Wednesday, March 4, 2009

A Curry Dish

In India the word "curry" is heavily used in the southern parts in languages such as Kannada, Tamil and Malayalam. The word "kari" has its origins in Classical Tamil that means "vegetable in sauce" or "sauce". -source-
Curry is famous in the Mediterranenan area and Asia too. Part of the Thai menu we just had last weekend, were Curry dishes.
The term curry is used broadly, in English, to refer to almost any spiced, sauce-based dishes cooked in various southern and southeastern Asian styles. Though each curry has a specific name, generically any wet side dish made out of vegetables and/or meat is historically referred to as a "curry" - especially the yellow, Indian-inspired powders and sauces with high proportions of tumeric.
Yellow curry is the most famous of all. The curry I used for the dish above is the common powder we see in our local grocery store. The more curry, the spicier it gets.
The Recipe: Pork Curry

What You Will Be Needing

1 K of pork cubes
1 medium green bell pepper (sliced)
4 medium potatoes (cut into quarters)
5 cloves of garlic (minced)
1 medium onion (chopped)
ginger (thumb size sliced into pieces)
1/2 C milk
1 tbsp curry powder
2 tbsps olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

How To

In a sauce pan, saute garlic in olive oil until light brown
Add onions and ginger
Add pork, continue stirring for about a minute
Add water (enough to cover the pork) and simmer for a few minutes
When meat is soft and tender, add potatoes and enough water until potatoes are cooked
Add milk and curry powder, simmer for a few minutes until sauce is thick. (add water if necessary)
Add salt and pepper
Garnish with green bell pepper
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