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Friday, April 30, 2021

Curry Sauce

 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.

I served it over rice. Turned out to be really good curry.
I did make curry again. I had one left over pork chop. I had cut it up and cook with carrots and celery (I was out of onion, cut I did add onion powder). For the sauce I used 1 tablespoon of butter and flour with the cup of milk. The consistency was more to my liking. This curry turned out tasty, but the flavor for the first curry dish was better. I could be I had more butter, I had onions in my first dish, it could of been that my pork was bland (compared to the sausage), or I simple had less curry powder or other seasonings in my sauce.  Overall, my second version was still a tasty curry.

So here is the final recipe I am using to make the curry sauce:

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.

 


I am going to share this with:


5 comments:

  1. I haven't experimented much with curry. Maybe this is a good time to try!

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  2. Great Curry sauce, sometimes it takes a bit to get it right. Thanks so much for sharing.
    Miz Helen

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  3. Thanks for sharing another great recipe. #HomeMattersParty

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  4. I like spicy curry!! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party. Have a great week.

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  5. This looks mighty tasty!! And we love spicy! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party. Hope your week is amazing!

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