Ready Made Curry with Sambals

You know when you wear a dress you found on sale and just glam it up with a good pair of heels and some accessories and then everyone says you look like a million bucks… well this is kind of the same thing. Buy a ready made curry, “dress” it up and pretend you spent the whole day in the kitchen.

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Serves 1


  •  1 ready made curry to serve 1 (with rice, heated according to instructions)

 For the salsa

  •  ¼ punnet Rosa tomatoes, quartered

  • 5ml coriander, finely chopped

  • 1 baby spring onions

  • 1/8 red onion, finely chopped

  • 1/2 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped

  • 5ml olive oil

  • 15ml lemon juice

 For the raita

  • 75ml yogurt

  • 25ml tangy mayonnaise

  • ¼ cucumber,quartered length ways and finely sliced

  • 1 clove garlic, crushed (use more if you like garlic)

  • 5g mint, chopped

  • Salt and pepper

Poppadoms, rotis, naan breads (optional)



  1. Mix the salsa ingredients and season with salt and pepper.

  2. Mix the yogurt, mayo, cucumber and garlic together. Season well with salt and pepper. Add the mint just before eating.

  3. Serve the heated curry and rice with the sambals and if you like - poppadoms, rotis or naan bread.

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