By Popular Demand

OK, not so popular, but two people asked in the comments, and that’s worth a post! Power to the people and all that.

I have a basic curry recipe that can go with just about anything. I have used turkey, chicken, apple, lentils, and broccoli, or a mixture of those.

Last week, as an example, I started with about half a bag of lentils. I cooked them in about 4 cups of water (bring to a boil, then simmer for about 45 minutes or until lentils are tender), then drained them. I added about 2 cups of chopped apple, then a tablespoon of curry powder (or more if you like things spicy), 1/2 a teaspoon of salt, and 1/4 teaspoon of ground red pepper (sometimes marked “cayenne pepper”) and mixed it up. Then I whisked 2 Tablespoons of corn starch into 1/2 cup of milk in a separate bowl (or mixing cup) and added that to the lentil mix. Finally, I added 2 cups of chicken broth and stirred it all up and heated it until it started to thicken up. It’s best served over rice.

The original recipe is here – I use the curry part but change what I mix with the curry. I have a more involved curry recipe that calls for cooking on a double boiler, but I feel like that’s more trouble than it’s worth for a simple supper.

A note about using lentils – you may find you need to add more salt to the final product, but it’s best to add at the end when you can taste it so it’s not too salty. The curry helps liven up the lentils, and it’s the only way my dear husband will eat lentils, so far.

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