3 Course Meal On a Budget | Under 4$

3 Course Meal On a Budget | Under 4$

2022-02-12
4 Stars (10 Voters)
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3 Course Meal On a Budget – 3 A three-course meal that includes an appetizer, main course and dessert, the whole meal is suitable for a family of 5 people and all this for a total cost of up to 20$ (4$ per person) and probably even less. Whether you are a student looking to make cheap but delicious meals, or you are trying to save some money on expensive and unnecessary meals, these delicious recipes are designed especially for you!
DIFFICULTY
Easy
YIELDS
5
PREP TIME
1 Hour
WORK TIME
1 Hour
RECIPE CUISINE
World
INGREDIENTS

    Strater: Roasted Cauliflower Clorets:

    • 1 head cauliflower
    • 3 tablespoons Olive oil
    • Salt to taste
    • Black pepper to taste
    • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic powder
    • ½ teaspoon Paprika
    • 1 teaspoon Oregano

    Main Course: Chicken Curry

    • 900g (2 pounds) chicken breast, cut into cubes
    • 2 onions
    • 3 garlic cloves
    • 1 tablespoon grated ginger
    • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 2 tablespoon curry powder
    • 1.5 teaspoons salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
    • 4 large tomatoes, chopped
    • 1 can (400g/14oz) coconut cream/milk
    • 3/4 (180ml) water
    • ½ teaspoon garam masala (optional)

    Dessert: Apple Semolina Cake

    • 1 cup (125g) Flour
    • 1 cup (170g) semolina
    • 3/4 cup + 2 Tbsp. (175g) Sugar
    • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 2 tablespoons (30g) butter, melted
    • 3/4 cup (180ml) Milk
    • 6 apples
    • 2-3 tablespoons Lemon juice
DIRECTIONS

Starter: Roasted cauliflower florets:

1. Preheat oven to 430F (220C).

2. Cut 1 head of cauliflower into small-medium florets.

3. Place in a large bowl. Add olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika, oregano. Stir to coat.

4. Place on a baking try lined with parchment paper. Spay with cooking oil.

5. Bake for 20 minutes, until golden brown.

Main Course: Chicken Curry

1. In a large pan heat oil. Add chopped onions and sauté until golden, over medium-low heat. stir occasionally.

2. When onions are golden add grated garlic and ginger. Stir and cook for 2 minutes. Add chopped tomatoes and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft. Add curry powder and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Add chicken breast, season with salt and pepper, cook for 5 minutes, until golden. Cover the pan and cook for 2-3 minutes more. Add water, cover and cook 10 minutes.

3. Add coconut milk/cream, season with garam masala and salt, stir, and cook until lightly thickens.

4. Serve with naan bread or rice. 

Dessert: Apple Semolina Cake

  1. Preheat oven to 350F (175C). Grease 8-inch (20cm) round cake pan with butter, line bottom and sides with parchment paper. Grease the parchment as well.
  2. In a large bowl mix flour, semolina, sugar, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  3. Peel the apples, grate and transfer to a bowl. Add lemon juice and stir. Set aside.
  4. Spread 1/4 of the flour mixture over the bottom of the pan, then spread 1/3 of the grated apples. Repeat this process with the reaming flour mixture and grated apples. In total: 4 flour layer and 3 apple layers.
  5. In a small bowl mix milk and melted butter. Pour milk mixture over the cake and pierce with a fork so the milk mixture will pass through the layers.
  6. Bake for 40-45 minutes. Let cool before slicing.

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