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07 April 2004 @ 08:11 pm
Fun with cooking!  
I tried to make a curry/stew like thing for dinner tonight :)


After doing the fried tofu with teriyaki and curry a few days ago, i tried to figure out how to make somewhat the same thing with more sauce and flavor and such. I eventually decided to try and make an actual curry/stew type thing.

I wondered if it would be a little borring with just tofu, so i decided to add some potatoes since i have those lying around and i've had curries with potatoes in them as well.

So i peeled and diced the potates and put them in a pot with some water and a little salt and let them boil for a while. Then i added some curry powder and teriyaki sauce.

Then i decided that that wouldn't be strong enough, so i added some beef broth mix. Then after i thought the potatoes were getting soft enough i added the diced tofu.

But while i was doing that i got to thinking that i'd had some good curry stuff with cheese in it before, so i cut up a couple of the mini-babybel cheeses i got from costco and added them.

Unfortunatly i think i started with too much water, so it was kind of thin. Caithris suggested i should add milk, which sounded kind of weird to me. I looked around at some recipes on the web, and some of them did indeed have milk listed. However i still thought that was kind of weird, so i added some ICBINB instead since some of the same recipes had butter listed as well. They also had vinegar, so i added some rice vinegar since i had it lying around.

I then let it simmer for awhile to try and thicken it up. It helped some, but part of that was probably the cheese melting which i hadn't really intended, and the potatoes were starting to disintigrate by the end.

It definitely wasn't a curry sauce when i called it quits, it was _almost_ a curry stew. Next time i'l try less water, or maybe try adding the milk.

Very yummy though :)


All in all it took about a hour and a half to cook. Admitedly, about 45 minutes of that was simmering with occasional checking on it, but still. Good results, but a pain in the ass to actually do.
 
 
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Sister Atom Bomb of Courteous Debateakiko on April 8th, 2004 05:35 am (UTC)
We're making curry on Friday, with a Japanese curry block. It's this compressed square of curry paste that you dissolve in water and let your veggies cook in. It's actually rather good.
academicerrificmerchimerch on April 8th, 2004 09:02 am (UTC)
curry is usually incredibly time consuming - but worth it. Unfortunately I rarely take the time.

And if you're ever interested in making cheese like the kind that usually goes in curry I can show you.