Celebrate curry week without breaking the bank with our top money-saving tips

YOU would be mad-ras to miss this spicy celebration. It is National Curry Week, so what better time is there to indulge in your favourite Indian dish?

You might be surprised to learn that we spend up to £340 a year on spicy meals, with an average of £9.41 per dish.

Celebrate curry week without breaking the bank with these money-saving tips
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Whether you are crazy for korma or love a ­vindaloo, here are some tips on how to cut the price of spice.

DIY: Making a curry from scratch is not costly if you know what you are looking for. At Tesco, get six chicken breasts currently on offer for £3.25, down from £3.80, and a Sharwood’s curry sauce for £1.85. Then add own-brand microwave pilau rice for 60p. That totals £5.70 for two — just £2.85pp.

Chef Miguel Barclay also has a delicious sweet potato katsu curry recipe that costs just £1 per serving. See his YouTube channel for more dishes costing a quid.
SAVING: £6.56 pp

DINE-OUT DEAL: To celebrate Curry Week, you can get 25 per cent off at selected restaurants nationwide. Check nationalcurryweek.co.uk for the nearest participating restaurant, download the voucher and take it along for a meal.
SAVING: 25 per cent

READY FOR LESS: If you have got to get dinner on the table fast, pop to Sainsbury’s to snap up one of its new premium Indian prepared meals. The Jackfruit Biryani costing £4 comes with spiced basmati rice in a tomato and yoghurt sauce with fried jackfruit, fried onions, roasted pumpkin seeds and red pepper flakes. You could also take advantage of Tesco’s Indian meal deal which offers two mains and two sides for £7.

SIDE DISH SAVVY: Ordering in? Skip pricey sides and make your own or shop around. A naan bread can cost around £1.50 each from your local curry house, but a four-pack of Garlic & Coriander Mini Naans are on sale at Morrisons for £1 (usually £1.70) until October 22. Poppadoms are 55p each at my local take away but it is 75p for eight at Aldi.

  • Prices correct at time of going to press. Deals and offers subject to availability.

Top swap

You can grab this John Lewis spice rack for £51.99

STAY spicy with this £51.99 spice rack from John Lewis, above. But to add some real fire to my dishes I also like the similar version from B&M for just £9.99, below.

SAVE: £42

Or save the cash and grab this one from B&M, just £9.99
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Shop & save

Asda are selling these Sensations Poppadoms for just £1 — you can save 85p

BAG a bargain at Asda with Walkers Sensations Poppadoms Mango & Chutney at £1. At Sainsbury’s they are £1.85.

SAVE: 85p

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Deal of the day

Just Eat have an offer you can’t refuse on, visit ‘topcashback’

NO time to dine out? Sign up to topcashback.co.uk and get up to £15 cashback on your order with Just Eat. Simply upload your receipt.

SAVE: £15

Cheap treat

Head to Tesco to grab yourself three bottles of Cobra for just a fiver

CURRY night is not the same without a refreshing pint of Cobra. Head to Tesco where you can bag three bottles for £5.

SAVE: £1

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SAVE: £2.50

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