Posts Tagged ‘Curry’

Sugar snap Peas Curry

Sunday, January 4th, 2009

I remember when we were growing up in Malawi we used to grow our own vegetables, and always used to enjoy cooking the first crop of peas into this curry. It is a good combination of sweet and spicy flavours and is another simple curry that is good to serve as a main or accompanying another curry. Over the holiday period my son was taught a particular song about peas from his Montessori for his performance, and he regularly kept on singing that. So it was quite appropriate to have the curry and let him sing the song.

Sugar snap peas are also known as mange tout and are eaten with their pods.

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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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