Recipe: Home-style curry

I added a new banner to the blog, I’m trying to decide what I think of it.

In food news, I have made this delicious home-style curry recipe a couple of times now and love it.

The recipe is pretty simple, although it can be hard to find certain ingredients. The Indian supermarket near my house is pretty poorly stocked at a lot of things. We couldn’t even find coconut milk! Luckily powdered coconut milk seems to work fine as a substitute. Here is the recipe:

curry

Ingredients
1 tbsp oil
4 eggs
1 medium onion, chopped
6 plum tomatoes or 2 large tomatoes or 3 medium tomatoes
6-8 cloves garlic minced finely
1/2 inch ginger minced finely
2 tsp masala powder
2 tsp sour cream
1/2 cup coconut milk (can replace with water but won’t taste as good)
cilantro
mint leaves

Put 1 tbsp oil on a pan. Add chopped ginger and garlic and cook at medium heat until done. Add onions and cook until transparent. Add the salt, masala powder, and sour cream, and fry for one minute. More masala powder can be added if you want the dish to be hotter.

tomatoNext, add chopped tomatoes and stir until cooked well. Add in water and coconut milk, and salt and pepper as desired. When gravy starts to thicken, or boils, break the egg into the mixture (or add chicken). Simmer for 10 minutes (or until chicken cooked), then add in cilantro and mint leaves. Add salt and pepper to taste. I think we used about 1 lb. chicken when making the recipe last time? But it really depends on what you want. This recipe is very flexible, with a lot of room for mistakes. It is eaten with rice or (preferably!) chapati. Yum yum yum.

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As I said before, this blog is partially going to be used as a clearing-house for all the things I want to remember.  One thing I definitely need to remember are delicious recipes.  Here are a few of my favorites…

I really love to make eggs in tomato sauce.  They are simple and oh-so delicious.  Plus they look really gross, and everyone knows I like gross looking foods.

Another fun recipe is for huevos rancheros.  Harder to make and it looks slightly less gross, but it is very scrumcious.  Yummy!

I am okay with the recipe for empanadas that I have found.  It takes forever and it only tastes okay, but it makes the chicken so deliciously moist and flavorful.  I need to find a better recipe; when we had a Chilean living in our house, she made the most delicious empanadas in the world!  I need to steal her secrets

Also, I made scones a couple weeks ago and they were surprisingly delicious.  I think the deliciousness came from the blueberries I stole from my roommate, because we all know theft makes things taste better.

Finally, my mom sent me a couple of links to new york times articles.  The first is about how scientists are being their insightful little selves and improving cooking!  Yay us!  The other lists the things the trendy chef should and should not have in their cupboard.  Being the trendwhore that I am, this is very useful, nay, required information.  Now I must throw out my bread crumbs and bouilloun cubes!  And my cheap lemon juice must be replaced with extremely expensive lemons!  Thank you new york times for making my life a little bit more costly.