Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Let's Make: Curry!

One of my grandma's specialty dishes is curry. She always made a big pot of it with extra cups of rice and we ate it for breakfast, lunch and dinner until every last bit was gone.

This is my version. It doesn't taste quite the same, but it is still delicious. There is a lot of prep work involved and I typically dread making this because the process is so long (45min-1hr), but whenever I make it The Hubby does his "Happy Dance" in his chair--a sure sign that he loves something.

Cook your rice while you make your curry. You need the following ingredients: Curry mix, potatoes, chicken, onions, salt, pepper, cornstarch and peanut butter. Feel free to use other veggies or swap out the meat.
Boil your potatoes until tender. Sprinkle some salt.
Brown some chicken pieces and sliced onions in butter or oil. I like to use butter as often as possible because it makes everything taste better. Add some pepper. Cook until chicken is nearly done.
Put the onions, chicken, and potatoes into a pot. Add two and a half cups of water. Boil. Check to see that the chicken is fully cooked. Reduce heat. Add curry mix. Stir. Let simmer for five minutes covered.
Then add the secret ingredients. I hope my grandma doesn't mind me sharing with you. Add a teaspoon of cornstarch (mix with a little bit of cold water first) and a heaping spoonful of peanut butter. The peanut butter makes all the difference in the world.
The curry will really thicken after that.
Spoon it over some rice, and you'll get a husband dancing in his seat at the dinner table.
This should serve four, but we always stuff ourselves so it only served two.

Good luck, and happy eating!

1 comment:

Spencer said...

i just realized that i now see you as someone that can cook. i dont know when this happened