As a student, the urge to treat yourself to a tasty takeaway or cheeky Nandos from time to time can be overwhelming. However, many of the dishes we love so much are actually much simpler to make than you might first assume…

Today I’ll be guiding you through everything you’ll need to make your own Katsu Curry – near identical to the one you’d get at Wagamamas. This recipe serves two and will cost around £3.50 each! That’s less than half the price of one portion at Wagas. All ingredients can be found at Sainsburys.

Don’t worry if you’re a novice when it comes to cooking, as I will try my best to cover literally everything you need to do.  And don’t forget, these are just guidelines – you may wish to add more chicken or vegetables to the equation.

You’ll Need (Serves 2):

  1. Preheat the oven to the temperature given on the back of the Breaded Chicken Fillet packaging (approx. 200°). Once ready, put the fillets in on a baking tray (cover with foil first if you don’t want to have to clean this later).
  2. Peel the onion and try not to cry. After, chop it into thin pieces.
  3. Pour about 1 tablespoon of oil into a large pan and begin to heat it on the hob.
  4. Place the onions in  and allow to lightly brown (approx. 3 minutes).
  5. Add 620ml of boiled water and begin to mix in the Golden Curry Mixture – you’ll want to use all five blocks. Turn the heat down a bit and make sure to keep stirring this every so often.
  6. When your chicken has around 10 minutes left to cook, place 1 cup of rice in a saucepan and cover with 2 cups/ 235ml of boiled water and heat this on the hob.
  7. After 10 minutes, check the rice is cooked. You can do this by cutting open a piece and making sure the inside has no brighter white bits in the middle. Drain any excess water with a colander.
  8. Assuming your sauce has thickened up nicely, it is now ready to serve!

To get a really authentic Wagamamas look you’ll want to put the rice in the centre of the dish and have the breaded fillets cut into slices and placed symmetrically either side. Garnish it with some salad at one end and drizzle with the sauce to complete.

If you enjoyed making and devouring this dish, many more cheap student recipes can be found online with the click of a button. What dish will you tackle next?

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