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.
Curry lends a kick to this creamy chicken salad. Spread the mixture on a crispbread for a satisfying crunch that beats the heck out of Wonder bread.
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Ketchup is one of Amercia's favorite condiments so you may be thinking, if it ain't broken, why fix it? We're not trying to fix it , although we are suggesting a little oomph to our beloved sauce. Variety is the spice of life! Thanks to chef Duran from The Food Networks' s Ham on the Street and TLC's Ultimate Cake Off, we have a bold ketchup recipe to mix things up a bit. The spice we're adding is madras curry powder. The piquent peppery flavor it provides to ordinary ketchup will surely have your guests take notice (in a good way) this barbecue season.
This recipe combines the powder with 100% natural store-bought ketchup but if you're feeling more ambitious, you can make homemade ketchup and then add whatever spices to really jazz up an otherwise typical condiment.
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Just to clarify, this isn't a curry recipe, it's a recipe for curried rice. Much simpler than putting together a complex — and quite delicious, might I add — curry sauce, this rice recipe comes together in 20 minutes and is a great side for grilled chicken, fish, or steak.
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This simple curry dish comes together quickly and has a big payoff when it comes to flavor and presentation. Curry powder packs a punch in the spice department and it’s a weapon to keep on hard for a weeknight dinner when you want to throw together a dish that varies from your regular routine. This recipe has just the right balance of sweet and heat, and the sweet potatoes add so much flavor and text that you don’t notice the lack of any meat. (Just ask my husband!) – Kelsey Nixon
There's nothing like a bowl of udon noodles in hot soup to bring comfort in cold weather. This one is flavored with blocks of readymade Japanese curry, soy sauce, and scallions. Sure, you could just go out and get some Curry Udon, but once you try this recipe, you'll see how easy it is just to make it at home.
My mother always likes to say this is the first thing she ever made that was so good, my sister and I literally licked our plates clean. Luckily, this curry and rice dish is an easy save on busy nights, and one pot will last a family at least two days.
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The truth is that this is not a very pretty dish and never will be. But it's good, so good. I've served it over Japanese short-grain rice but like it best when I use basmati… that slight nuttiness only adds to the overall flavor. Don't let this ugly duckling fool you; make this dish!