An easy way to curry favour with family and friends!

If you were listening to Girls Around Town this morning, you’ll have heard Amanda Whitehead sharing her Easy Chicken Curry recipe…

Want to give it a go yourself but didn’t manage to jot down the details?

No problem – here they are, ready for you to download so you can put it on the menu next time you want to curry favour with your family and friends!

Easy Chicken Curry

  • Servings: Serves 4
  • Difficulty: Easy
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      3 tbs coconut oil
      2 medium onions, peeled and sliced
      2 green chillies, seeded and chopped (optional)
      3 cloves garlic, crushed and chopped
      3-4 chicken breasts, skinned and chopped into bite sized pieces
      ½ tsp sea salt
      ½ tsp turmeric
      1 tsp ground cumin seeds
      ½ tsp ground coriander seeds
      2 tbs tomato puree
      ½ tsp garam masala


    1. Heat the oil in a heavy-based frying pan, then fry the onion, chilli and garlic for a few minutes, add chicken pieces and continue to fry for about 5 minutes.
    2. When the mixture begins to brown add salt, turmeric, cumin and coriander to the chicken mixture.
    3. Stir well and continue to fry.
    4. Add the tomato puree and garam masala.
    5. If you like you could add some other vegetables to the chicken.
    6. This recipe feeds 4 people so you can cut down on ingredients or have left-overs the next day.

Emma’s Shrove Tuesday treat

Here it is, as promised on Girls Around Town this morning – Emma Porter’s recipe for her simple Savoury Pancakes for you to enjoy on Shrove Tuesday

A few minutes to prepare the ingredients, a few more to cook each pancake and they’re good to go – and just as good to eat!!

Savoury Pancakes

  • Servings: Makes 2 large or 4 small pancakes
  • Difficulty: Easy
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      1 cup of plain flour
      1 cup of milk
      1 egg
      1 onion, chopped
      1 clove of garlic, chopped
      3 tbsp of butter for cooking
      100g (4oz) of grated cheese


    1. Begin by making the batter for the pancakes by mixing together the flour, milk and egg until smooth, then set to one side.
    2. Using a small frying pan, sauté the onion and garlic in 1 tbsp of butter until soft, then set to one side in a bowl.
    3. Using the same frying pan, add 1 tbsp of butter and melt before pouring in some of the batter mix.
    4. Cook until the batter begins to solidify on top – flip it over and continue cooking for another minute or two until golden brown
    5. Slide the pancake onto a plate and add some of the garlic and onion before adding 2 tbsp of grated cheese.
    6. Fold the pancake in half and return it to the pan for another minute or two to melt the cheese.
    7. Repeat until you have used all the batter.

Food for thought

It’s one of people’s most basic needs and, for many of them, perhaps one of their biggest worries…

Not least among them author Emma Porter, this week’s guest on Girls Around Town, who’s seen and experienced first hand just how debilitating anxiety about not having enough to eat can become.

Inspired by her passion for food security, in her recently-published book Reclaiming Food she sets out to demonstrate that eating well doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg, although you do have to forego convenience, change some of your shopping habits and look at different ways of sourcing your food.

And while many folk view cooking as beyond their skillset, in the book she sets out to demonstrate that it simply isn’t!

Joining June in the studio from just after 11am on Sunday, Emma – whose books are published under the nom de plume Emma Kathryn – will be explaining how easy it is to reclaim your food security by cooking simple but satisfying meals from scratch using fresh produce and raw ingredients.

She’ll also be sharing one of the recipes from her book, which covers everything from soups, snacks and sweet treats to bread, biscuits and bubble and squeak…

With Shrove Tuesday not too far away, it’s a particularly appropriate choice but you’ll have to tune in to 107.8FM or listen on the apps or online this weekend to get the full details in plenty of time to give it a go yourself!

A uniquely useful and simple guide to something many of us have forgotten we can do for ourselves: cooking