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any good recipes for make a curry from scratch rather than cheating with the old jar of sauce
I've made a couple of them and they're great :)
but out of three thai is my favourite
green curry paste
heat some oil. put in a couple of tablespoons of curry paste and fry it for a couple of minutes. Careful, that shit goes mental. Then add in the chicken, fry it up a bit then add in vegetables. When the chicken is cooked and the veg fried, add in the coconut milk, stir and leave to simmer for around 20 minutes.
Make the jasmine rice and serve alongside
have asked round lunchtime as now i am gagging for a curry
the one I linked to above will stay fresh in the fridge for a good few weeks..
but i cant be arsed to describe how to make them
are they called at least?
and i dont know if the other one has a name really.
chick pea, yoghurty curryness lets call it.
but the name needs some work
1 tbsp flavourless oil
1 onion, finely chopped
1 clove of garlic, minced
5cm piece of ginger, grated
1 green chilli (or more or less to taste), finely chopped
200g chicken / lamb or 250g vegetables of choice
1/2 tsp each ground coriander, cumin, turmeric, paprika, chilli powder
2 tbsp creamed tomatoes
Handful of finely chopped fresh coriander
1/2 tsp garam masala
Heat the oil over medium / low heat, saute onion until golden brown (about 15 / 20 minutes). Add garlic, ginger and chilli, cook for a minute. Add spices and cook for a further minute. Add tomatoes and cook until they lose their raw orange colour, maybe another minute.
That's the basic sauce done. You can then either brown your meat and add that, or par-boil your veggies and add those. Then add a little water and mix, turn the heat to low and simmer until everything's cooked and the sauce is thickened. Then stir through coriander and garam masala and serve.
That's a really basic recipe. The key things are browning the onions slowly and getting the seasonings right. Once you've nailed that you can play around with the flavouring ingredients a bit. Most curries also have some kind of souring agent (tomatoes, lime juice, tamarind, vinegar) and thickening agent (onions, lentils, coconut milk, cream) so you can play around with them too and see what works.
5cm would kind of overwhelm things a bit...