Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The curry incident.

Yesterday my friend bought a beautiful cauliflower for me and I wanted to make 'Pav Bhaji', a spicy mashed vegetable curry that is eaten with buttered rolls. I was very excited to make it and I got some rolls and a nice large potato, green beans and peas for it. This morning I got to work. Everything was working out as I stirred away at my curry, marveling at the wonderful smells and delighting in how perfect it was looking. It was only until after I finished cooking and putting away the pav bhaji masala spice mixture when I noticed the bugs. Yes, there were BUGS crawling around in my spices! And no doubt dead ones floating around in the curry. I didn't even look, I just couldn't even think about eating it so I regretfully tipped the whole pot into the trash bin. I hate wasting food so I was a little upset. To make myself feel better I drove to Trader Joe's and picked up a ready made curry.


I got the Choley which was one of the only vegan ones they had. They had Pav Bhaji but it had butter in it. :(


But no matter, I enjoyed the Choley very very much. It was really spicy and perfect with my rolls that I grilled with Earth Balance margarine.

11 comments:

Kay said...

Oh god, bugs! I've had bugs infest a 25 lb bag of flour before. I've never deliberated over a food item as long as I did that... throw it out? Scoop out the bugs and risk cooking one into bread? I ended up going through the entire bag and luckily there were only a few chilling at the top, and they were very bouncy and easy to spot. Saved myself a load of money. Poor buggies.

nora said...

aw I read about this on the PPK. i'm so sorry! that's traumatizing!

Mary said...

I'm so sorry! I've had the same thing happen with bugs in my flour. It's the worst when you've put in the time to cook something and then you can't eat it. Your TJ's looks good, though!

herbstsonne said...

I had to throw away a whole jar of coriander seeds once because little black bugs had taken over!! So traumatizing.

Kiersten said...

That would have freaked me out so much, I don't like bugs! Sorry about your curry!

Monique a.k.a. Mo said...

That looks good! Maybe I need to do a better search through Trader Joe's because I never find anything great like that.

That sucks about the bugs. Brrr...

Oraphan said...

I'm so sorry you had to throw away your curry. The one from Trader Joe's looks really good though. I have to try it soon, I love spicy food, yummy!!!!!

Kamaile said...

Aw, that is disappointing. That choley is good but it is VERY spicy!

Cindy said...

Do you taste throughout cooking like I do? Eeek! I'm going home today and looking through my spices!

LK Sisters said...

I like all the ethnic dishes you make! Curry sounds delicious!

Eric said...

I dig those ready made Indian dishes. The Choley is very good! I also like the Bombay Potatoes and Punjab Eggplant, but I've mainly seen those at Whole Foods under the label Tasty Bite.