>> Wednesday, January 21, 2009
1. HOT chicken curry
2. basmati rice
3. carrot raita
4. Mixed Pickle
I've been kinda stuffy and sniffly the past few days and figured the only cure would be a big pot of flamin' hot curry. And so it came to pass that I stood in my kitchen in front of my stove with a flexible cutting board full of chopped onion, where I've stood hundreds of times before. I dumped the onions into the same pot that I've dumped onions into hundreds of times before. But this time, unlike the hundreds of times before, two twin streams of molten magma-ish oil came geysering out of the pot and splattered neatly on the underside of both my forearms. Great googly-moogly did that sting! Seriously! Hundreds of times! Without injury! There must have been some water on my board, that's the only thing I can come up with. If it happens again though I'm off curry for good! Luckily there's only a couple of small blisters and my hands were totally spared. Even luckier there weren't any offspring or small dogs standing around!
Anyway, chicken curry, made with breast meat because that's what I had. (It's SOOOOO much better with thigh meat though!) I used Pataks HOT Curry Paste and a can of tomato paste with Italian herbs. Because that's what I had. I don't know -why- I had it though, misread the label most likely!
I ate it with one of my favorite rices, Tilda basmati, which seems to be getting more and more expensive and more and more difficult to find. I think I might need to get a new favorite when this bag is gone! Along side is a Carrot Raita. This was a new one for us and I think it turned out pretty good but needs a little tweaking. And of course, mixed pickle and chocolate. Dark chocolate. With bits of ginger! Almost as good as a band-aid and a Momma's kiss :)