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From: LoriM (adsl-157-133-210.mgm.bellsouth.net)
Subject: My version
Date: April 9, 2003 at 5:34 am PST

In Reply to: Calling Bikini Babe - LoriM! Cauliflower-Potato Curry question... posted by Sassy on April 9, 2003 at 1:37 am:

I took so many liberties with that recipe that I am not really sure I should have claimed I'd ever made it. LOL. First of all, I didn't have any curry powder--NONE. So, I used a combination of curry-ish spices without actually going to the trouble of making my own mild curry like Lorna mentions in the book. I make curry a lot, so I just popped some coriander seeds, and used ground tumeric, cinnamon, cumin, coriander, chili powder, and cloves. What I always do to lower the fat (the first time) in a high fat recipe is double the recipe without doubling the fat part, if that makes sense. So, I made a huge batch (about 3 times as many potatoes as called for), a gigantic head of cauliflower, and a can of "lite" coconut milk matched with a can of water. I left out the tomato paste (I didn't have any, and who opens a can of tomato paste for two tablespoons? LOL). I didn't have any red bell pepper, but I did have this ancient jar of pimentos that I wanted to use, so I added that when it was finished. I also added about a cup of onion, 4-5 cloves of garlic and more than a pinch of cayenne pepper.

It was scrumptious.

The second time I made it, I made a more reasonable batch, but had curry powder, and took some frozen coconut from my freezer and whirred it in the blender with some hot water to make the milk. Worked great.

*NEXT* time, I want to try water with coconut flavoring just to see how necessary the milk is at all. I think I can get this recipe to virtually nonfat.

Anyway, yes, the cauliflower does look "exploded" and stirs up into a nice creamy background, not really chunks of cauliflower at all. So, I think I'll put some sweet potato chunks in with the white potato, and some carrots, and maybe leeks instead of onion. And parsnips, if I find them.

I really want to become the master of PC curries. My PC actually is Indian (Manttra), and I know that PC cooking is quite popular there.

Lori



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