Thursday, December 11, 2014

Sausage and Potato Curry (Throwback Thursday)


2011 Photo
 I remember when I first made this sausage and potato curry for the blog, the photos were so washed out and boring.  It looked nothing like what the dish tasted so I was very disappointed with how they turned out.  Of course back then, I really had no clue about food photography (I still have a lot to learn).    I've made this dish several times since I first posted it, but was nervous that my photos would still look dull and gray. 

Finally, I found myself with this dish all cooked and ready for it's close up.  So I let the dish strike a pose and I am very pleased with how much better it looks now.  

Now these photos finally look like what the dish tastes likes...spicy, vibrant and mouthwatering! 


1lb any style sausage (casing removed) 
1 large onion chopped
4 potatoes peeled and cubed
2 serrano chiles sliced
12-20 curry leaves
1 small piece of cinnamon stick
2 tsp garlic grated
1 inch fresh grated ginger
1 cup of diced tomatoes (fresh or canned)
1 green bell pepper chopped (optional) 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

1/4 tsp fenugreek seeds
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, fenugreek seeds, 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 20-25 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 or chapathi.  Enjoy.

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