Friday, 4 January 2013

Back for Good!? Hot'n'Fruity Potato and Carrot Curry

'I guess now it's time for me to give up. I feel it's time.'

In 2012 ... a lot of things happened that shouldn't have had!

'Whatever I said, whatever I did, I didn't mean it.'

While kicking 2012 farewell I was a bit mean and some started worrying ... well, at least some worried whereas a lot wouldn't, if I'm not there anymore.

What now?!

Was the beginning of Cooking Around the World something that shouldn't have happened? Will anyone miss crazy stories intertwined with cooking that don't have anything to do with cooking? What about recipes that make the truth appear on your hips? Besides that who can stand the truth???
Then there are the things that have the capacity to bring you a burning sensation several times to your body ...

... 2013 ... Happy new year? Who knows about such things???

It's up to you to be happy ...

Besides that ... things go on as they have been before ... but will it be back for good?
The answer is shrouded in darkness ...

You didn't understand a word? Well, then directly continue with the burning ... and have a Hot'n'Fruity Potato and Carrot Curry ...

Ingredients (everything you don't like is optional, but then you might end up with nothing much):
1 red onion, finely chopped
500 g potatoes, peeled and cut in cubes (sort of)
500 g carrots, peeled and cut in cubes (you know)
1 tbs flour
500 ml vegetable stock
1 chili (oh, oh, I used a habanero one), finely chopped
100 ml coconut milk
2 tsp mango chutney
2 tsp curry powder
Juice of one lime

Preparation (beware not to make 'the' mistake):
Let's talk business now and put this Hot'n'Fruity Potato and Carrot Curry together.
We start off by softening the onion in a pan with some oil at low heat. After that we chuck in the potatoes and the carrots and turn up the heat a bit to fry them a little bit. You will see some colour appear on the potatoes.
Spread the flour all over it ... if you can and then pour over it the vegetable stock. Go with a wooden spoon through it and ... add the chili. While talking about chillies, just keep in mind to be careful, when handling them or otherwise they will burn also in another way. We will talk about this a bit later again.
Did you add the chili? I did and the coconut milk, mango chutney and curry powder goes in as well. Spoon things through again to have it all spread evenly (sort of).
Then it's time to put a lid on it and let it simmer for at least 30 minutes.

Don't worry too much about the things you don't have! After all, you could have added some pieces of chicken breast and some pieces of mango as well, but ... we didn't ...
So, don't worry, be happy!

After the simmering is over, turn off the heat, remove the lid and add the lime juice. Use that spoon once more. Then you are ready to heat. Should you be as stupid as me and have used the habanero chili, you will have quite a burning feeling in your mouth. However, there will also be a certain fruitiness. Guess why!

Once the meal is over, I hope you are still happy ...

Nevertheless, there comes the point in once life where you have to rub your eyes, because of something ...

... what a stupid idea!!! A really stupid idea, when you have handles chillies and removed the seeds with using your fingers. Even if you wash your fingers afterwards, something still remains. Yes, rubbing your eyes using those fingers is really stupid ...

... yet another reason to cry! Will it ever end?

I only know that this was not the first time I did this chili part and for sure it will not be the last time ...

If you dare to try this Hot'n'Fruity Potato Carrot Curry, let me know what you think about it!

That's all for now, but is it back for good?!


  1. i know the feeling of wondering if it is time to give up. I sometimes think I am crazy for keeping it up, as if i didn't have enough to do. But your kitchen exploits would be missed. By the way where did you buy habanero chili? I have been looking everywhere for them.

    1. How about growing your own? Maybe, I could send you some of the seeds. Habaneros appear only randomly in the shops. I saw some also on the market in Brixton.

    2. That is my plan this year. I had a lot of success with tomatillos last year. Wish it wasn't so expensive to go into London or I would sneak over there more and go shopping. :)

    3. That's true! I have no plans this year. I will see how things unfold.

  2. I would certainly miss your funny, quirky posts and the excellent recipes you make. Please don't go.....

    1. Thank you! Where should I go to? I have no idea.

  3. Phew, what a relief and hope you are here for a good while longer! I rarely understand all of your posts, but I love them all the same and I also like a bit of burn to my curry too, so this would suit me fine.

    1. Sometimes I don't even understand my posts, but sometimes they are intended to have a double meaning, which I can only understand. That makes me feel better to write things away in a certain kind of way.

  4. I have done the same with chili fingers before! I wear contacts and despite washing and scrubbing my hands, the chili lives on and I get another hit in the eyes when I put my contacts back in the following day. Your curry looks lovely, Christian. I have Stumbled it!

    1. Thank you! So you can fully understand what I mean.

  5. I think you and Cooking Around the World would certainly be missed! So don't go anywhere ;) This recipe sounds so flavorful. I love spicy foods and these potatoes and carrots sound like something I'd just adore.

    1. Well, I think, no one understood this post fully. No worries! If you don't hear anything anymore from Cooking Around the World, there would be the chance that I'm dead ... or at least so ill I can't cook and write anymore.


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