There’s nothing quite like a good curry. My favourite curry is a recipe from the Sirtfood Diet.
The Sirtfood diet – I still dislike the word diet but there is potential for rapid short-term weight loss on this plan. The 10 Sirt foods are red wine, dark chocolate, green tea, capers, citrus fruits, but also apples and blueberries. Parsley, turmeric and kale. The plan involves calorie control – 1000 the first three days, then upping this to 1500 – and consuming a set numbers of green juices and Sirtfood-rich meals. But in the long-term the goal is simply to eat as many Sirtfoods as possible. As well as helping you feel energised, the sirtuin activators can help regulate your metabolism, increase muscle and burn fat, according to the authors of the plan Goggins and Matten.
Back to the curry feast
Starter: Baked onion bhajis and poppadums. Serve with mango chutney, yoghurt and lime pickle.
These bhajis are so easy to make, light on the inside, nicely crispy on the outside and totally delicious!
- 4 onions
- 1 tbsp. rapeseed oil
- 1 tsp turmeric
- 1 tsp chilli powder
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 1 tsp ground coriander
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tablespoon tomato puree
- 100g chickpea flour /gram flour
- Peel and finely slice the onions then fry slowly in the oil until soft and golden brown.
- Stir in spices, add the tomato puree and mix well
- pour into a bowl and add the chickpea flour, mixing well
- add 2-3 tablespoons of water to moisten the mix
- roll into balls and place on baking trays- flatten with the back of a spoon
- cook in the oven at 180C for around 30 mins
These poppadums need just 30 seconds in the microwave!