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28 November 2014 @ 07:42 pm
Fifty Weeks, Fifty Curries: Week Eleven: Addendum  
This is somewhat unusual circumstances, since usually eating curry leftovers isn't really deserving of its own special post, but this time I actually changed the recipe so I figured I'd write a bit. Last time, I found out that softlykarou had left the oil out of the recipe, so I wondered if that had anything to do with why I didn't like it so much. So instead of just microwaving and eating the leftovers that way, I put two cups worth or so in a pot, added three and a half tablespoons of olive oil, and simmered it for about 20 minutes. I was a bit worried about how the olive oil would make it taste, since we get our olive oil from Oh Olive, but I figured I couldn't possibly make it taste worse, so it was worth a try.

It looks creamier to me. It might just be delusion.

After I put it in a bowl, I took a bite and was immediately surprised with how inoffensive it was. That surprising sourness was completely gone, and while the curry still didn't have any real kind of depth--pepper was by far the strongest flavor, bursting out and then vanishing and blotting out much else--it was certainly tolerable now. I ate the whole thing with a side of basmati rice and didn't complain at all.

softlykarou tried a bit and said she still didn't like it, and I don't really blame her. There's a reason for my word choices above, because I wouldn't describe the result as good. But it's vaulted past the initial bad impression so that at least I'm willing to eat the rest of the leftovers now instead of throwing them away, and that's more than I expected.
Current Mood: satisfiedsatisfied
Current Music: Hear O Israel podcast