Recipe Review | Simply Cook – Goan Curry

It’s been a while since I posted a recipe, and I have to share this one with you! I was doing my shopping in a local supermarket, and was just nosing around the pasta aisle looking for nothing in particular when I stumbled across Simply Cook.

Simply Cook is a range of cooking kits, which provide you with certain ingredients, and a recipe to follow. You know me, I love a good recipe to follow. There were a few on offer, but there was a curry option so I had to try this out for my weekly “fake-away”. The kit is gluten free, and all the ingredients required were PCOS friendly, apart from the white rice, but you can swap for brown rice. They just didn’t have any in my local supermarket this time.

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So, the point of Simply Cook is each recipe requires four-six fresh ingredients, and has no more than three steps to making the recipe on the card, simple… right?

Well I thought, if anyone can mess up this recipe, it would be me. So I tried it out. This particular recipe required six ingredients:

  • 1 onion
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 250g of cod or chicken fillet
  • 200ml Light coconut milk
  • Rice to serve

I’m not a really big fan of fish curries so I went with the chicken option.

The first thing you have to do is cook the rice. Now, I’m a big believer in no waste, so instead of cooking the rice with water, I used the remainder of the coconut milk and mixed in some kidney beans to make rice and peas. I know, I’m mixing two cultures here, but oh my god, I’m telling you its amazing. Try it. I dare you.

200ml of lighter coconut milk, 120g rice and a can of kidney beans including liquid

Then, you start cooking the curry in the same way most curries start, frying your onions and tomatoes. Fry them for about three minutes and then add the Goan Paste (included in your cooking kit) and continue frying for another 2 minutes.

At this point you will need to add your chicken if that’s the meat you chose and cook for four-five minutes.

Then add your 200ml of cocnut milk and the coconut paste (from the kit) into the pan and bring the boil. Reduce the heat and cook for 5-7 minutes or until it starts to thicken.

Add the spice blend (from the kit) and stir. If you chose fish, now is the time to put that in. Then, leave it to simmer gently for five minutes or until everything is cooked through.

Serve it with the rice you cooked previously.

And there you have it. A curry cooked in less than 30 minutes and with three steps. You thought it couldn’t be done, I thought it couldn’t be done. Simply Cook knew better.

Not only was it easy to follow and make, it tasted so nice. I definitely will be purchasing another Simply Cook kit.

Simpy Cook Goan Curry

  • Servings: 3-4
  • Difficulty: super easy
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A tomato and coconut curry, from pot to table in less than thirty minutes.


Credit: simplycook.com

Ingredients

  • Goan Curry SimplyCook Cooking Kit
  • 1 Onion (finely chopped)
  • 2 Tomatoes (finely chopped)
  • 250g of white fish or chicken breast (in chunks)
  • 200ml lighter coconut milk

Directions

  1. Cook rice.
  2. Fry onion and tomatoes for 3 minutes, add the Goan Paste from cooking kit, and cook for 2 minutes. If you’re using chicken, add to pan and cook for 4-5 minutes.
  3. Add the coconut milk and coconut paste (from kit) to the pan and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 5-7 minutes. Stir in the spice blend (from kit). If you’re using fish, add the cod pieces. Simmer for a further 5 minutes until everything is cooked through.
  4. Serve!


Have you tried any cooking kits? What did you think of them? Leave a comment below and let me know.

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