Another first! Yet this one didn’t go as well as the others. It was my first time every eating Indian Cuisine, so before yesterday I had only ever imagined what the flavors would taste like, however my imagination is much better than what I had last night. For awhile now I have been wanting to try curry, but I didn’t want buy all of the spices and end up not liking it, so i bought a pre-made sauce. Looking back I feel like making my own sauce would’ve tasted much better but it’s easy to say that now! (Plus spices are kind of expensive, so I was trying to avoid that). I took inspiration from One Ingredient Chef’s Coconut Sweet Potato Curry, however I wont blame them for my failure.That was all my own (oh and the sauce from Walmart’s fault). I diced up my sweet potatoes, added my chickpeas and the sauce and let that cook at a medium temperature. (I was planning on adding the onion and zucchini, but I just forgot to).
That’s when the waiting game started. I let it cook for half an hour stirring every once in awhile, with the lid on. When I checked it? The sweet potatoes were practically raw. I let them cook for another 20 minutes, and still they were hardly cooked. I added some frozen spinach to the dish as well at about the 40 minute mark because I hoped that it would be done at the 50 minute mark. Alas I had no luck. At that point it was already pretty late and my tummy was grumbling. So I gave up. When I tried the sauce it tasted pretty sweet, nothing like the extremely flavorful spicy aroma I had previously imagined.
So overall I ended up with uncooked sweet potatoes, overall a sweet completely non-spicy sauce, and overall lameness. Sorry for my lack of better description words, I was just severely disappointed in the dish last night.
However, I will give curry another try, just probably not right away. First I’ll collect the spices and try and make an authentic curry rather than buying it from a jar. Lesson learned.
It looks pretty, however looks can be misleading….
What’s the best curry recipe you’ve tried?
Happy Eating & Thanks for Reading!