Mince garlic, onion and ginger. Dice the carrot and cut the bell pepper into thin slices then pan fry with olive oil for 5 minutes. Then add garlic, onion and ginger and cook until the onions become translucent. Stir in curry paste and tomato paste and cook for one minute stirring the ingredients around in the pan. Add 2 cup of water and lentils then bring to a boil. In the mean time cook the rice in 1 ½ cups of water.
Let the lentils soften for 10 minutes then add the remaining ingredients, stirring well to combine them. Cook with the lid for 15-20 on medium low heat.
Once the rice has cooked completely remove from the stove and serve some of it into a bowl. Add your lentil curry and serve with some delicious naan bread. Enjoy!
My roommate got me a Thai cookbook for Christmas, and I decided that this mild curry would be the first recipe in it I tried. Problem was, none of the four grocery stores in my area sold yellow curry paste (and if I wanted to make my own, I would need even more obscure ingredients, like galangal and kaffir leaves). Ultimately, I wound up having to buy the curry paste online.
It finally came today. Let’s get cooking.
The other ingredients, thankfully, were much simpler to find. Potatoes, onions, and chicken are the main components. The sauce calls for both coconut milk and coconut cream (yes, there’s a difference).
Start by combining the curry paste,oil, and coconut cream over medium-high heat.
Then, add the coconut milk.
….And some chicken stock.
…And the chopped potatoes and onions.
…and fish sauce! (Apparently this sauce, which is made from anchovies and salt, is used in Thai cooking a lot. It tastes great, but smells like a fish market. T_T)
Cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
Then, add the chopped chicken (My roommate used cubed, extra-firm tofu in hers) and simmer for 8 more minutes.
I really should have used a bigger plate for this -_- But, it was pretty good! I thought it was a little spicy, but my roommate said it was actually pretty mild, as curries go *insert joke about white people being weak against spicy food here* lol
Here’s the recipe in full, as it originally appeared in Simple Thai Food: Classic Recipes From The Thai Home Kitchen by Leela Punyaratabandhu:
¼ cup kari or “yellow” curry paste
1 tbsp. coconut or vegetable oil
½ cup coconut cream (the thick layer at the top of a can of coconut milk)
1 cup coconut milk
¾ cup sodium-free chicken stock
1 pound Yukon gold or waxy potatoes, peeled and cut into 2-inch cubes
1 pound yellow or white onions, quartered through the stem end
2 tbsp. fish sauce
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs or breasts, cut into 2-inch cubes
In a 2-quart saucepan, combine the curry paste, oil, and coconut cream over medium-high heat and fry until fragrant and the coconut fat separates, about 2 minutes. Add the coconut milk, stock, potatoes, onions, and fish sauce, stir well, and simmer, covered, for about 15 minutes, until the potatoes have softened.
Add the chicken to the pan, then add water if necessary to keep everything submerged. Turn up the heat to bring the mixture to a gentle boil, then lower the heat to a simmer, and cook until the chicken is cooked through and the potatoes and onions are tender, about 5 to 8 minutes. Taste for seasoning and add more fish sauce if needed.
Remove from heat and serve. (Kelley’s Note: They suggest serving a cucumber relish on the side, but I’m not including the recipe for that because I didn’t use it. I will post it if requested, though.)
Ingredients (for four people):
2-3 tablespoons Yellow Curry paste
200g Thai onions
400g meat of your choice (sliced into pieces)
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 can (400ml) of coconut milk
1-2 teaspoons of palm sugar
Stir fry the Yellow Curry paste with the oil in a pan for 1-2 minutes and then add half a can of coconut milk and stir together.
Add meat and stir with the curry paste mix until meat changes colour.
Add remaining coconut milk and heat until boiling.
Add the potato and onion, followed by the water and cook until the vegetables soften with the curry, stirring occasionally so the sauce becomes creamy and thick.
Add the palm sugar according to taste and stir in. Serve with either Jasmine rice or fried rice, in a beautiful rice serving bowl.
Yellow Thai curry with onion, chicken, and potatoes served over rice.
