Thursday, May 15, 2008

Vegetable Curry

I cooked this vegetarian dish for my family Doctor. She told me she tried this curry at a recently open Indian & Malay Kitchen here in Exton but it was too bad they closed down the Malay kitchen not long after that. Since she like it so much I told her I will cook some for her and brought it to her on Tuesday. She told me it taste even better than the one she had at the restaurant :)

Ingredients for the curry paste

10 dried red chilies - soak in hot water
4 shallots
4 cloves of garlic
1" of turmeric
1" of galangal
1" of ginger
2 stalk of lemongrass
3 tbsp of curry powder

Blend all the above ingredients with a bit of water and set aside.

Vegetables: (or add your own ingredients)

1 cup of french beans - cut to 1" length
2 zucchini - cut to 1" length
4 potatoes - quartered
2 carrots - cut to 1" length
1 piece of Tempe - slice thinly and pan fried until brown
2 pieces of fried tofu - cut to cubes

2 cups of coconut milk
2 kafir lime leaves
1 tsp of sugar
salt to taste

1) Heat up some oil and add in curry paste. Stir fry for 1 min or until fragrant.
2) Add coconut milk, kafir lime leaves and stir. Add in the vegetables that required longer time to cook like carrots and potatoes. Stir well and bring to a simmering boil. Turn down heat to medium, cover, and cook for 5 minutes. Add in seasoning.
3) Add the rest of the ingredients. Stir well and cover, allowing to cook for another 5 minutes or until all vegetables are cook.
4) Check seasoning again and serve warm rice.

Note : You can add vegetables like eggplants, asparagus, cabbage, long beans, cauliflower or peppers to this dish. If curry is too dry add more coconut milk or water to it.

17 comments:

dawn said...

Your curry looks so appetising and you really rajin to blend those ingredients. I now place my orders at MyTOA.

Kevin said...

That curry sounds really tasty. I like all of the fresh ingredients in it!

ummi365 said...

Gert,
Guess what? I heard the ad over the radio yesterday. Starbucks has got Dolce De leceh drinks on promotion. They did mention the origantion from Latin or something like that. Immediately it reminded me of you.. you are so dearlah..

Beachlover said...

oh,yea...curry vegetable,Malaysian style.Love it!!I prefer Msian recipe than real Indian curry,they use yogurt instead of coconut milk.I found a Nyonya Curry in my recipe book..I wonder what is the different with Indian curry..I just glanced the book don't have time to go thru the whole recipe yet.

tigerfish said...

WhoaAAA...everything from the serving bowl looks so authentic. I can mop everything up with roti/naan!

Lil' Ms Pinky said...

How sweet of you, Gert. The curry looks amazing.

Mochachocolata Rita said...

i love curry veggie, i really can throw anything into the pot hehehe (almost threw myself in?)

I Cook4Fun said...

Dawn, it depend on my mood too. If I am lazy I just used the ready-mix paste :)

Kevin, you should try this dish out :)

Ummi, did you try out the Dulce De Leceh coffee?

Lesley, me too prefer our Malaysian curry :)Can't wait to see what you churn out from your recipe book :)

Tigerfish, this dish is really good with roti canai too :)

Pinky, thank you.

Rita, ha ha.. you are so funny!!

Salt & Turmeric said...

u kno i dont really fancy curry but now tht iv been away fr the kitchen for almost 2 weeks, il take it! they look SOOOOO good.

Cat Cat said...

Gert,
I salute you lah.. Cook curry from scratch... Looks sooooo good. I bet it tastes heavenly.

Big Boys Oven said...

Add hard boiled eggs into the curry als very tasty! :)

Sweet Jasmine said...

I love vege curry too....it can go with anythings....use to eat it with my homemade capati....

choy said...

what? I haven't visited that store then dah tutup pulak!!! Gert, open one there, sure laku.

Mat Gebu said...

i nak try yg ni nanti...tak boleh tahan laa tengok....boleh makan dengan roti....hmmmm

I Cook4Fun said...

Farina, I also like that. Mesti makan our food every week :) Tak tahan makan western food hari hari :)

Cat, If I am not lazy I like making my own curry paste :) Actually is not difficult. All you need is the ingredients and blender :)

BBO, I will add boil egg to this the next time I cook again.

Jasmin, I need my dose of curry every week :)

Choy, I also didn't try out that place yet but sudah closed down the malay kitchen :(

BBO, I will add boil egg to this the next time I cook again.

Bang Mat, I pun suka makan ni dengan roti :)

Zue Murphy said...

Gert, your Dr should feel lucky to hav eyou as her patient. Your vege curry look delicious. I like your bowl. Is it metal?

I Cook4Fun said...

Zue, you should try this dish out once you get all your veggies from your garden :) Yeah, the bowl is metal.