I’m doing something that someone made fun of me once for doing.
I’m showing you how to make curry with a curry blend, instead of making your own.
Whatevs, I’m over it. Folks are all snobby and all “you’re not really cooking if you’re using a spice blend, curry isn’t a plant, the taste is soooo much more full and rich,” when you use a curry blend like I do here and here. Snobby, I tell you! The thing is, though, that this particular curry blend came from India.
Indian people use curry blends, kids.
Now, I know, I know. Americans buy frozen pizzas when they could totally make their own at home. I don’t care. If you want a frozen pizza you should buy and COOK one. It’s still cooking.
Also, spice blends save time. They also save money if you don’t cook a lot and don’t necessarily want to buy the 17 separate spices needed to make a nice curry blend. So, I say go for it.
My father suffered food poisoning on his quest to get me this particular curry blend. I mean, he was technically on a work trip, but I think that he secretly asked to go to India for “work” so he could get me spices. In my mind, I’m like, totally his favorite child and he’s JUST SO PROUD of all I’m accomplishing in the kitchen. Ahem.