Have you ever had an accidental break through in the kitchen? Y’know, one of those ones where you start off with one thing, it goes a bit wrong or not to planned and then you end up with something even better than what you initially wanted?
I certainly just had one with this delicious new creation of mine! And it was so blog-worthy that I managed to break my favourite serving bowl in my haste to photograph it! *sad face*
This curry was initially supposed to be Palak Gosht, the sister dish to this curry. I used an aromatic blend of freshly ground spices, green cardamom, black cardamom, cinnamon, coriander seeds and cumin seeds, to add to the meat as I simmered it for an hour till tender. This blend is invitingly warm, delightfully fragrant and has a nutty undertone to it, something that makes me want to bulk grind and bottle this stuff up to sprinkle over pretty much everything! When the hour of simmering was up, I lifted up the lid to add the spinach and, quite frankly, I was taken aback at how amazing the aroma was! I took a spoon to test out the spices and… 1… 2… 3… 4 licks later I was in no denial that this brilliant creation was a meal in its own right and should be eaten and appreciated just the way it is! With no need to chop the spinach… I rejoiced.
Aside from the freshly ground spices, the only spices used are salt and turmeric. That’s right, there’s no chilli in this recipe! This makes it an ideal dish to serve for someone who isn’t quite keen on the heat without sacrificing in ‘Wow’ factor! Additionally, this recipe does not use and tomatoes or ginger. The base of the curry is made from onions and garlic only and I feel like this just allows the true beauty of the ground spice mix to just shine through. Whilst garnishing, I didn’t use any fresh coriander because I just didn’t want a single thing to take away from the beauty of this dish! Fresh coriander has a strong taste, something I absolutely love but just didn’t feel suited well for this curry.
…I did end up garnishing it with some green chilli before serving though because it kinda looked bare and empty. So I guess you could also garnish it with fresh coriander too!
Enjoy, with love x