Monday, February 20, 2006

Sugarhouse Curry


I must be crazy! I spent upwards of three hours cooking yesterday. I'm not sure why. I think when I woke up in the morning and saw the world covered in snow, the only thing that sounded right was Dal. So I made a masur dal (on left of plate, with cilantro). And then, (heading clockwise around the plate), Thoran, or Stir-Fried Shrimp, Kerala style. Below that is a homemade mango chutney, and to the right, Aloo Fulkoffi Torkarri (potato and cauliflower curry). All this cooking took place in stages, but still. The whole thing seems ridiculous. But won't, later, when we take out the leftovers and have our second of three meals from this one flurry of cooking. Maybe I'm not so crazy after all. (I hope my food photography catches up with my cooking. Soon.)

8 comments:

theorris said...

We really need get together and cook up a curry feast, Dr. Write. Those in the know envy my curry. Colleagues have even sollicited me to cater to their curry needs. Good to have another curryist in the department.

Dr. Write said...

Yes! Must have curry party! I'd love to be the prep chef instead of in charge, for once. Surely you know that MB does not curry. (he eats, of course, but declines the cooking duty!)

lis said...

three hours is perfectly reasonable for cooking. I'm impressed that you cooked all of that in three hours--well done.

Lisa B. said...

I concur with both the orris and lis--well done, have a curry party, and invite an appreciative audience, aka me. I too will prep if needed.

Sleepy E said...

How does Kerala-style curry differ from northern curries? Is it sweeter? More coconutty? Must curry favor w/ the Good Doctor to learn her secrets.

Dr. Write said...

In this case, the Shrimp/Kerala thing is a dry curry, made with shredded coconut, but no coconut milk. I also make a chicken Kerala, which is made with coconut milk. so go figure. The secret to the Chicken, though, is the masala that is made just before the curry. It's amazing!

val said...

Oh it looks delicious! Great use of a snow day. We should get the kids together and make a dinner party out of it! I keep threatening Nik with this idea, but am going to come through one day. Plus, the five year olds can tear up the place together.
I want to try to make gnocchi.

Counterintuitive said...

I didn't know we had such curry enthusiasts in the dept. I love curry but can rarely convince spouse/friends to eat Indian.

The meal looks delicious.