Thursday, October 7, 2010

A Curry for the American Palate: Peanut Butter and Green Pepper

This is an improvised version of the Goan curry that is made with homemade ground peanut and coconut paste. One day, feeling lazy, I decided to substitute  peanut butter. I have not looked back since then :)

Ingredients

medium sized green, red bell peppers (capsicum)-- 2 or 3
medium sized red onion-- one
fresh ginger to taste
Chunky or creamy peanut butter--1-2 tablespoon
Olive oil-- 1-2 tablespoon
salt to taste
red chili powder (optional)
turmeric-- 1/2 teaspoon (optional)




Instructions 



1. After removing the core and the seeds chop the pepper into small chunks. Cut the onion and the ginger also into small pieces.




2. Heat olive oil in a skillet; add the onions and the ginger. (Note: I have also added black mustard seeds. That is the way I cook but you do not have to.)

3. Cook till the onions turn translucent.


4. Add the chopped bell peppers, spices and the salt.




5. Cook till the peppers turn soft.



6. Add the peanut butter.



7. Mix it thoroughly into the cooked vegetables with a spatula till it is all melted and gooey.






You can eat this with nacho chips, pita bread, naan or roti. Any which way, it is finger lickin' good!


3 comments:

SilentLotus Creations said...

Wow- this sounds wonderful! My mouth was watering through the whole article. Thanks so much for sharing! :D

FireHorse3 said...

Yum! That looks delicious. Will definitely have a go at using peanut butter - thank you for sharing! :)

Heather said...

Oh how yum!! I can't wait to try this!! Thanks so much for sharing!