Three one-pan recipes that minimise on washing up

If you’re looking for easy and filling meals that need only minimal washing up… you’re in the right spot.

In the budget-friendly column – in which we’ve teamed together with the Food Sorted Food to bring you simple, cheap, easy, and (most important) delicious recipes every month – we’ve compiled three dishes in one pan that are high in flavor while reducing the mess. They make the most of your pantry staples and keep your grocery list.


We disposed of 68,000 tons worth of delicious food during summer. Take that in for a few seconds.

The heat, overstocking spontaneity of social gatherings, and a lack of desire to cook are among the most common causes, according to a new study done by Boursin. The most commonly discarded food items comprised poor vegetables, watery pasta, and the wilted leaves of salad and bread that had been stale.

I wasn’t raised eating crab; however, I do enjoy the sweet taste, which isn’t available from alternative fish,” says former Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain.

“This natural sweetness is quite a wonder and it really does work well cooked with the slight crunch of the green beans and the simple spicing, making it a bhuna I cook time and time again.”



Oil, used for cooking

Three red chilies that have been dried

Four cloves of garlic finely cut into slices

400g cream tin made from soup with tomatoes

1 1/2 teaspoon salt

4 Tbsps brown sauce

4 tbsp art masala mix

Two red onions cut in quarters

Two red peppers, cut into large chunks

560g potato tin and halved

200g of cooked chicken

Fresh baby spinach 80g

Fresh coriander in a handful

Two spring onions thinly cut

For the most exquisite masala mixture:

28g cardamom pods

3g Bay leaves

34g fennel seeds

Cumin seed 100g, or ground cumin

Ground cinnamon 38g

Ground turmeric 100g

The powder of chilli is 44g.

200g curry powder


1. To create the perfect masala mix, you need the spice grinder. Many smoothie makers have milling blades that can be used to grind these whole spices.

Place the cardamom pods into the grinder with the husks and the rest. Inject them and blend until they are a fine powder. Then, pour it out into the bowl of a large size.

Then, put the bay leaves, cumin, and fennel seeds into the same machine and then blitz until you have a powder. If your device isn’t big enough, it is possible to grind each spice on its own; however, remember that when you rub your bay leaves, you must mix them in with the seeds of fennel. They require the sources to be moving in order to make a powder. Add the mixture to the bowl. Mix thoroughly, making certain to mix every time you add something since it is crucial to ensure that the mixture is thoroughly blended.

The cinnamon. I prefer using ground cinnamon since it’s easily accessible and can save you from crushing something quite difficult – why do we have to? Add it to the bowl and mix.

Chuck into some ground turmeric and mix it in. Mix in the chili powder, and mix. Then, you can mix in the curry powder and give it an even stir. Transfer the mixture into a jar or jars, and you’re all set to go!

2. Place a large non-stick frying pan or wok on a high flame and drizzle plenty of olive oil over the bottom. Add the dried red chilies and toast them in the oils until they start to grow. Reduce the temperature, then add the garlic, and toast until it becomes dark golden brown.

3. Pour the soup into the tin tomato soup’s cream, and add brown sauce, salt, and art masala. Cook until the soup gets thicker and reduced to half.

4. Include the red onion, red pepper, canned potatoes, and cooked chicken. Stir in the sauce over a very high temperature until everything is covered in the sauce and it falls into the bottom of the saucepan. Then, take the pan off the stove and add the spinach until it’s just softened.

5. Serve immediately, along with the coriander and spring onions sprinkled over.

Flapjacks made of milk fudge

The TV chef offers the oaty staple a cardamom twist

(Chris Terry/PA)

“This includes two of my favourite things and I have made their worlds collide,” says Hussain.

“Flapjack Sweet, sticky and oaty, topped by a spiced Indian milk Fudge. Why settle for one when you can make an inter-dimensional bridge?”

Makes: 12


For flapjacks:

250g of unsalted butter and an additional portion for greasing the Tin

180g golden syrup

180g of caster sugar

500g porridge oats

2 TSP almond extract

To make the milk Fudge:

60g of unsalted butter

200ml double cream

60g of caster sugar

Six cardamom pods

100ml of condensed milk

250g semi-skimmed, skimmed milk powder, which has been blitzed into the processor to eliminate any lumps

100g almond flakes of toasted almonds


1. The flapjack recipe starts by placing the golden syrup, butter, and caster sugar in the pan and heating the mixture until the butter melts and the sugar has dissolved. Switch off the stove.

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2. Preheat the oven to 160C and fan. Line and grease the sides and base of the 20cm square cake tin.

3. In the bowl, add the sugar mix and butter mixture, then mix in the almond extract. Stir until the mixture is well mixed. Pour the mixture into the prepared tin and press down the mixture, making sure you pat down to ensure that everything is packed.

4. Put it in the oven to bake for about 30 minutes. Once the flapjack is done, it’ll be golden on the edges and lighter in the middle. Remove it, let it cool completely, and then chill in the fridge to ensure that we have a sturdy foundation for our fudge to be able to rest on.

5. For the milk fudge recipe, mix the butter without salt, double cream, double cream, and caster sugar in the pan. Mix until the sugar is dissolved.

6. crush the cardamom pods. Take out the husks and grind the seeds. Add them to the sugar mix. Mix in, and then add semi-skimmed milk powder. Bring the mixture to a simmer at moderate heat, then continue to stir until the mixture becomes thick and falls away from the sides of the pot.

7. Pour the mix onto the flapjack, pressing into a uniform layer. Sprinkle the almond flakes and push them into.

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