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Masala Mash

Masala Mash recipe, eat well on universal credit

4 Potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 Tbsp of Margarine
1 Tsp of Cumin Seeds
1 Small Onion, finely diced
½ Tsp of Turmeric
½ Tsp of Chilli Powder
A thumbnail piece of Ginger, grated
Salt & Pepper
A handful of Coriander leaves, chopped
A dish of Milk


(1) Boil the Potatoes in Salted water and the mash.
(2) In a frying Pan add the Margarine, Cumin Seeds and stir until fragrant.
(3) Add the Onion, Ginger, Chilli Powder and Turmeric and cook until the Onion has softened.
(4) Add the mashed Potatoes and stir in.
(5) Add a dash of Milk and stir through.
(6) Add the Coriander, Salt and Pepper and stir in.

A really tasty side with great colour for an Indian dish.

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Fiji Style Spicy Chicken Chopsuey recipe
We had (Yet again!) ½ a cooked Chicken spare! Even a very small Chicken goes a long way.
So round the World for £4 or less took us to Fiji last night!
500g Cooked Chicken, cubed
1 clove of Garlic, minced
1 Red Chilli,  Sliced
1 Onion, finely Sliced 
1 Carrot, sliced
1 Red Bell Pepper, slices
Cabbage, shredded
Oil to fry
Oyster Sauce
1 Inch of fresh Ginger, grated
1 tbsp (Gluten Free) Soy Sauce
1 tbsp (Gluten Free) Worcestershire Sauce
Salt & Pepper to season
Marinade the Chicken with the Ginger, Garlic, Oyster Sauce, Soy Sauce and Worcestershire Sauce for 30 minutes.
Fry ½ of the Onions and ½ of the Bell Pepper ans sauté for a minute.
Add the Chicken.
Add Salt & Pepper and sauté for a further 5 minutes.
Add the remaining Peppers, Onions and Carrots and after 5 minutes add the remaining sauce.
Sauté for another minute.
Add the Cabbage and stir well, turning up the heat slightly.
Cover and lower the heat to steam for 2 minutes.
We served ours on a bed of Rice Noodles with Onion Bhajis

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