This was an experiment to try to replicate a Southern Indian curry found in 'The New Tastes of India' cookbook, & turned out amazingly well. We'll be making this one again.
Try this and be in love with raw food again. Seriously, it's that good. Based on a wrap filling I buy from the fabulous Santa Cruz, CA-based Cafe la Vie at my farmer's market. It's great wrapped in a collard leaf, eaten on top of greens, or lumped on the spines of romaine lettuce leaves, even all by itself it's perfect! All measurements are roughly on point, but adjust based on what you have and what taste you want to achieve. Spicy? More cayenne. Sweet? More sweetener. Carrots coming out your ears? Use more carrots than the other ingredients. You get the picture. Esp important in the dressing. Play with the measurements and taste until you're smiling, oohing and ahhing.
I serve this over kelp noodles, "teriyaki" almonds, chopped carrots, broccoli, green onion and snap peas. Really tasty.
Adjust the measurements to your liking. They are not exact, but they're pretty close.
I wasn't even trying to make a curry though I LOVE Indian food! I was just at the market thinking up a stuffed tomato salad with perhaps a vague Morrocan theme, and happened to pick up some Indian spices for future use.
I have quite a bit of experience with Indian cooking back in the days... and I don't know why it took me so long to try it raw! (A friend had told me she hadn't had any luck with it... )
So at the last minute I decided to go for the Indian touch instead, thinking either way this recipe wasn't going to turn out very well... and I was surprised how amazing it turned out! Can't wait to try more!!!
This soup, invented last night in a flurry of inspiration, is indescribably delicious. Just one spoonful will send your taste buds into paroxysms of euphoria. I’m not kidding. Prepare to be transfixed. Warning: If you generally prefer sitting down to eat, get settled at table before tasting or you may never make it! I finished my bowl standing up, it was that good. (This is the short story. For the long story, please visit my blog http://eat2evolve.blogspot.com/2009/08/paradise-found-thai-red-c....)