This post isn’t about recipes, it is about what I think of as comfort food.
Curry and rice is comfort food for me, as are things like lasagne (well, any oven-baked pasta dish really), chilli con carne, sausages and mash and shepherd’s pie.
I think that the real essential thing about comfort food is that it should be filling, something you can eat while watching the telly and be easy to cook i.e. not something where you spend ages over the cooker.
I always count home-made soups as comfort food too, with some nice bread they are great for cold evenings.
Last night’s curry was classic comfort food, a big pile of steamed Basmati rice, a medium-hot chicken curry with peas and loads of sauce to mop up with rotis. With some lime chutney and some bottled mango, chilli and mint sauce it was perfect.