CREATIVE COOKING & RECIPES

HEALTHY EATING TIPS



If you are following a healthily lifestyle, you don't have to go without your curry fix, as our Curry Kits are suitable for the health conscious eaters


Here in the Curry with Love hub, we pride ourselves on creating a range of authentic Curry Kits that are healthy, yet do not compromise on taste


Our top tips on creating a healthy curry are to choose the tomato based Curry Kits to start


Use a healthy oil (such as coconut), or ditch the oil altogether and mix spice pack 1 (ground spices) with a little water to create a paste


Choose only lean cuts of meat, or alternatively stick to fish / prawns or vegetables


Watch your portion size...Don't overeat!



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CUT BACK ON THE CARBS



We all know that rice goes well with curry, but if you're cutting back on the carbs this year, don't despair


A great alternative is to use cauliflower...seriously!


Take a head of cauliflower (trimmed of it's leaves) grate it just like you would a block of cheese


Lightly oil a frying pan and over a low-med heat, fry the cauliflower rice to heat. Don't overcook it, it should still have a bite


You can always make Pilau 'Cauliflower' Rice by using one of our kits Pilau Rice



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We do have an awful lot of Customers that are following a Slimming World Diet (or similar)


These kits are totally adaptable to fit in with your healthy eating plan


Use either your spray oil or water to cook off your spices. Remember to keep the heat low so they don't burn


Our large range of tomato based curries can be made virtually SYN FREE


Just choose your meat / fish / veg additions carefully


If you do prefer coconut based curries, then use the low fat options available. I hear that the coconut yogurt works ok too


If you see that either salt or sugar has been used in any of our kits, it's never more than 1/4 teaspoon


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GIVE YOURSELF A COOKING CHALLENGE




Our Curry Kits are great to make if time is limited in your household


however I know that lots of you want to cook something a little more special from time to time


So here are a few ideas to take your tastebuds to foodie heaven


Use one of our Tandoori Mixes and follow the instructions to make perfect Tandoori Chicken


Then slice the chicken into strips and add to either a Tikka Masala, Bhuna or Madras Curry Kit


The double taste explosion is well worth the time and effort...trust me


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You can't beat the flavours of fresh garlic and chillies


So try this top idea for creating a beautiful finish to any of your curries


A few minutes before your curry is ready to serve, heat 1 tbsp of Coconut oil in a pan on a low heat


Once melted, add 2 sliced garlic cloves,


a finely sliced chilli, and the stalks of a bunch of fresh coriander


Once your garlic is golden (be careful not to burn it), pour the tempered oil over your chosen curry


sprinkle with a pinch of garam masala and a few slices of fresh red onion and serve immediately


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Use a more exciting cut of meat


Ditch the chicken and opt for a leg of pork, lamb shank or short rib of beef for something a bit special


The best way to cook these delicious meats, is to cook them slowly


Take spice pack 1 of any of our tomato based Curry Kits and mix the spices with a good slug of oil


(If using the Tikka Masla kit, add the yogurt at this stage too)


Rub the spicy oil all over the meat. You can make holes in the meat if you like, which means the flavours will go into the meat better


Cover and leave in the fridge for 12-24 hours


Place the meat in a slow cooker, with spice pack 2 and the tomatoes and water. Leave to cook for a few hours, until your meat is tender


Serve with a pile of Pilau rice


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VEGETABLE CURRY IDEAS



We constantly get asked what veggies to use in our Curry Kits, so here are a few ideas...


Sweet Potato, Green Bean and Spinach Curry with Love


Aubergine and Chickpea Jalfrezi


Cauliflower, Carrot and White Cabbage Balti


Potato, Pea and Aubergine Madras


Cauliflower, Pineapple and Chickpea Coconut Prawn Curry (minus the prawns!)


Butternut Squash, Potato and Pea Goan Curry



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HOW TO MAKE OUR COCONUT BASED CURRIES HEALTHIER



This is a question we are often asked. There are a couple of options available


The first is to use the lighter versions of coconut milk, that are available in most supermarkets


The second is to use low fat or non fat coconut yoghurt


Just bear in mind that using these products may make the curry a bit thinner, so simmer over a


low heat and reduce until the sauce has thickened



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MAKE A BEAUTIFUL MEAL FOR TWO FROM OUR SIDE DISH OF LENTILS WITH GARLIC AND CHILLI



Take 1 packet of our Lentils side dish and cook as per instructions


Serve with baked monkfish tails, slices of preserved lemons and yoghurt mixed with mint


You can substitute the monkfish for chicken, prawns or extra veg, such as spinach and aubergines



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MAKE A LAKSA FROM OUR CURRY WITH LOVE CURRY KIT



Take a look at our Blog, to see how to make a fantastically fragrant Laksa


Take one of our Curry with Love Curry Kits and a handful of store cupboard ingredients


See how easy it is by visiting Curry with Love's Blog



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