Tuesday, January 31, 2012

My husband hates Curry...

He really does. That would not be a problem, but I love curry and he can't even stand the smell of it. Sigh... One must be kind to one's husband, so I NEVER make it. I was recently whining to a friend of mine about the problem and the horrible life I have because of it. ;) She said I could come to her home and make curry. So, I did!

Here is my recipe:

THE MOST WONDERFUL CURRY IN THE WORLD (Well, it seemed like it, since it's been well over a year since I had any curry at all! :-0 )

1/4 pound lamb stew meat (you can substitute beef or poultry meat, if you like)
4 nice apples
2 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 large onion, cut into thin wedges
1 teaspoon curry powder
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
4 cups homemade chicken broth
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 cups carrots, peeled and sliced diagonally
3 cups peeled and cubed sweet potatoes

Cut the lamb meat into little cubes. Peel, core and cube 3 of the apples.

In a cast iron Dutch oven, or other heavy bottomed kettle, heat the olive oil on medium low. Add the meat and, constantly stirring, cook it until it is all brown, but not seared. Lamb needs to be cooked gently.

Add the onions, cubed apples and the spices, salt and pepper and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes.

Pour in the broth and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Add the carrots and sweet potatoes to the pot. Return to a boil and reduce the heat. Simmer, covered, for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Cut the remaining unpeeled apple in half. Remove the core and slice into small wedges. Cut the wedges in half. Add them to the pot and simmer for 10 minutes.

Here is the story in pictures:

Cubed lamb meat:

Lamb after gently browning in extra-virgin olive oil:

Cutting 3 of the apples into cubes:

Cutting the onion into small wedges:

Apples and onions added to the browned meat and spices added in:

Covered, simmering:

Peeled carrots are sliced diagonally:

About 2 cups of the carrots:

Peeling the sweet potatoes ready to cut into 3 cups of little cubes:

Here is the unpeeled apple ready to put in the pot for the last 10 minutes of simmering:

And here is the curry all ready to eat!

This recipe is linked up at Kelly's Real Food Wednesday!


  1. That's just sad! We all love curry around here. It's awesome! Have you had my salmon and vegetable curry?

    1. Did you make it last time I was there? If not, no I haven't. I really really love curry.

  2. I am so glad for this post. I have heard of curry many times and always wondered what it looked like. By your description is sure sounds good. Maybe someday I will get a chance to try some.
    I am so sorry for the terrible awful life you have to live without it. he he.

    1. Your compassion has me in tears. ;)

      There are MANY recipes for curry. Just look in a few cookbooks or online to get ideas! It is a very versatile dish. It can be made with or without meat, also.

  3. That looks and sounds so yummy!

    1. I should make it at your house too! I bet you and I would be the only ones eating it!

  4. Wow! I can't believe anyone could hate curry, because I so absolutely love it in any form and I have loved it since I was a teeny girl. All those benefitial herbs and vegetables in curry are so good! This is a lovely recipe.

    1. Thank you! And YES. We are in complete agreement! :)

  5. I've been following for a while now and absolutely love your posts. I can totally understand having a husband that doesn't like a lot of things. So when I saw your post I automatically thought to award your blog with the Liebster Award. Check out my blog post today for more info. Congrats!

    1. Thank you, Joy B. I never heard of that before, but will look to see! :D

  6. wow..sounds lipsmacking goood
    just found your space..love your space..
    nice presentation with inviting cliks..
    Am your happy follower now..;)
    do stop by mine sometime..

    Tasty Appetite

  7. thanks for stopping by ..
    btw, chana dal or bengal gram dal is a split chick pea with skin removed..
    its commonly available at all Indian stores nearby..
    giv a shot & enjoy..;)
    Tasty Appetite

  8. We love curry and if it is lamb curry the better. Have to try your recipe next time I buy Lamb.

    Take care my friend.



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