Introduction: Simple College Curry
As a lazy and poor college student, I have 4 main requirements for a good recipe: cheap, easy, fast, and tasty. This simple curry fulfills all my requirements, and is far more filling than a salad or stir fry. Furthermore, it is incredibly easy to cook in bulk, so I always have leftovers to bring for lunch the next day!
Warning: this is not curry made from scratch! I use store bought curry paste and add it into my ingredients - making real curry is delicious, but requires far more time, effort, and spices than I have at my disposal :)
Step 1: Ingredients
- 2 chicken breasts
- 1 large carrot
- 2 baking potatoes
- 1/2 onion
- 1/4 pack GLICO curry
- 1 cup water
Step 2: Prepare Your Ingredients!
The actual process of cooking the dish is quite simple, but because of the amount of the large ingredients that need to be cut up, preparation is actually quite a bit of work depending on the quantity of curry that you're making. I always make enough for about 4 meals, so it takes me a couple minutes to cut up each of the ingredients.
- Cut up the chicken, potatoes and carrot into smaller bite sized chunks - around a 1 inch cube is good
- Chop the onion into thin slices
NOTES: You'll want to keep the potatoes and carrots the same size so that they will cook at around the same time. Don't make the chunks too large, or they will take too long to cook!
Step 3: Start Cooking
- Heat a pan on high with a couple tablespoons of cooking oil
- Add in the onions and wait 3-4 min for the onions to caramelize
- Add in all the other vegetables and meats
TIP: If you are scared about under-cooking your meat, you can always add in the meat first, and cook it separately with the onions for a couple extra minutes - just make sure that you don't overdo it (over cooked meat doesn't taste the best)
Step 4: Simmer
- After ~5 minutes of stir frying the vegetables/meat, add in 1 cup of water
- Wait for the water to boil, turn the heat down to medium, and simmer until the majority of the water has evaporated (by this time, the meat and vegetables should be fully cooked)
- Add in the GLICO curry and stir to melt the paste onto the chicken and vegetables, giving them a delicious curry taste
- Serve over rice and Enjoy!
TIP: If the curry is too dry, you can always add in a bit more water!