Hubby has always been a huge fan of curry, and pretty much anything spicy. I have been attempting to increase my tolerance for spicy things, and have discovered that I actually like curry, too. I’ve never been able to make it at home, until my friend Black of Two Tokens recommended this:
The directions on the side are for meat, but I used it before to make a tofu, cauliflower and onion curry and it was fantastic. This time I decided to use cauliflower, onion, and cooked lentils. I chopped up and sauteed and entire head of cauliflower, and a medium onion.
Once it started to get brownish, I added 2 1/2 cups of water, as per the directions, and let it simmer for about 10 minutes. I added my fully cooked 2 cups of lentils, and then let everything heat back up, since they came from the fridge.
This is what comes out of the package:
The whole thing is made like a chocolate bar, so you just break it into chunks, and mix it into the food. They start to melt, and thicken in the liquid. Make sure to stir constantly, and try to avoid lumps.
Here’s the finished product! It was really good, and the lentils kind of melted into the sauce. I think I might try chick peas next time, since they might hold up a little better. I may have used a bit too much cauliflower for the amount of sauce created, but it was still really good.
Even though the package says medium hot, I don’t find this to be hot in the slightest. They do have mild and other version, and I found it at my normal grocery store in the asian section. It was maybe $2.50 for the box? Not too bad. This is not the type of curry that has the coconut milk in it. I love those sooooo much, but again, have no idea how to make it. I am starving right now, and writing this post is torture. Time to acquire snacks!!
Unfortunately, from time to time I am forced to leave Austin. I’m like a bear being forced out of my cozy hibernation. On those rare occasions, I try to make the best of it, and a couple weeks ago I was definitely not disappointed. I got cake from Brandy the Stewrat in honor of Roomie Matt passing his CCIE exam. I don’t really know what that entails, other than only 800 people on the globe have passed the test, so it’s a pretty big deal.
Brandy cake! It was fantastic, as always. We also got to experience an awesome little Thai restaurant in the medical center area. It was called Thai Corner, and they had awesome lunch specials on the weekend. you can also choose your level of spiciness, from zero to “I’m Thai, make it Thai spicy”.
I got the Panang Curry tofu, spiciness level 2. It was soooo good. Plus, the lunch specials include soup and an appetizer.
Super delicious pot stickers! I want some right this second. They were crispy and savory. Hubby also got a drink called a Jade Monkey.
It is made up of some kind of soda, banana liquor, and mystery ingredients. It was sweet and refreshing, and tasted like a monkey’s personality. That’s the only way I can explain it. Dr. Stacey got a Thai Boba tea. I had never had one before, and I am a total fan now. It was lightly sweet, and the little bubbles were chewy, like gummy bears. All in all, I loved the place, and can’t wait to get back, even though it means traveling to San Antonio.