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I’ve got an appetite for curry. The fragrant aroma of ginger, garlic, chili, coconut and turmeric is like candy to my senses. I don’t discriminate. Green curry bowls, peanut curry, slow-cooker red curry, Indian curry; asking me to pick a favorite is like asking me to pick my favorite episode of Arrested Development. I can’t & I won’t.
With all the options, I sideline yellow curry the most. It’s not that I don’t love it, but it tends to not have the same richness as green curry or depth of spice as the red variety. That is, until I tried the yellow curry at a hole-in-the-wall Thai joint in DC a few months back.
You know those meals that seduce you to have just one more bite, even though you’re past the point of fullness? That was this curry. Rich and creamy with just a hint of ginger and red chilis.
Like all good meals, I’ve been dreaming about this one ever since. So, into the kitchen I went to create my own yellow curry bowl.
Save this one for when you want curry in a hurry. Make a quick sauce by combining the curry powder, coconut milk and yellow curry paste. I prefer to use light coconut milk when I’m cooking at home but if you love the thick mouthfeel of restaurant curry then you’ll want to use a full-fat can instead.
Into the pot go the rest of the vegetables and a can of garbanzo beans for extra protein and heft. I won’t lie when I say it’s my favorite ingredient here. I really could just eat this sauce with chickpeas and be done with it but what kind of RD would I be if I didn’t include a least a few vegetables? Simmer, thicken and serve.
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