I used to think that 3am was reserved
or melancholy's embrace
But I woke up one morning at 2 am
to find him sitting at the foot end of my bed
Today he visited at 5am
and wrapped me tightly in his arms
It has been a very long time since I’ve last posted a recipe, but I was asked for this one recently, and figured that, since I am typing it out, I may as well share it here.
I call this Almost-Korma, as it cannot be considered to be a true Korma, due to the lack of tomato and my methods. As my daughter is allergic to tomato, I do not cook with any and often find other ways to match the taste.
| ||1. Add some coconut oil to a large pot/sauce pan and melt over low heat. Add the chopped onions and cook until soft.|
2. Turn up the heat and caramelise the onions slightly. Add the ginger, cashew nuts and spices and fry lightly. You may need to add a little bit of water to make this a little more saucy. Now add the soy chunks and fry lightly until the soy has absorbed some of the flavours
3. Add the coconut milk and cream and simmer slowly for about 10 minutes
4. Add the paneer and simmer for another 10-15 minutes.
Serve warm with basmati rice, sambals and naan.
We started unpacking the many, many boxes in our store room, and I came across a box with some of our old wedding pictures. I took a photo of a photo (yes, indeed, I did that) because I wanted to keep this one with me.
Such a long time ago. Scary to think how much we have been through since then.