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#1 Old 01-16-2007, 01:19 PM
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OK, confession time...Ive been a vegetarian for years...



and never made a curry!



I have to make one for a dinner party tonight for 7 people...heres what I have in the house, can someone maybe give me some pointers?



Onions

Potatoes

Chickpeas

Tofu

Coconut (whole)

Green Peas

Curry Paste

Curry Powder



I also have most all other staples, like veg broth, oils...ect



Can someone please give me some advice here on how to procede? The dish needs to impress! Thanks!
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#2 Old 01-16-2007, 01:28 PM
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This recipe= easiest curry eveeer.



But in any case, all you really need to do is saute any aromatics (garlic, onion) in a bit of oil until soft. Stir in some curry powder (not too much at first, taste and adjust later). Add a tin of chopped tomatoes OR coconut milk, any diced veg (potatoes, chickpeas, bell pepper, courgette, carrot, peas, etc etc) and simmer until the veg can be easily pierced with a fork. Taste, adjust seasonings (more curry powder, cumin, coriander, whatever you prefer). Add more liquid (vegetable broth, coconut milk, etc) as needed while cooking, and give it a stir every now and then. Easy as pie!
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#3 Old 01-16-2007, 01:58 PM
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What Keelin said above sounds good.



You can also use some coconut and some tomato BOTh in the curry to make a creamy tomato curry base.



You said you have a whole coconut, but do you have coconut milk? Grate or food-process the coconut meat, add the juice from inside the coconut and squeeze the HECK out of it through a cheesecloth will give you the closest to canned coconut milk. I think curry needs coconut milk to really make the curry spices work, but it's just me.



I must say - you are VERY brave to attempt something "impressive" for a dinner party of 7 people - WOW - when you've never even made it before.



Let us know how it goes!
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#4 Old 01-16-2007, 03:25 PM
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Thanks for the tips! That recipe should work great. I like to be experamental when I cook, but usually I prefer to do it when its just me and the boyfreind eating, as opposed to me, the boyfreind and 5 co-workers, none of whom are vegetarian. Unfortunately I am known in the office for being a great cook...had a number of people tell me that if I prepared all of their meals they would have no problem going veg*n. So obviously, standards are a little high...I wish everyone though I was an awful cook...then I could just nuke some hot pockets and be done with it
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Everything went great...they all LOVED the curry, and I made a soybean hummus that everyone loved too...the best part was telling them the meal was all vegan, no one could believe it! Thanks for the help everyone!
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am a bit late to this one...happy to hear that it went well.
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I'm also glad to hear it went well! I hope you had a fun time
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