Mostly if I need to eat and there is noone else who enjoys it more to make something for me I'll end up with either Toast, Beans on toast...or a fried egg sandwich. If I do try to cook something more elaborate I tend to get annoyed quite quickly and it's always more random than planned whatever comes out of it.
But due to various reasons I recently had the oppertunity and need to cook something and so decided to try my hand at a curry (mainly because they are pretty easy and usually nice)
Now normally I would not mention such a mundane event as cooking, but quite a few people I know online and in life have told me off for my total lack of culinery ability -_- so as flimsy proof of my heeding of their complaints I have made this post. Which I also dedicate to my very good friend Marlar @I_Love_Burma who not only told me off for not being able to cook, but then insisted I make a video of the next time I did :S (she's such a meany >.<)
Hehe but also it's nicely timed into a full year since I met her so this is a combo cooking and anniversary post (thats got to at least save me from being told off for a few months ;)
So without further ado my curry!
First a video of me cooking as requested...it's not great and doesen't really tell you anything other than something about my music taste...but it's hard enough cooking let alone trying to video it! :P
And now some pictures of the actual meal. It was supposed to be a potato and aubergine curry...but we didn't have any aubergine and I don't really like them anyway, so I just stuffed a few more potatos and carrots in there.
The Curry paste, with all the usuals in there Cumin, Chillie Turmeric etc...that bit I actually really liked making i'd love to mess about with different flavours sometime.
Green Chillie, Onions, Mustardseeds and cumin seeds i think.
The finished thing simmering down, at this point it had loads of stuff in it, black onion seeds, tomato, veggie stock, potatos and carrots...i'd basically left the recipe and started just vaugely doing what was 'right' feeling :P I also didn't have a lid for that pan so it dried out a bit too quick...but it also turned out very sharp heat wise, so at my dad's suggestion we put in some Coconut milk (thank god we had some) and i added some extra water too. After one whole mini tin of Coconut it was much less spikey on the throat and had a wonderful coconut flavour. Plus it had given the veggies time to soften...I also found a massive pizza tray to cover the pan finally so it got a bit more simmering without drying out.
And the finished article :D it was surprisngly lovely and my dad was a real fan...almost finishing it all off that night :P
It was still a bit on the hot end but not eye watering blow your socks off hot, just more like you know you were eating curry hot and having hummus covered bread as an aside really helped ;)
Overall it was a grand success and more fun to make than most meals i've tried, perhaps i'll give another go at a curry and make something up this time. Infact I think thats my main issue with cooking, I don't really like just following a recipe. I'd much prefer to come up with something at the time, maybe if I do it that way it'll be less frustrating.
So since i'm on the topic; do you cook? Do you like to cook? and what would you suggest I try cooking, if I ever do again ;)
Wow wow wow! Yay yay yay Hehe :D It looks very yummy! Mmmm nom nom nom. ;) *drool* Thank you, BD Bede. (no one will believe you that I'm a meany. lol! :P) Happy one year anniverary of our friendship! :)
Yum! Love curry! I love to cook. Don't think I'm the greatest cook but I do need more years of experience for that.. :) I never made curry like that before. Looks good. I usually make the Vietnamese version with chicken, yams, and if you like to add potatoes and carrots as well, and flavored with chili, lemongrass, and coconut milk. You should try making phở or summer rolls is really easy and refreshing as well. :)
I actually really love to cook and tend to cook way too much for dinner parties or other events. Since I am a student, however, the university pays for most of my meals, so I don't have the need to cook that often during the school year. Last night, I made a stovetop avocado and cheese rotini for a few friends.
I came here on a rec from Boris. I like to cook and enjoy cooking. I am from India and cook Indian dishes all the time. I don't know where you are from. The fact you say aubergine instead of eggplant or brinjal, I think may be you are from England? If you lived anywhere in the US, i would ask you to come over and I would teach you how to cook. As it is though, I think you did a great job of it.
@KevEats - haha yea she seems nice but she's really quite bossy :P But actually I've needed to get round to cooking something for ages, this was just a good excuse.
@Babieboo_Annie - Hmmm those sound nice! I only recently got back into eating meat so perhaps I'll try some chicken again, I used to love chicken curry. Thank you Annie :)
@boxedwine - Whow that souds amazing :) Avocado is a brilliant food and always tastes great. Sounds like you're the person to hire for a party ;) it's always better to have too much good food than too little.
@ZSA_MD - :D what a lovely offer thank you! But yes sadly I am in the UK. But this post has certianly done a good job of encouraging me to try again at some point, so hopefully i'll get some skill with cooking eventually. :)
@xdeelynnx - :-O never had a curry??? You have to have one! they are lovely :) And no need to rush for the video...nothing happens lol
@bonmots - lol no, hence the rather dull camera angle from atop the microwave :P