!! Definitely going to have to impress someone, or maybe just myself, with this recipe. Can’t wait to see you tomoz dude xxx

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