Nice n Spicy Curry student recipe

A very simple nice n spicy student curry recipe using any meat, fish or even veg.

Chicken is used here but you could make it a veggie curry with vegetables such as cauliflower, sugar snap peas or sweet potato…experiment and make it your own

This recipe takes 30 minutes and comfortably feeds about 4 people (depending on how much meat you use), it can be portioned and frozen once it has cooled.


To make 1 serving

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 Packet of chopped fresh tomatoes
  • A splash of any oil
  • Finely sliced fresh chilies
  • 1 finely diced onion
  • Half a teaspoon of ground black pepper
  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely diced
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 heaped teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 2 teaspoons grated ginger (try to use fresh but you can use ground if you can't get it)
  • 500 ml of water
  • 4 tablespoons natural yogurt (optional)

How to make a Nice n Spicy Curry:

  1. Fry off the onions in a splash of oil for a couple of minutes then add the ginger, garlic and chilies, don’t let it burn
  2. When the onions are soft add any hard veg (is using)
  3. Thrown in all of the ground spices and stir, don’t let the spices stick to the pan or they will burn, if they start to stick add a splash of water
  4. Add all of the chopped tomatoes, when they hit the heat they will start to release their juice
  5. Once the tomatoes have started to soften add your water, it will look really watery now but it will thicken
  6. Add your meat (if using) you can use leftover meat for this recipe
  7. Let the curry simmer until the meat is cooked and it has reached the desired thickness, if it looks too dry add a little more water
  8. If you are using natural yogurt add it now, this will help to thicken the curry slightly and give it a slightly creamier taste
  9. Cook for another 5 – 10 minutes
  10. Serve with poppadoms, naan and rice