Sunday, March 1, 2009

Cooking with Curry

I took a brief hiatus from cooking since the last 2 weeks have been chaotic, to say the least. But tonight, after working on Derivatives homework for 4.5 hours with my homework partner (insert sigh), I figured it was time to take a break and do some cooking!

I love Curry so decided to try making a Curry dish. I was a bit really skeptical that the ingredients in the recipe were actually going to taste good together. The recipe calls for chicken, a granny smith apple, onion, green pepper, ginger, raisins, and curry among other things. But the ingredients all came together surprisingly well!

I started off by sauteeing some of the veggies, garlic, and ginger.

Then I added the curry powder, cinnamon, and salt.
Then I added the chicken that I had previously cooked and let it simmer until it looked like this

Before eating it, I topped it with some toasted almonds, and voila!

All the random ingredients tasted so wonderful together. I am really not familiar with curry recipes so am wondering if it's common for the spice to be paired with sweeter ingredients like apple.

If you want to try the recipe, let me know and I will email it to you.

Tomorrow morning I get tested to see if I have a gluten intolerance! I know most people hope for negative test results, but I am actually hoping that I test positive. It would just be really nice to know what the culprit is and why I feel like I do. Even if I don't test positive, I think I am still going to remove gluten from my diet. My cousin Suzanne has Celiac and knows I am looking into going Gluten Free, so on Friday night, she brought me a couple of delicious treats from a Gluten Free bakery called, Cooqi. They are so delicious & I'd never guess they were made with gluten-free products!!

I hope everyone had a great weekend!


Amber said...

I've never really been a big fan of curry myself.

Hope everything works out good with your tests!

Jess said...

I love curry and this looks great! I'm not totally familiar with curry recipes either, but I have heard of curry and raisins going together.

I would love if you sent me that recipe. I'm always looking for things to cook. ( Thanks, Lisa!

Abby said...

I am impressed--I wi will have to try that recipe! I don't thihnk I've ever had Curry...... let me know what the results are on your gluten tolerance test!