Mr.R cooked us a seriously delicious curry a few days ago.
The house was full of the heady aroma of spice. We like spice, we eat a lot of spicy food.
He started the roasted vegetable curry bright and early one morning by making a spice paste, just the smell as he ground the spices made my taste buds tingle.
Then he chopped lots of onions and garlic, which are the base of almost every meal we eat. You can't have too much of either, they're fab.
Mr.R then sauteed the onions and garlic until they were soft, sweet, and heavenly. It is at this stage of cooking that we usually enjoy a small taste or two, but only to make sure they're properly cooked of course. ;)
Mr.R then added the spice paste to the onions and garlic, and left the pot to cook on low for a few hours.
And then the day was over. And that is why I called this meal Two Day Roasted Vegetable Curry - because it took two days to make it.
Roasting the vegetables. They're not burnt, the lightening is crap
The next morning Mr.R was busy in the kitchen peeling and chopping vegetables. Then he roasted the various vegetables including, sweet potato, parsnip, carrot, aubergine, potato, swede, mushroom, and also a mixed collection of things from the stockpot that Mr.R has in the freezer, and there were a few other things added too.
Once the roasted vegetables were thoroughly cooked they were added to the onion, garlic, and spice mix from the previous day.
Mr.R then added even more ingredients, including various beans, courgettes, and sweetcorn to the pot.
Now all we just had to wait while everything mingled together in the pan, and each ingredient took on the flavours of its neighbour, slowly mingling to what would be the end result - a scrumptious roasted vegetable curry.
The sauteed onions, garlic, spice paste, and a few other ingredients
More vegetables, and other things added to the onions, garlic, and spice paste
Eventually after what felt like weeks, but was actually only two days, the roasted vegetable curry was perfect, ready to serve, and more importantly ready to eat.
It was, as is all of the food cooked by Mr.R - absolutely gorgeous.
Just writing this blog post, and remembering back is making my mouth water.
You can't beat proper home cooked food.
Two day roasted vegetable curry, it was hot, hearty, and very healthy.
Two Day Roasted Vegetable Curry
served with basmati rice cooked in coconut milk with raisins
The photos don't look good at all, but as I've already said, the curry tasted seriously good.
What's your favourite curry? Or your favourite spicy food?