I’ll be first to admit that this is a bit of a weird one!
So my hubs’ dad is from India. I’ve been assured that this is something that pops-in-law has been cooking forever, and quite possibly, hubs’ grandma before that. I’m not really sure on how this exact recipe came about. It does share a few commonalities with currywurst, but it’s not quite the same.
Hubs used to cook this for me. He’d used tinned hotdogs gag and I’d not eat it. I took over making it years ago, and have changed it to suit my tastes – notably switching from fresh tomatoes to tinned because I prefer a bit of a sauce.
As it’s a bit of an odd, unique recipe, I’ll include a recipe for this one, found below.
But first let me assure that this is a steaming bowl of hot, tasty goodness. The broccoli makes me feel a lot less guilty about my hard-to-break chip habit. Depending on the number of chillies you add, it can be just warming, or blow-your-socks-off-hot. In short, this is a friendly, cheap bowl of nourishing, happy hotdogs!
Also, totes keto-friendly, if you’re that way inclined, which I am trying to be, starting today. Yes. Yes. If you’re not on keto, lessen the butter, and add some hot toasted pita bread on the side.
- Garlic oil, or garlic and oil!
- 2 onions, sliced
- 1 broccoli, cut into florets
- 4-5 frankfurter hotdogs (as I can’t eat this because they have dairy in them I switched to one of those funky, curly Mattessons sausages… just as good.), cut into slices
- 1 red chilli, or 2, or 3… ya know… chopped
- 1 x 400g tin of chopped tomatoes, 4-5 tomatoes, chopped
- More butter
- 1/2tsp red chilli flakes
- Biiiig pinch of salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 1/2tsp dried oregano
- Bit more butter
- Handful of fresh coriander, roughly chopped
Heat the butter and oil (and garlic, if using) in a big pot. Add the onions and broccoli and sweat until softened, 5-10 minutes.
Add the tomatoes, seasoning, and oregano. Fill the tomato tin halfway with water and add to the pot. Add a little more butter. Simmer for 5 more minutes.
Add the chilli and hotdogs, and stir together. Cook for 5 minutes. Add the coriander, and a bit more salt. Stir and cook for 1 more minute.
Finish with a little more butter!