In essence, a curry is a sauce made in tandem with its internal garnishes, chunky vegetables and tender protein. A mix between a soup, a stew, and a sauce--curry is the perfect dish when you want to hit all the categories savoury, spicy, salty, umami and comforting.
Curry powder can combine any spices you like. Simply use what is in your pantry and follow the same cooking method. The options are endless with this super simple and nutritious recipe. The trick is to be bold in combining and layering spices and taste as you go. You will be surprised to find what combinations create delicious flavours.
Servings: 2-4 people
Cook time: 35 minutes
Heat half the oil in a large pan over medium heat.
Add onion, garlic, ginger, and potatoes. Cook for 30 seconds.
Add spices and chilli. Cook for another 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Cook until spices are fragrant and the onion is cooked. Careful not to burn.
Add the tomato and coconut milk and bring to a boil, stirring gently.
Simmer curry with a lid for 30 minutes to an hour. Season to your liking with salt, black pepper, or sugar.
Try spinach, collards, arugula, or any other dark green instead of amaranth.
If you don't have these exact ingredients, don't worry! Try using a store-bought curry paste, bouillon cube, ramen packet, shrimp paste, miso paste, or even ketchup! Season 1 tsp at a time, your result will be different, but it will undoubtedly be delicious.
Leftover tips: Use it to dress your next bowl of pasta, add beans and ground chicken to make a curry chilli, or put in a baking pan and top with mashed potatoes for an innovative shepherd's pie.