Monday, March 28, 2011

Curry Craziness!

Jon and I can't get enough Indian food lately! Last week we found a new little "cafe style" Indian joint which other than not having any meat (chicken, shrimp, etc) was REALLY good!!

And on Friday, instead of going out to dinner, we decided to stay in and cook a great Indian meal! Let me tell you, we are AMAZING Indian cooks : ) Not that I'm biased or anything!

I found a super easy recipe here and just tweaked it a bit as we went along. We started off by chopping some veggies: an onion, red, yellow and orange bell pepper, & tomatoes. We then put the spices all together...and if I could do a scratch-n-sniff screen I would b/c this smelled AMAZING!!

Next, we sauteed the onions and a few cloves of garlic. This is seriously one of my all time favorite smells...mmm!!

Add the spice mixture to the onions and garlic, stir, and let cook for about one minute.

As you're doing this, have your wonderful husband peel and devein the jumbo tiger prawns. Add the veggies to the onion/spice mixture and let cook for a bit. This is where we deviated from the recipe b/c we added a lot more water, and about 1/2 cup of greek yogurt...we wanted more "sauce" than what we currently had and this did the trick!

After adding the tiger prawns, this is what we ended up with. We kept doing taste tests and ended up doubling (or a bit more) of each of the spices. We like our curry spicy and with a kick, so that definitely did the trick!! Let the mixture cook about 4 minutes....

And enjoy the final product!! I must say it was delish!! We served it with whole wheat Indian flat bread, and a nice cold bubbly drink!

Now that was a great Friday night!!

And yeah, it was so good, that we made a beef curry tonight for dinner. We used pretty much the same spices, but instead of the tiger prawns, we used sirloin that J cubed. And, I wanted to the sauce to be thicker to stand up to the meat, so I added 2 cups of greek yogurt (o% Fage) and a bunch of chopped mushrooms. We put the meat in last, stirring for 3 min over med. heat, then cranked it up to high heat for 2 min. The result ws perfectly medium rare meat! YUM!

Note to self (and readers wanting to try this): Do not add the yogurt until the end. Otherwise it breaks down and instead of making the sauce truly thicker it does something weird...not gross, just broken down yogurt weird.

But despite the yogurt, it was once again, amazing. Sorry, no pictures. The food didn't last long enough to take any : ) Do you have any favorite Indian recipes you'd like to share??

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