Archive for the ‘Curry’ Category

Mixed Vegetables Curry

Sunday, January 4th, 2009

The most basic and quickest curry to put together, especially if you keep frozen mixed vegetables. After moving to England from Malawi, we used to have a lot of mixed vegetable curry, as we were told it was more cheaper then eating the more exotic vegetables we were used to. This curry is also good to put together when in a rush, as all the ingredients cook very quickly and do not require much preparation.

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Parsnip and Red Capsicum Curry

Friday, December 12th, 2008

When my son was weaning, one of my sister-in-laws told me that parsnips are a good food to introduce him to because they are a slightly sweet and nutty flavour.  My son loved them just boiled and mashed. Then just to introduce a bit of flavour and colour, I started adding red capsicums as they are sweet and slightly spicy, so the combination worked well, plus you do not need to add salt or pepper to the mash. Then one day my husband said why don’t you try and make this into a shaak (everyday Indian curry) just to see what it tastes like. It turned out to be an instant hit, the instance flavours of the vegetables and subtle spice mix makes it a good curry. Parsnips are now part of my regularly stocked vegetables like potatoes.

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Goanese Potato

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

I grew up with this dish, it used to be a wonderful alternative to the normal potato curry. I remember getting a fresh loaf of bread from the bakery to go with this, a simple warming meal.  You can adjust the spice to taste. Since last year I have been making a large batch of the paste and freezing it for single use later.  As a result this is a good recipe to put together whenever you are in a rush and fancy making something different to the norm.  Apart from bread you can also serve this dish with rice and naan (Indian pitta bread) also, which makes a complete meal.  I hope you enjoy it as much as my family and friends have for years …

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Stuffed Vegetables Curry (bharelu shaak)

Saturday, November 15th, 2008

One of my favourites for traditional Gujarati food, this is a simple recipe, but it is slightly different to the normal curries so it is good to make when you are having friends over. This is a curry where the vegetables are stuffed with a spicy mixture. Recently I have also added mushrooms to the list of vegetables in the dish, which is quite a good combination with all the other vegetables and spice/gravy mix.  As with all the Asian recipes the spices can be added to taste and you can experiment with different ones to what I have used.  You can also just steam the vegetables, which gives a very dry curry, but tastes equally good.  As I have grown up with the one with a tomato gravy, that is what I have shared with you.  I hope you give this recipe a go, it is worth trying once and goes well with chapatti (Indian wholemeal flat bread) and rice.

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