Curried Shrimp With Potatoes & Garbanzos

 

Curried Shrimp With Potatoes & Garbanzos

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Today, I like to share a dish with you that I have prepared in its basic version hundreds of times over the years. It is a “a la minute” dish, so it requires no prolonged cooking and can be prepared on short notice (a la minute) and in just a few minutes of prepping and cooking.
The ingredients for the sauce are always the same – clarified butter, curry powder, turmeric powder, cumin, garlic paste, grated ginger, kosher salt, chicken, beef or vegetable stock, and heavy cream.
On the other hand, besides the sauce, anything goes. You can replace the potatoes, chick peas and shrimp with anything your heart desires and your belly craves – any poultry, any seafood, beef, veggies-only to make the dish vegetarian, even potatoes and tomatoes only (one of my favorites), and so forth…..
The sauce is what makes this dish so delicious and unique and I usually make more than the dish actually needs, so I can use the leftover sauce to flavor some rice or pasta, usually for a simple breakfast or a tasty midnight snack 🙂
The ratio of the ingredients for the sauce is also flexible and depends on the main ingredient you use.
While the basic sauce for two portions requires 1/2 cup stock, 1/2 cup heavy cream, 1 pinch of cumin, 1 tblsp curry powder, 1/4 tsp garlic paste, 1/4 tsp grated ginger and kosher salt to taste, I like to use more curry powder for beef and chicken dishes, more  cumin for lamb, more liquid for starchy dishes, less liquid for vegetable variations, etc.
As usual, please let the recipe I give you here serve as a guideline, which you can/should adjust according to your own preferences 🙂
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Curried Shrimp With Potatoes & Garbanzos

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Curried Shrimp With Potatoes & Garbanzos

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Curried Shrimp With Potatoes & Garbanzos

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Preparation :
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6 comments

  1. It looks good as always, Hans, thank you; but there are a couple of “Americanisms” which I should be grateful if you would translate:

    I understand that:-

    Heavy cream – Double cream

    Shrimp – Prawns (shrimps here are much smaller)

    But what does “1 ea” mean… one per portion?

    And what is the volume of “half a cup”? I understand that recipes are about balance between ingredients; but you measure some ingredients fairly exactly, though not the “cup”. We poor, benighted “Yurpeeans” are still backward enough to measure volumes by fluid ounces or my millilitres – so it would be helpful to have a more precise idea of volumes in order to prepare a balanced dish

    Thank you, as always

    Peter

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  2. As always, Hans, this is very helpful. I have a very good Asian friend who has taught me much about cooking, and of the different styles in various parts of the Indian sub-continent. I like my curries now, much drier than they are usually served in “Indian” (in truth mainly Bangladeshi) restaurants in UK; and enjoy making my own curry powder. Leaving black pepper out of chana dal and adding just a little turmeric, makes a real difference, for instance

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  3. Peter,
    looks like you got it ! Savory recipes are usually just guidelines. One should always use the ingredient, method and doneness one is most comfortable with. (Unless you cook for your wife, then it’s best not to stray from her preferences). (But that’s another topic……..
    Cheers my friend 🙂

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