Thursday, January 15, 2009

Cheap Eats: Breakfast Burrito and Channa Masala

Today's eats are good examples of using a few cheap ingredients to create a tasty yet satisfying meal. In these tough economic times, a trip to the grocery store can be really depressing. Prices have gone up for just about everything. Luckily there are a few staples that are very affordable and will be of so much use to your bargain meal repertoire. Today was a good example of using everyday vegetarian staples such as tofu (around $1.29 per carton), potatoes ($2 for a 5lb. bag) and beans (in this case, chickpeas. I get mine at the 99cents only store for .99 cents for a large 28oz. can).

For lunch I made a breakfast burrito with some scrambled tofu and onions, potatoes and a delicious sauce which was simply a mixture of ketchup and mayo! I only used 1/4 of the tofu block, so I have 3/4 of it left to use for another recipe. Oh, and I got a pack of flour tortillas for .99 cents too!

Dinner was a simple potato and chickpea curry, otherwise known as 'Channa Masala'. I make this all the time and it is best served on top of hot, steaming jasmine or basmati rice. I always use this recipe. I only used half a can of the chickpeas, so I was able to save the rest to put on top of my lunch salad tomorrow.


Utopian Kitchen said...

The burritos and chana look so good. I used to love chana masala so much; I love chickpeas. :)

aTxVegn said...

You got some great grocery bargains and made some really nice dishes. I get tortillas so cheap too - yay for living in Texas.

Jeni Treehugger said...

YUM to that Curry!
I've still not made Tofu scramble yet, I'm a bit scared too as I know it's not going to be like omni scramble, which I know isn't a bad thing - it's just something I have to get my head round!