Friday, June 10, 2011

Spicy Sausage and Potato Curry


 It's grilling season around here so sausages are constantly going on sale.  I can't resist a sale so I bought a package of brats sausages and then didn't know what I was going to do with them.  I could have just grilled them, but I decided to spice them up a different way and that's how this sausage and potato curry came about. 

You will need 1 package (about 1lb) of any style sausage you like to use for this curry. 

You will also need:
1 large onion chopped
4 potatoes peeled and cubed
2 serrano chiles sliced
20-25 curry leaves
1 small piece of cinnamon stick
3-4 cloves of garlic grated
1 inch of grated ginger
1 cup of diced tomatoes (fresh or canned)
1 tsp of  vinegar
1 cup of water
salt and pepper to taste
1 tsp of chili powder (or to taste)
1/2 tsp of turmeric
4-5 green cardamom pods
3-4 cloves
1 Tbs of curry powder ( I used American Curry powder by McCormick)

 In a large pan add 1 Tbs of canola oil on med-high heat.  Once heated first add the curry leaves, cinnamon stick, cardamoms, cloves and fry for 30 seconds.  Then add the onions, potatoes, sausage, chilies and fry for another minute.  Now add your grated ginger and garlic and fry for another 1-2 minutes.  Finally add salt, pepper and your dry spices.  Stir well and fry for 2-3 minutes.

Then add your crushed tomatoes, vinegar and 1 cup of water.  Allow everything to simmer for 15-20 minutes or until your potatoes are fork tender and the sausage is cooked through.

Add 1 cup or half a can of coconut milk and simmer for another 2-3 minutes. Taste for salt here.

Serves 4-6.   This dish goes well with any rice and curry meal or with flat breads like roti, naan, chapathi.  Enjoy.

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