Curry for Beltane

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9 years ago
Recipe Name: Curry for Beltane
Cook Time:80 minutes

Firstly, you need to make a blend of spices called the “Garam Masala”. To do this, mix the following in a bowl:

  • 2 teaspoons of milled cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon of milled cinnamon
  • 4 teaspoons of milled coriander
  • 2 teaspoons of milled cumin
  • 2 teaspoons of black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons of milled ginger

Gently mix all of these and draw a pentagram below the mixture with your finger or with an athame. This is a “witch blessing” to make the mixture unique. Use a little bit of the mixture right now, and save the remains for later use.

And now, on to the ingredients for the curry.

  • 250g chicken (fillet is possible) or beans
  • 1 onion, well chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, squeezed (or half a spoon of garlic powder)
  • 2cm of ginger root
  • A jar of sliced tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of chili (this is not mandatory)
  • 2 tablespoons of the spice mixture (which you made above)
  • 1 bouillon cube
  • 1 teaspoon of turmeric
  • A little sunflower oil

If you happen to use meat, put it to stew on low heat with a little butter, while stirring often. Add the sliced onions and cook until reaching transparency. If you don’t use meat, fry the onions first, then add beans. Chop and crush a ginger root and add it to the dish. Now add the spice mix, chili, turmeric and garlic. Stir the dish a minute or two. Now add the tomatoes, salt and bouillon cube (you might need an additional cube if you use beans, so taste it out while cooking). Let the dish stew from 20 to 60 minutes. The result will be enough to feed two hungry people.

Now it’s time to cook the rice. Pour 1 cup of rice into the pot and two cups of water with it. It’s better to choose the Basmati rice. Bring the rice to a boiling point, reduce the heat and wait until the steam is gone. It usually takes about 15 minutes. Put the rice on a place and the curry on top of it. Serve with chopped bananas and walnuts on a plate, sliced tomatoes and fried onions on the other plate, and celery, apples and raisins on the third plate.

That’s it! Create a nice atmosphere with candlelight and enjoy your food and Beltane!