Four Tins, Eight dishes

Four Tins, Eight dishes

It seems like a lifetime ago that I was on holiday, but in reality I only went back to work on Tuesday. This week has been exceptionally busy with my students doing their practical exams on Tuesday and Wednesday morning and the rest of the first years from Wednesday – Friday afternoon. This means that I have essentially helped to mark approximately 100 plates!

So when I say I am really glad it’s the weekend, I mean it. It has also been 6 days since I showed you those 4 tins on my Instagram stories and told you that I was going to make 8 dishes from them. Well I tried to eat soup every day for you, but just had to alternate. So here are the recipes I have made so far and I will include what I was *planning* on making with the rest.

These were the tins I chose: coconut milk, chopped and peeled tomatoes, cream style sweetcorn and red kidney beans.

Coconut Milk

For the first tin I decided to make everyone’s favourite – Khowse. I feel like this dish is on the same level as Khuri Kitchrie. Everyone has their own version and makes a variety of sides. You can go crazy or keep it simple. For those that have never eaten Khowse before it is essentially a coconut based soup with chicken and spaghetti. I did add 1 chopped tomato this time, which is not in the original recipe. Deeeelicious. 

I used half of the coconut milk to make my Khowse and froze the other half. Some ideas on the second dish would be my peanut sauce, where you can use the coconut milk instead of the regular milk or maybe even a Thai Butternut soup?

Peeled & Chopped Tomato

For the second tin I decided to make Tomato soup. You can find the recipe here. I served the tomato soup with quesadillas which were absolutely delicious. I used leftover baked beans from breakfast (made the Indian way with onion and red masala) spread onto one tortilla, added chopped peppers, cheese, spring onion, coriander and avocado, cover with another flour tortilla and dry fry in a pan.

I used the other half to make a Macaroni and Mince soup. It was more like a soupy bolognese with a touch of cream. You can find the recipe here.

Cream Style Sweetcorn

I made a creamy Chicken and Corn Chowder with the third tin. For some reason it reminds me of that very South African Indian soup everyone makes with the packet of thick vegetable soup. It seems like a staple in many houses but the best thing about this recipe is it’s made from scratch! It is super easy and cost effective too. I had loads of leftovers which I could take for lunch. Serve this with some soft rolls and you will be in soup heaven. You can find the recipe here.

I was planning on making this Chicken & Corn soup recipe with the rest of the sweetcorn. You can find that recipe here.

Red Kidney Beans

So I did say “soup like dishes” and not just soup, this next one you might have seen before but it is my “Chilli Con Carne Bowls”. I haven’t actually managed to get to this tin yet, but luckily have made this many times before. You can find this recipe here. If you don’t use the whole tin to make this dish, save half for a minestrone. You can add the kidney beans, cabbage, carrots, celery, tomato, stock or water, onions to make this hearty soup.

Did you enjoy this post? What would you have made with these four tinned products? Let me know in the comments!

xx Ilhaam a.k.a The Wife



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