First of all, it is not often that I make curry. My husband is can not handle spicy food, so I would only make it for just me and my son. I had come across a curry sauce recipe that is a variation of a white sauce recipe in my grandmother's vintage cook book. That night I knew I was making curry. I was going to make a chicken curry, but my grocery store has a variety of sausages made in house and I went with this chicken spinach asiago sausage. I only took two sausages ( it was only me and my son) cut it up with about 1 carrot, some celery, and onion. I sautéed the veggies first in some oil until it was soft . Then added the sliced sausage.
Then it is on to the sauce. The cook book had variations for a thin, medium, and heavy sauce, I tried the medium version, I melted 2 tablespoons of butter with 2 tablespoons of flour. Cook this until it is a smooth paste. Slowly add 1 cup of milk, cook until the desired consistency. The cook book says 10 minutes, but it was already thick for me within a few minutes. I thought it got too thick and added some milk to thin out the sauce. I added 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon of pepper to the sauce. I added 1/2 teaspoon curry powder. I added the curry sauce to the veggies and sausage.
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon flour
1 cup milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon curry powder
Melt butter over medium heat, add flour. Cook for about a minute, slowly incorporate the milk and cook until you have the desired consistency. Add the spices.
I had saluted about 1/2 to 1/2 cup of carrots, celery, and onion. Add about 1/2-1 cup of protein of choice. I added the sauce to this. Keep in mind that you could easily vary the protein and veggies.
I am no means an expert on making curry, but the sauce is a simple and good start for beginners like me.
I also have had many failed attempts at making rice. So here is a You Tube video from Alton Brown on how to make rice.
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