So it’s Friday night, are you reaching for the takeaway menu??….Well over here as per the weekly planner we are having a good old burger! A burger with a slight Indian twist….Perfect Fakeaway food!
So this recipe is slightly different to the norm!…It’s different because this week Sainsbury’s have asked me to come up with a recipe inspired by the nations favourite takeaway food using products which they have recently dropped the prices on. I do all my weekly shops at Sainsbury’s as I’m sure you all know by now so when they asked me to come up with a recipe to promote this range I literally jumped at the chance…well that was after I fell off my chair!! To say I was slightly blown away when they approached me would be an understatement to say the least!!
Now my weekly shop is admittedly slightly higher than the average…(shhhh!) Do you guys know how much you spend on your weekly shop? The average family weekly shop is £62.88 but with Sainsbury’s new Price Drop it means this weekly average reduces to £57.93. If I can get my weekly shops down to that I would be very happy! Where do fit in with the average? Higher or lower?? Either way i’m sure you’ll benefit from this new Price Drop!
Basically Sainsbury’s have dropped prices on tons of products, over 900 in fact and not just food but also toiletries and pet food etc but most importantly things I would usually buy too, branded and non branded items including fish, fresh veg, meat and even alcohol! Well it is Friday night!! Which means hopefully my weekly shop bill will also come down! All the ingredients here are quality ingredients which I regularly put into my weekly shopping basket so it’s fab news for me!…and hopefully you too!
So Sainsbury’s asked me to come up with a Fakeaway meal inspired by the nations favourite takeaway meals using some of these products. It means that you can now spend way less than you usually would if you grabbed yourself a takeway and hopefully you’ll be equally as satisfied with the result!…So what did I come up with? Well I’ve combined an Indian with a burger!!..so i bring you my curried chicken burger which I really hope you’ll try and love! Alfie had two of these!!
So on with the recipe and how to make these burgers!…to start with I’m using chicken thighs as I think thigh meat is much tastier but you can of course use chicken breast if you prefer (which is also in the list of products which have been reduced!!)
I’m also going to sneak in some veggies into this burger so that even if the kids have this burger plain they’ll still be getting the veggies in! So grated courgettes and spinach it is! Alfie doesn’t usually touch courgettes or spinach but he ate these all up – it’s definitely worth grating veg into things where you can its a fab way of getting a little more veg in!
So here are the ingredients I’m using plus 1 tbsp flour which isn’t in the pic! This just helps to firm the mixture up a little bit as it is quite a wet mixture – a good one though!!
So to start grate your courgette and then sprinkle with a little salt and place in a sieve over a bowl – this will allow the moisture to come out..once you’ve done that you’re ready to go…so grab yourself a food processor and pop your sourdough bread in…and then whizz until you have breadcrumbs
Next add an onion and 2 cloves of garlic…,
Whizz this up and then add: your curry paste, mango chutney, handful of fresh coriander, salt and pepper and of course your chicken thighs…and then finally add your courgettes and your thawed spinach making sure you’ve squeezed out as much of the moisture as possible! SQUEEZE!!!!! Then whizz!!
Until you have something which looks like this – add 1 tbsp flour and whizz again then you’re ready to roll this into burgers!!
TOP TIP! Make sure you WET YOUR HANDS before taking a handful of the mixture, this will enable you to form the mixture into burgers much more easily! It’s a wet mixture but wet hands will help believe it or not!!!
So with your wet hands grab yourself a handful of the mixture and form into a burger/patties and place on a lined baking tray…
Repeat the process for the remainder of the mixture and then if you have time pop in the fridge for half an hour to firm up.
When you’re ready to cook simply heat a little oil in a large frying pan and fry for a few minutes on either side until browned and cooked through.
Now it’s time to dress the burger. So add some fresh coriander, (My kids passed on this bit!!) some ribboned cucumber, yogurt and a dollop of mango chutney before wrapping it all up in a tortilla! My kids aren’t great with burger buns…I think they’re too big for their little mouths so tortilla wraps are usually more of a hit!
So yes, like all my recipes this is super simple, very little prep, full of flavour and one which will hopefully hit the spot for the entire family…a healthier and better value meal all round!
Just to recap then…..here’s what you’ll need:
- 6 Chicken Thigh Fillets
- 2 Garlic Clove
- Small handful Baby Whole Leaf Spinach – thawed
- 2 tbsp Tikka Paste
- 1/2 Courgette – grated with liquid squeezed out.
- Plain Flour Tortillas
- Organic low fat natural yogurt
- 1 tbsp Plain Flour
- 1 tbsp Mango Chutney
- 1/2 Cucumber – peeled into ribbons
- Homemade Sourdough breadcrumbs
- Fresh Coriander
….and here’s what you need to do:
- Start by lining a baking tray with greaseproof paper and then leave aside.
- Now grate your courgette, place into a sieve with a little salt and leave over a bowl while you prep the rest.
- Next grab yourself a food processor and pop a thick slice of sourdough into your processor. Pulse until you have breadcrumbs.
- Now add 2 garlic cloves and 1 onion and whizz again.
- Next in goes the following: Chicken thighs, handful of fresh coriander, 1 tbsp mango chutney, 2 tbsp korma curry paste and season.
- Now add your grated courgette and spinach making sure you squeeze out as much of the liquid as you can.
- Add this into the food processor and whizz it all up until combined
- Finally add 1 tbsp flour and again whizz until combined.
- Once combined wet your hands and then take a handful of the mixture and form into a burger/pattie and place onto your lined baking tray.
- Repeat the process for the remainder of the mixture.
- If you have time pop these into the fridge to firm up for half an hour or so.
- When you’re ready to cook simply fry in a large frying pan with a little oil and cook until browned on both sides and cooked through. The meat should be hot in the middle.
- Now it’s time to dress the burger and wrap it into a large tortilla. So grab yourself a tortilla wrap, place the burger in the centre, add some ribboned cucumber, a dollop of yogurt, a dollop of mango chutney and some fresh coriander. Wrap it all up and enjoy!
Really hope you like this one. As always please let me know if you try it…you can find all the ingredients on the Sainsbury’s website and as always I’ll also update the shopping list on my weekly planner for you too!
Have a fab weekend! xx