Definitely a comfort food, this can be the main course with rice rather than just a 'sauce' to put over the rice! If you're desperate and without cashew or sesame butter, try experimenting with tahini and/or peanut butter. Note: I have no idea how long it takes to chop the vegetables, and I realize the minutes don't add up to the total cook time. What can I say, I'm slow...but I sure can cook!
I didn't think I liked dates, and enjoyed my butterscotch "blondies" just fine without them. Reluctantly I gave this recipe a try...who would have guessed dates would blend with and enhance the butterscotch flavor so well?
The original recipe called for chopped pistachio nuts, but when my mom was teaching me to cook, she only had cashews. I was never a cashew fan until I tasted this dish. The cashews become rather soft and separate into halves. The whole dish has an aromatic and softly sweet flavor. I've used cashews ever since, not even bothering with pistachios!
We were out of store-bought chutney, I realized, after making an entire dinner of Indian food. I raided my cookbooks for ideas and came across this recipe. I was in luck: my kitchen always has these ingredients on hand! I couldn't find the cayenne pepper, so I ground black peppercorns instead. It's scrumptious and just too easy!