Monday, June 28, 2010

All-in Curry

Got up late today at 9 plus. Actually I got up earlier at 5.20 to wake my younger girl who has a 3-day camp to attend. After dropping her off at the train station, I resumed my snooze. By the time I was done with breakfast, it was already approaching 11. You must wonder why I took so much time for breakfast. Well besides food, I usually feast on the daily news. ;p

It was too late for me to rush to the market. I have to work this afternoon. I had originally planned on cooking mee goreng and needed some vegetables to go with it. Okay, what should I do now??? Think! Aha! CURRY! This dish never fails to delight my hubby. Since there are only the two of us, again I resorted to a one-dish meal. I managed to raid my fridge and came up with eggs, a carrot, a tomato, a capsicum and meatballs. The veggies were in the fridge for almost 4 days. If they're kept any longer, they would just waste away. So I decided to 'dump' everything in.

This is what I used:

2 medium-size onions
4 cloves garlic
1 1/2 cm ginger
3 chilli padi
some curry leaves

50g curry powder mixed with some water to a paste
1 packet coconut cream (Kara 200ml)

3 potatoes, cut to size
1 whole carrot, cut to size
4 hard-boiled eggs
8 swedish meatballs (from Ikea)
1 tomato, quartered
1 capsicum, sliced

water, depending on how much gravy you want

How I did it :

1. Grind all ingredients in A.

2. Microwave carrot and potatoes with enough water to cover on high for 6 minutes. This is to soften them partially and they cook faster in the curry. Do not discard the water as it can be added into the curry during cooking.

3. Heat enough oil in a pot and saute the ground ingredients till fragrant. Add in the curry paste and continue to stir fry for a few minutes.

4. Add in the carrot and potatoes together with the water. Add more water to boil till they are almost soft.

5. Then add in the meatballs and boil for a short while before putting in the eggs and the coconut cream. Bring to a boil and add salt to taste.

6. Lastly, add tomato and capsicum and let it boil for a minute and it's done!


  1. this is an easy and quick meal,look yummy!

  2. I love curries! Yours look really thick and goes so well with rice. You're making me crave now :)

  3. Hi Sonia,
    It's one of my lazy days and especially if I have to work in the afternoon and when there are only 2 persons eating. :)

  4. Hi Noobcook,
    My hubby prefers thick curry and spicy ones. So most of the time my curries will be thickish.

  5. wow this sounds so simple and so easy to follow, I must cook this! :)

  6. Hi Big Boys Oven,
    It's a flexible dish where you can just add any meat or veggie of choice.


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