Coconut curry is not that difficult to make--or at least fake. I'll usually start by heating some curry powder and an array of spices, maybe some minced ginger and garlic, together. Then I add coconut milk and simmer. But sometimes I like to cheat a little, and if you can find a good pre-made sauce, you may end up with something better than you would have made yourself.
My favorite is Maya Kaimal. These are sauces created by a cookbook author and made from fresh ingredients. For Jasper I usually go for the milder sauces. And almost every time I use the sauce with a big can of chickpeas and a chopped head of cauliflower. Last night we had it with purple Thai rice, so it was technicolor meal.
The sauce starts out almost as a thick paste, but liquifies as you simmer it. You can get Maya Kaimal in several markets around the country--yay you! So there's a great option when you're in the mood for good, home-cooked Indian on short notice.
Ugh, my camera batteries will not charge. I thought rechargable batteries lasted forever! Sweets post still to come once I buy new batteries.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Posted by Adriana Velez at 9:00 AM