By evelyn/athens on March 24, 2006
Photo by justcallmetoni
Photo by justcallmetoni
"Created for RSC 8. This is a delicious curry – hot, salty-sweet, subtle, creamy, easy to make and fast – it’s really got it all! If you're short on time and ambition, you could use canned pumpkin and coconut milk. This makes lots of sauce to be soaked up in rice served alongside. I also made up what I believe to be the 'perfect' rice to accompany this wonderful curry. Please try Coconut-Raisin Rice Pilaf Coconut-Raisin Rice Pilaf, and I'm sure you won't be disappointed."
Serving Size: 1 (522 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
"I wish I could give this six stars. It is by far one of the best recipes I've ever made. The flavors meld beautifully. In addition, it is ridiculously easy to make, especially if you use canned coconut milk (I use one can) and pumpkin. I recommend adding the red curry paste in increments of teaspoons; I find that it reaches an acceptable heat level for me around 2-3 teaspoons. If you want to make this vegetarian, I find that lentils and/or cauliflower make great additions in place of the chicken."
"I used canned coconut milk (as RSC is over and I always have some around), another kind of pepper (as I can't get the stated variety here), and deboned chicken thighs (was on offer). I made my own pumpkin puree (can't buy it canned here) with a pumpkin that my father grew. The puree serves as a sauce thickener here and works beautifully with the coconut milk and the curry paste. I've had three mushrooms to use up, so I added them and they worked well with the other ingredients. When I tried the sauce I knew BF would love it and I served it to him the next day. I myself couldn't stop eating it and BF also loved it and had at least two helpings. Thank you so much for inventing this recipe. Now I've got another wonderful idea how to use my father's pumpkins and butternut squashes! This is a keeper! "
"This recipe was made to accompany the Coconut-Raisin Rice Pilaf recipe #161393 that you also created for the recent RSC. This is spicy but oh so delicious. I used jalapeno pepper for the banana pepper, canned coconut milk (as RSC is over), plain yogurt in place of the sour cream and some of my fresh frozen pumpkin puree. Definitely a winner."
"Very good, liked the sauce and all the flavors together. Used less paste as I made the rice and it was really spicy."
"This is the first curry I ever made. After making it once with one friend, another friend and I made it together the first time we cooked together. The second time we tried it with the coconut raisin rice pilaf. Delicious. I'd forgotten about it until the other day when it passed back through my mind. Its quick, tasty and as some other reviewers have noted, easily adaptable with added carrots, broccoli, sugar snap peas, etc."
"Simple to prepare with some rather complex and interesting flavor contrasts between the heat from the chili and curry paste and the sweetness of the coconut and pumpkin. I decided to prepare a lower fat version of this dish by reducing the oil used to prepare the onions and making this using a coconut milk substitute that I have used in my own chicken curry recipe. I was a little concerned about placing the uncooked chicken in the sauce as I feared the chicken would not cook or the sauce might break, both concerns proved to be unfounded. This will definitely be repeated. Thanks evelyn."
"Had to use a bit less curry paste for us but this was a really nice dish. We enjoyed the sweet along with the kick from the curry. Served this brown rice and a fruit salad."
"It is not often that I can put a dish on the table that EVERYBODY likes. This is one of those few. Easy & delicious. I did add the oil to the food processor because it wasn't making the paste. It worked. DH liked the idea of the onion paste. :)"
"My son gave this 5 stars, I gave it 3 so we averaged at 4. My son loved the spiciness and the complexity of the sauce. I thought the spiciness overshadowed the subtle flavors of the sauce. Perhaps just one hot pepper would be enough. I also think it would benefit from longer cooking to reduce the sauce. There are a couple of minor problems with the way the recipe is written. It doesn't say how to prepare the chicken, so I cubed it. It doesn't say when to add the salt so I added it with the chicken. Overall a good recipe."