A Vegetable Curry For 26p Per Portion

For our Friday Food feature, a 26p curry from Southend Blogger Jack Monroe:

Last night I fancied a curry, a nice hot curry to warm the very cockles of my draughty flat, but like so many evenings of the dreaded ?cooking for one?, I just couldn?t decide what curry to have. I opened the fridge, glowered at a bunch of onions and a handful of mushrooms, and took to Twitter with a poll. It?s my new favourite way of, to coin a phrase, Making Your Mind Up. (I challenge you, Brits of a certain age, to not take that on as an earworm now. I make no apologies.)

The poll returned me a mushroom rogan josh over a korma or vindaloo, and I set about making it. Recipes online vary wildly, from the eyebrow-raising ?take a jar of madras paste? on the BBC Good Food website, to paprika, to Jamie Oliver?s cloves and allsorts. I picked all the bits I liked from about seven different recipes, made it vegan, adjusted it to taste as I went along, and when done, carried the pan to bed and devoured the lot.

Here?s my mushroom rogan josh, so delicious that I had it cold for breakfast this morning…

Full recipe here.