Having the most frugal grocery budget in the world isn’t going to help you any if you can’t put together at least a few healthy, tasty, and cheap eats! Every few weeks, The Outlier Model features a cheap recipe idea, along with the cost breakdown.
Brian and I often have a lot of projects and commitments on the go, so one of the things we like to do each week is to make a large batch meal that can provide several lunches and dinners. A curry is a great option because not only does it make lots of servings, but you can also make it in the slow cooker. Often, I just assemble it in the morning and leave it cooking while I’m at work. I like this basic chicken curry recipe because it’s simple and lends itself well to personal modification.
Dump all of your ingredients into the slow cooker, mix well, and cook on low for 6 hours or high for 3-4 hours.
If you like your cauliflower a bit firmer, wait until 2 hours BEFORE you’re ready to serve (45 min to 1 hour if cooking on high), then add the cauliflower to the slow cooker. Personally, I like things mushy in a curry.
Serve with steamed rice and cilantro garnish (if desired). Yum!
Cost per serving: $0.85
Frugal hack: Leave out the chicken. This recipe is great as a vegetarian recipe because you already have a lot of protein from the chickpeas.