By: EatingWell User
Looks great, but tasted... well, it didn't taste at all.
I really wanted to like this recipe. My husband and I cook Indian dishes quite often and this sounded like a quick, easy, dinner fix - especially since we had everything readily available. That said, I'm not sure what happened between prep, cooking, and completion of the dish, because when my husband and I finally tasted it, there was no flavor at all.
Here's what we did different: we substituted veggie broth for the water. In most recipes, this substitution adds a little boost to the dish - yet, there was no boost. When we tasted the final product before plating, we just looked at each other, deadpan. It definitely needed more salt than was called for in the recipe, so we added some. Did it help? No. Next, we added more hot curry powder, then more plain curry powder, then a little extra garam masala, then a sprinkle of asafetida, then a squeeze of lime... all of this to no avail. On a positive note, the nutmeg did bring some flavor out of this dish, but not enough for us to have more than a few bites and resolve not to save the leftovers.
Sorry folks, this was not a winner for my husband or myself. However, upon discussion, we think it would be a great recipe for those of you who prefer eating on a basis of nutritional value versus pleasure. Unfortunately, my household calls for a little more kick and yum than this recipe delivered.
Pros: Had all the ingredients and it sounded del