Monday, January 31, 2011

The BBC...Bungalow Basic Curry

I have a basic curry recipe which a friend shared with me years ago...
I keep returning to it and have made it with a variety of ingredients.

It is a great potluck dish...
we attended a 40th anniversary potluck recently and this is what I took along.
I thought it might be one to share...

I made a vegetarian version
and doubled the ingredients
to feed a crowd!

It is simple and very forgiving
I love it served over rice with Major Grey's Indian chutney.

you could also serve it with shaved coconut, chopped peanuts, raisins
as toppings.

saute the vegetables until soft
add the spices
slowly add in the flour blending as you go
add the stock (vegetable or chicken)
then add the milk
cook until the veggies are soft
(add chicken or prawns if you like them)
I cook and ladle this out of my Le Creuset if I am at home
but for a potluck
I put this in a corningware covered casserole
wrap it in a towel and place it in a large basket
for ease of transport in the car.

As I put the towel lined basket on the floor in front of the oven
Pepper decided it was playtime and she hopped in...
Mr. HB had to help as she was resistant to vacate
and I was mitted and holding the hot casserole dish!

Domestics are calling my name...
yoo hoo...

Not much cleaning or tidying happened on the weekend
the Bungalow looks dishevelled
as do I
so I must away and get it sorted!

Bye for now!


  1. Oh that rubber glove is sheer genius! It must be our guide from now on!

  2. Dear Hostess of the Humble Bungalow,
    we all know: never go out shopping without eating something before. Now I will add: never look at Hostess' recipes without eating something before :-) I wrote it down and will try it - tomorrow.
    And the pictures of the domestic gloves are wonderful - I might call my second book on household care "Not Without My Marigolds!" Britta

  3. I suddenly got hungry too! I have curry with raisins, nuts, coconut and on the side have samosas dipped in MajorGrey!!! YUM!!!

    I need to get my pantry filled with canned stuff so I think I will make this soon! Thanks for the recipe!

  4. I love curry...but what I really love is all the condiments that you can put on it, especially toasted coconut. Yummy!

  5. That sounds not only delicious but healthy, too! I can smell it from here :)

  6. I am ashamed to say I have never eaten this in my entire life! It looks delish, and heathy!!

  7. I am crazy for curry. I want to come to your house for dinner!xo

  8. What a wonderful recipe Hostess - thanks for sharing! And I hope the date with the rubber gloves was not too bad!! X

  9. I love curry, I have been looking for a good recipe. Will definitely try this. Thanks!

  10. LPC- The glove could have a place here on the blog...

    Britta- I share that feeling when I read other blogs with foodie posts!

    Suburban Princess- Oh yummy them too, I have never made my own....have you?

    J.W.- Quite possibly a mascot has been created :)

    La Vie Quotidienne- I never considered toasting the coconut...that sounds like a good idea.

    Adrienne- It does scent the house a bit! I use my lampe berger !

    Bringing Pretty Back- Welcome...and I hope you like it if you try it!

    La Belette Rouge- I love curry in my devilled eggs too...if you love curry you MUST go to Vij's restaurant in Vancouver, B.C....he also has a fabulous cookbook!.

    Semi Expat- The gloves need to be replaced...they are wearing thin :(

    Julianne- Let me know what you think of this...

  11. One of my quirks, is that I eat curry (aloo mutter) and rice for breakfast, sometimes daily for weeks on end. I'm so addicted to it I can barely go a few days without it. My favourite brand of curry powder is Lalah's.

  12. theduchessofH- I have never tried curry for breakfast...I bet that it gives a thermal boost to the metabolism! I currently use Sun Brand curry...will look fo Lalah's next time I need some.