Thursday, January 8, 2009

Curry Vegetable Sauce with Pita Triangles & The Mango Cutter

This evening I tried something else from the same book. I don't think it was as successful. Maybe because I had visions of a thick and creamy rich curry sauce and all I got was a weak beige liquid. The flavor was ok but it was pretty runny... even after adding cornstarch to thicken it up. Perhaps it's because I always use skim milk when it calls for 2%? Around here we save the 2% for Jason's morning cereal.

In addition to the vegetables and curry sauce, I made some pita triangles. I used a recipe for a pita pizza in which the seasonings were just the base for the pizza toppings. That turned out nice. Here's the recipes:

Curry Vegetable Sauce
1tsp margerine
1cup chopped onions
1 carrot finely chopped
1 celery stalk finely chopped
1 tsp minced garlic (I was lazy and used garlic powder)
2tbsp all-purpose flour
2tsp curry powder to taste
1cup vegetable stalk (I used my homemade chicken stalk)
1cup 2% milk (I used skim)
Freshly ground black pepper to taste
(I added a handful of raisins - you should too!)

In saucepan, melt butter. Add onion, carrot celery and garlic; stirring occasionally, 10 minutes or until soft and browned. Stir in flour and curry powder; cook, stirring 1 minute. Gradually whisk in stock and milk; continue cooking until thickened. Season to taste with pepper. Use as is or puree in blender (I put it in the magic bullet - I would say this is a must or it's like vegetable soup with chunks)

For these, I whisked together some olive oil, lemon juice, parmasean cheese & dijon mustard. I brushed it over 2 whole pitas and then cut each into 4 triangles. Pop them in the oven until they're cripsy and voila! We're always looking for different ways to season these puppies... this one was a hit but I must say my all time favorite was when we put lime juice on them.

MY REVIEW: This was not what I expected but a good sauce thick with vegetables. It doesn't get any healthier than pouring veggies over more veggies! It seemed to be getting thicker as we ate however so the left-overs have potential. I may make this again but perhaps try it over rice or pasta. Pita chips get a thumbs up!

JASONS REVIEW: 4 out of 5 for the sauce - "it was tasty". As for the pita chips, "crunchy and delicious". He liked the dijon mustard flavor.

ALSO, I tried my new mango chopper for the first time tonight. It was a major success! I highly recommend it to anyone who loves mangos but hates sticky messes. And since I know my mom is the only one who reads this, thanks for the mango chopper!


  1. I am rushing out to get my own mango slicer! The staff at Bosch Kitchen Centre know their gadgets!

  2. Now you know that your mom isn't the only one reading this blog. PS I'm a Laurel too

  3. Yay! So exciting to know that my mom is not alone. I've never actually met another Laurel. Don't know what's more exciting.