Great recipe to clean out the pantry. I subbed veggie broth for most of the water and ended up adding more salt, some hot sauce, Worcestershire, and cider vinegar at the end since it was a little flat.
Only had ginger powder so used 1.5 tbsp, 2 tbsp curry. Used light coconut milk and added a splash of heavy cream, added 1/2 chopped red onion (with the garlic and scallions), 1 finely chopped celery stalk, 2 small red potatoes (chopped to .5 in cubes), added a dash of siracha and cumin. Turned out great!
I halved the coconut milk and substituted broth for the rest. I also omitted the barley and added cooked basmati rice and a little water near the end. Otherwise, I followed the recipe as is. I think the broth added a little extra flavor and saltiness that was probably lacking in the original recipe... Pretty good. I'm excited for meatless Monday!
I found I had to edit this recipe so much I thought it was worth posting. As other readers mention, this recipe written as-is is BLAND. As I simmered the broth I found it was missing-- everything! All the flavors that make indian/thai food good get lost in the ratios in this recipe. I ended up mixing in about 1.5 tbs of red curry paste for some heat, flaked coconut to add a bit of sweetness and texture, and really felt it could have used real onions as part of the beginning stir-fry to help give it that savory base. Even with my added mix-ins, it still is pretty bland. Also, I ended up cooking for 45 minutes and needed to add at least 3 more cups of liquid to keep it stew-like. Topping it with a healthy dollop of greek yogurt and the fresh green onions is KEY to making it enjoyable. But otherwise, you should consider this recipe a base and add, add, add to make it interesting!
Tasty, warm, filling. I followed the recipe except for one thing: I'm not a fan of barley, so I omitted it and added only 2 cups water for the simmer stage, then served it over basmati rice. It was really good, but yikes!! 30 g of fat in a serving! Next time I'll try lite coconut milk.
My husband is from india, so I'm always looking for recipes he will like. He enjoyed this one with his chapati's. Be added peppers and cilantro.
Made as directed. A little mild for us. Very thick even after adding additional water. Next time will try 1/3 hot curry and 1/2 chicken stock for water
Tasty & hearty, great for a cold night. Mine was thicker than the photo here, so next time a little more water for me.