I’m quite proud of this even if the curry came out of a bottle from Trader Joes (damn good). I even figured out how to fillet the chicken breast off the bone before dicing it. :) My taste buds really needed some flavour to make my rather bland diet more exciting.
i just saw your previous ask about the paleo diet and i wanted to ask if it was hard to adjust? i'm in college rn and have the same eating habits you used to, so how did you manage to kick the habits of eating out all the time?
it wasn’t as hard as i thought it would be, now that im not in portland for school and i dont have fast access to junk food i dont eat it! i still get cravings, but as long as i dont buy sweets and snacks and the grocery store and its not in the house, its good.
and i still let myself cheat a bit, like i dont worry about my diet so much when im eating out with friends for cons bc i dont go to cons that often and social eating is much better when im not worrying about bread and shit. i still push myself to chose the healthier option in those cases, like even if im eating at a restaurant with friends i’ll still prefer to have a salad instead of like, fries or something.
i’ve replaced the stuff i used to snack on, like chips and bread, with a lot of fruit. my old favorite foods like pizza and burgers are rare treats for special occasions. some of my favorite foods are already paleo, (like yellow curry) so i eat those foods a lot more if i want to eat something really yummy without cheating
basically im trying to approach this as a life change that is sustainable; i know if i go full health nut and completely limit myself to only paleo ever then i’ll get sick of it and go back to my old habits. even at a size XL i was healthy and happy with myself, and i dont have a time limit or a goal weight, hell im not even weighing myself bc i know if i do i’ll either get discouraged or go overboard and get burned out. i have to keep reminding myself that this isn’t a life or death matter and i love my body no matter what, so going slow and treating myself every once in a while is ok!
- 1 kg chicken breast, cubed
- onion and garlic, chopped
- yellow curry paste
- 0.5 l coconut milk
- vegetables, what you have
The pic is self explanatory… fry onion and garlic, add curry paste and coconut milk and bring to a boil. Add chicken and cook for cca 30 min. Add some vegetables (peas and corn this time) and cook for another 15 min.
This is 10 lunches/dinners. Freeze. Or eat right away ;)
One portion has 6g carbs, because of peas/corn… with a better choice, this goes down.
So this dish was not what I intended to make. I wanted to make a yellow curry but half way through cooking I realised I had no coconut milk.. 😧. I had to think on my feet and that’s one skill I don’t have with cooking. But with some help from mum we managed to pull off this stew from what we had in the cupboard. And I’ll admit I am very proud of myself cause it tasted so good! Maybe one day I’ll be able to cook without using a recipe 😆👩🏽🍳
Single arm row 10 x 3 4kg
- Arnold press 10 4kg
DB Chess press 15 x 3 4kg
- DB flyes 10 4kg
Side lateral raise 8 x 3 4kg
- upright rows 10 4kg
Push ups until fail
To make up for my absentness I decided to post some headcanons that I’ve written a looong time ago, I hope this is good enough uwu
Kuroo has pretty good alcohol tolerance so it might take some time to get him drunk, also, he prefers not to drink too much in front of others, especially his teammates as it might set a bad example.
He’s a Mary Poppin drinker which also means : ‘they are already outgoing types who somehow get sweeter and happier with alcohol.’
He’s favorite type of alcohol would be vodka. Cherry infused ones are the best. He loves the sweet and sour sensation that runs through his taste buds when he drinks them.
Kuroo cracks even lamer puns and jokes when he’s drunk than he is when sober.
Kenma banned Kuroo from going to his house whenever Kuroo’s drunk because of that one time when he puked all over his room, not that he cares, but Kuroo puked on Kenma’s 3DS and boy did he have enough of his shit.
Favorite hangover cure would be Miso soup, more specifically, Shijimi Miso soup, which is basically Miso soup with a lot of clams. Least favorite would be Ukon, which is the stuff that makes curry yellow, and it tastes like dirt. So no one likes it, really.
Kuroo is very whiny whenever he has a hangover, and also, he pukes. A lot.
In conclusion, drunk Kuroo is annoying but fun to be with.