Curried mince

There are a few curry recipes in the book, I was quite surprised as didn’t think curry was quite so popular in 1948, but I think curries have actually been a part of British cuisine for much longer than I realised


2 onions chopped
1 apple, peeled and chopped
1tbsp curry powder
1tbsp plain flower
Half pint stock
tbsp chutney
2oz sultanas
1lb minced beef

Fry the onions and apple together till browned then transfer to a saucepan. Add the curry powder and flour to the frying pan and cook for 2-3 minutes, add the stock gradually and cook for a further 1-2 minutes. Then add the sultanas and chutney, I used mango chutney. Transfer this mix into the saucepan and cook for 20-30 minutes. Brown the mince in the frying pan then add this to the saucepan and cook for further 15 minutes.

It’s Saturday night and fancied trying a curry recipe, had an assistant for this one, Stephen helped with the prep! Never made a curry like this before with apple and making the sauce in this way with the flour. House was smelling pretty awesome as it was cooking. Visually it’s not the prettiest curry. We just had it with boiled rice, the book gives further accompaniment suggestions such as gherkins, melon and bananas!! Can’t quite imagine how a banana goes with a curry, didn’t try it this time but maybe next time…

Taste wise this was delicious, another fab dinner. It was quite sweet but that was to be expected with the apple, sultanas and chutney. It did need a bit more heat, maybe more curry powder or perhaps some chillies through it. It was extremely moreish, think our plates were scraped clean within a few minutes! Didn’t serve this to Abigail but would definitely reconsider, think it is pretty child friendly due to the mildness and sweetness.

Would I make this again? Yes, definitely


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