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If I could eat curries everyday, I would :)
Beef Curry
This is probably one of the dishes I've mastered and people love to eat.

Ingredients:
1.5 to 2 lbs chuck roast beef, 1 medium onion- chopped, 1 tbs minced garlic, 1 cinnamon stick, 4 cloves, 2 star anise, 0.5 tsp ground black pepper, 4 tbs Adabi curry powder for meat and chicken, 3 white potato, 1 can coconut milk (400ml), 5 whole white mushrooms- sliced and 1 tbs veg oil. Salt or soy sauce to taste

Procedures:
1. Cut potatoes to bite size. Boil potatoes in medium saucepan filled with enough water to cover the potatoes over medium heat. Stir occasionally until fork tender
2. While the potatoes cook, trim fat from chuck roast. Slice thinly to bite size
3. Marinade beef slices in 2 tbs curry powder and 0.5 tsp black pepper
4. In a wok, heat oil over medium heat. Add garlic, onion, cinnamon, cloves and star anise. Fry till fragrant and onion turns translucent
5. Add sliced beef and fry till meat is almost cooked thoroughly
6. Remove and drain potatoes. Add into wok and blend
7. Add coconut milk and the rest of curry powder. Mix well
8. Add mushrooms, cover and reduce heat to low. Let the curry cook, stirring occasionally until the curry thickens (15 to 20 mins)
9. Mix in salt or soy sauce to taste
10. Serve with your favorite bread, rice, chapati, naan or prata

Tips:
1. Add chili powder, chili flakes, chili oil or fresh chilies for a more spicy curry
2. Add vegetables like diced carrots, sliced cabbages, peas or sliced okra
3. You can substitute beef with chicken or pork
4. I like using chuck roast for flavor but opt for healthier and leaner cut if you wish
5. Sprinkle fresh herbs before serving to give a refreshing bite. I like using parsley 

What is Adabi curry powder?
Adabi is a Malaysian spice brand that manufactures food products. There is a variety of curry powders that the company makes. I absolutely adore Adabi curry powder for meat and chicken because it imparts a flavorful blend of spices.
This powder consists of chili, coriander, aniseed, black pepper, curry leaves and turmeric.  
Easy Green Curry
Green curry originated from Thailand and derives from its vivid color. It is fragrant because of the variety of herbs and spices that go in it. I learned a quick and easy way to make this dish. It's a pretty forgiving dish so feel free to add your fav veg and protein!

Ingredients:
1 lb meat (beef, pork or chicken)- sliced, 1 tbs veg oil, 1 medium onion- chopped, 4 garlic cloves- minced, 1 cinnamon stick, 1 star anise, 3 dried red chilies, 4 tbs Maesri green curry paste, 400 ml coconut milk, 200 ml water, 1 carrot- sliced, 1 green bell pepper- cut to strips, 2 Serrano peppers- sliced, salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
1. Heat oil in wok over medium heat. Fry onion, garlic, cinnamon stick, star anise and dried chilies until onion turns translucent
2. Blend green curry paste for a minute. Stir in coconut milk and water. Bring mixture to a soft boil
3. Cook meat, stirring occasionally for 15 to 20 mins
4. Sprinkle in carrot, bell pepper and Serrano peppers. Cook until curry is well done. Season with salt and pepper
5. Serve with rice and garnish with toasted peanuts, Thai basil leaves and fried shallots

Easy Vegan Green Curry
Follow the ingredients list from the recipe "Easy Green Curry" but remove animal products. Add a can of red kidney beans, half a cup of toasted walnuts and your favorite vegetables such as eggplant, zucchini, broccoli, cabbage, green beans, and many more.
To cook, follow procedure steps except step no.3. Some vegetables like cabbage, eggplant, and zucchini take a longer time to cook. Therefore, cook or even better roast these vegetables first then add peppers, beans, and broccoli later.
I pair my vegan green curry with whole wheat thin spaghetti :)

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