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(Beef) Curry in A Hurry!

Posted on August 26, 2018 with 0 comments


I really, really wanted Indian food.

But it was a weeknight and I left work a little late.

But I really wanted Indian food.

So as soon as I got in the door, I started some rice...

And immediately after that I started to fry a minced onion.  When the onion started to turn dark, I added minced garlic... a whole cayenne, minced... and a world of spices (curry powder, ground toasted cumin, galangal, turmeric, coriander, cardamom)... and 3/4 lb. of ground beef.

I found some half-cooked potato chunks in the fridge, so I finished sautéing them in oil and turmeric and added them to the curry.

After a few minutes, I added a splash of water (no need for stock, this is flavorful enough) and tasted for salt.  I realized it really needed salt as I hadn’t added any!  Just before serving, I tossed in some frozen peas.  They just needed enough time to thaw and warm up.

Bowl ~

Rice ~

Curry ~

A shower of toasted cumin ~

BOOM!  If I do say myself...

And in 30 minutes!

P.S.  I had the half-cooked potato cubes in the fridge because I made sautéed potatoes the other day, and realized halfway through that I had way too many.  So I pulled a few out, saved them, and finished sautéing the remainder for dinner tonight.  Be your own sous chef!