Fridge Bottom Curry with Heinz Five Beans

We are great lovers of Curry in The Mad House and even the boys love it too.  Mostly I make one from scratch and you can find my Nice Easy Basic Curry recipe over at Frugalicious Food, butI am not adverse to using curry powder  especially when I have less time and we have what has fondly become know as Fridge bottom curry.  I have to admit that the inspiration for this curry comes from Chris at Thinly Spread and is based on her Baked Bean Curry.

Fridge Bottom Curry with Heinz Five Beans
Recipe type: Main
Serves: 4
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
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  • 1 inch of ginger, grated
  • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed or chopped
  • 1 tin of Heinz Five Beans
  • ⅔ carrots, chopped
  • 500g of waxy potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 pint of veg stock, which I now make with marmite thanks to Chris
  • Curry powder to taste
  • Optional ingredients (and this is why it is called fridge bottom curry)
  • Any greens you have chopped
  • handful of frozen peas or soya beans
  • florets of cauliflower or broccoli
  • Any root veg, peeled and cubed
  1. Fry the onion in a tablespoon of oil ( do not allow to brown)
  2. Add the curry powder and gently heat until it releases its delicious smell
  3. Add the garlic, ginger, carrots and potato and any other root veg you are using and give it a good stir.
  4. Cover the vegetables with stock then cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
  5. Add any other veg you have either fresh or frozen.
  6. Cook for a further 10 mins with the lid on until the vegetables are tender.
  7. Add the Heinz five beans and cook for a further 5 mins at a low temperature, until the beans are heated through.
As we add potatoes to the curry, we often serve this without rice and with home made naan bread in bowls (

The one addition that I make to this for the children is that I serve it up with either natural yogurt of soured cream, so that they can make it milder if they need too.

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7 Responses

Ali | 09.20.12

This is a recipe after my own heart, I regularly use left over veg and add a tin of beans Heinz of course as they are gluten-free for me, then make curry or veggie chilli. Nice and easy and always tasty!!!

Gillian | 09.20.12

Yum, this sounds good. We love curry in this house too, although I do make it mild for the kids or else they complain of “tingly tounges” and let them add their own yogurt. Never thought of adding baked beans though, I will try that. x

oooh that looks good. We tried the 5 beans for the first time this week, and the kids loved them! Adding to a curry is a great idea. x

oooh that looks good. We tried the 5 beans for the first time this week, and the kids loved them! Adding to a curry is a great idea. x

PushchairDad | 09.20.12

Very timely, Just this morning I realised I hadn’t had curry in aaaages. I shall try this recipe with relish… not that relish… although maybe if I get some poppadums?

jordan shoes | 09.20.12

Great list, very interesting especially the one on the Manifesto which sparked something. Thanks for the good advices.

Spicers1976 | 09.20.12

I’m putting this recipe on my list to try, looks yummy

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