CHARITY CURRY NIGHT 2
Last Saturday night was the second of mine and my friend Juliet’s ‘Charity Curry Nights’. The format is simple; people book in advance, I cook up a load of curry, people turn up on the night, pay, eat said curry, and we donate the proceeds to charity. I’m loving it, although cooking curry for 25 people might sound like some of your worst nightmares, for me it’s extremely therapeutic, a chance to ignore my bleeping mobile phone with its Twitter notifications and emails and reminders and events and everything else, and just roll my sleeves up and cook.
This month’s curry night was in aid of both my former food bank in Southend, and refugees in Syria. 25 people turned up, and tucked in, and along with Jim and Juliet’s in-house bar selling quite lethal cocktails, we raised a whopping £315.
I cooked the following dishes (those not written on my blog yet will be added later this week and the links added in, so keep your eyes peeled. There seriously aren’t enough hours in my day at the moment!):
‘Sainsburys advert curry’ with added mushrooms – recipe here: http://inspiration.sainsburys-live-well-for-less.co.uk/recipes/jack-monroes-thai-chicken-curry/
Chickpea and peach curry with chicken – adapted from my Jardaloo Ma Murghi recipe here: http://agirlcalledjack.com/2013/04/09/jardaloo-ma-murghi-curry-with-apricots-22p/
Fish korma – recipe here: http://agirlcalledjack.com/2013/12/05/fish-korma-72p-recipes-from-charity-curry-night/
Fish tagine, based on my chicken and mandarin tagine – recipe here: http://agirlcalledjack.com/2013/08/19/spiced-chicken-and-mandarin-tagine-64p/
Spinach and lentil daal – recipe here: http://agirlcalledjack.com/2013/10/03/lentil-and-spinach-daal-66p/
Red lentil and pepper jalfrezi – recipe coming soon!
Cauliflower, green bean and pea passanda – recipe coming soon!
Slow cooker baba ghanoush – recipe coming soon!
Pilau rice – recipe coming soon!
The next one is in March, so if you’re local to Southend, keep your eyes peeled on the Facebook page www.facebook.com/agirlcalledjack or ping me an email on email@example.com for details.
If you want to organise your own charity curry night, please drop me a line and tell me about it! I know a few people did after the first one in December, and it’s seriously exciting to think that in little pockets of the world people are cooking up a storm and sharing great grub with their mates, to raise money for good causes. So I want to know about it!
Jack. Twitter: @MsJackMonroe
Categories: Fundraising, Campaigns & Charity