We've all seen these ready made jars of curry cooking sauces in supermarkets which are amazing to have in the store cupboard and taste good. Asda in particular do one that is in my opinion excellent. Just think of it as it having done all the hard work for you and there's just a tiny bit more to do to make it extra, extra special.
So, have you ever fancied a curry that tastes as good as any from a takeaway, but really don't have time to mess about with toasting and grinding spices and buying the necessary bits and bobs involved?
Or maybe, you've never made a curry from scratch because you neither have the time or couldn't be bothered anyway with what seems like too much messing about?
If any of the above applies then this is the recipe for you!
Now of course you don't have to add the aubergine or indeed you can use it and add more veg to create a totally vegetarian curry.
To serve 2 you will need:
2 nice fat skinless chicken breast fillets - cubed
a glug of vegetable oil
1 jar of Asda Indian-style cooking sauce - I used Jalfrezi
1 onion - finely chopped
2 green chillies - deseeded and finely chopped
1 red pepper - deseeded and finely sliced
half an aubergine (eggplant) or two baby ones - cubed
Freshly chopped coriander to serve - if you fancy being fancy
How to do it:
Heat the vegetable oil up a nice big frying pan and add the onion, peppers and chillies. Cook over a medium heat stirring all the while so nothing burns.
Add the cubed chicken and cook for a couple of minutes, again stirring so it cooks evenly.
Now, the chicken isn't yet cooked through you need to add the jar of cooking sauce. Turn the heat down and cook until the chicken is nicely cooked though.
Top Tip: If you let the chicken bubble away it will become tough - so gently is the way to go and it also gets the flavour into the chicken. Just make sure it's piping hot before serving. You can garnish with chopped coriander if you fancy it.
In case anyone is wondering, this post is my own opinion I was not asked or paid by anyone including Asda to write it - just saying!