Potato and mince curry (with a scorpion chilli!)


I decided to spice up a slightly bland curry recipe with half a dried Trinidad scorpion. The result was fiery!

Serves 2

  • 200g beef mince
  • 1/2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tbsp ginger, chopped
  • 1/2 Trinidad scorpion, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 1/2 tbsp korma curry powder
  • 250g new potatoes, halved
  • 50g spinach
  • 75ml yogurt
  • Naan bread to serve


Brown the mince in a pan and set aside. Add the oil and onion and cook for 5 minutes until the onion is soft.


Stir in the garlic, spices and curry powder. Cook for 1 minute and then add the mince, potatoes and 300ml water. Bring to the boil, cover and simmer for 30 minutes.


Season and then stir in the spinach. Cook for a further minute. Stir in the yogurt and serve with the naan bread.


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