Curried Anything

Curried Anything
Staff Writer
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Maura McEvoy
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Recipes for curries vary almost more than any other dish, which is great because you can hardly go wrong. Curries make delicious use of last night’s roast pork, chicken, beef, or seafood, and they are a wonderful way to serve just vegetables as a main course. Use two cups of cooked meat, as in our family staple here, eggplant and chicken curry; it’s Brendan’s favorite. Or make a curry of cauliflower florets and sugar snap peas as a meatless variation. Either way, make it as spicy as you wish, tasting as you go, adding small amounts of curry powder and chile paste until the heat is just right for you.

Curry powder is a combination of spices whose potency varies with the manufacturer; some have more cumin and coriander, others more ginger and chili powder. Since this isn’t a book about the nuances of South Asian cooking, I’ll not insist you make your own, but I do hope you’ll sample a few curry powders to find your favorite. As for rice, use what you have, but I love basmati and jasmine rice. You can even use brown rice.

8
Servings
361
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2  tablespoons  butter
  • eggplant, unpeeled, diced
  • 2  tablespoons  ginger, minced
  • green onions, chopped
  • cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2  teaspoons  Madras curry powder
  • summer squash, diced
  • potato, peeled and diced
  • One 13-ounce can coconut milk
  • 1 1/2  cup  chicken broth
  • 1/4  teaspoon  sambal chile paste
  • 2  cups  cooked chicken, chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 4  cups  cooked rice

Directions

Melt the butter in a large saucepan over high heat, add the eggplant, and sauté until soft. Add the ginger, green onions, and garlic. Sprinkle the curry powder into the pan and toast for a moment. Add the squash and potato, stirring to coat them with the spices.

Continue to stir for a few minutes, then add the coconut milk, broth, and chile paste. Bring to a gentle boil, add the chicken, then reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, and serve over rice.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
8g
11%
Sugar
3g
3%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
45mg
15%
Carbohydrate, by difference
50g
38%
Protein
21g
46%
Vitamin A, RAE
16µg
2%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
2µg
2%
Calcium, Ca
38mg
4%
Choline, total
37mg
9%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
6µg
2%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
69mg
22%
Manganese, Mn
2mg
100%
Niacin
7mg
50%
Phosphorus, P
244mg
35%
Selenium, Se
13µg
24%
Sodium, Na
214mg
14%
Water
117g
4%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

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