Indian Curry

今日も夫と草取りを頑張りました!途中、少し休憩を挟んで2時間ほど。雨が降った後だったので抜きやすく、涼しかったので比較的楽でした。¥特にクリーピング・バターカップという雑草が大きく育っていて、そしてとても根が張っているので抜きにくくて大変。わたしはもっと続けた買ったのですが、夫に何度か促されて2時間くらいで切り上げました。決して楽しいから続けたかったわけではなく、綺麗になるまで頑張りたいという性格のせいです。でも、キリがないんですよね。この数日頑張って、やっとちょっとスッキリしてきた感じです。でも、多分、明日になるとまた今日小さかったのが大きくなっているのだと思います。雑草を抜くロボットが欲しい!

We worked hard at weeding again today!  It was a good day for it because the soil was softer from previous rain and it was very cloudy so we didn’t get too hot.  I had a little rest in between but we worked for about 2 hours.  Creeping Buttercups are particularly hard to get rid of, they have grown quite large so the roots are deep.  I actually wanted to continue weeding but my husband said we should stop.  I wanted to continue not because I enjoy it (I don’t!) but because I am one of those people who want to see good result before stopping anything, I have problem stopping something once I start.  However, there is no end in weeding, I know, so we stopped after 2 hours.  It has finally started to look different and better, though, after we worked for several hours in total after we got back from our holiday.  I’m sure, though, that tomorrow the small ones today will have grown a lot.  I wish there is such a thing as a weeding robot!

今日の夕食は、インドカレーでした。1種類はダール、もう1種類はバター・チキン。どちらも以前作って残りを冷凍していたものです。ご飯は玉ねぎを炒めてスパイス(クミン、ターメリック、クローブ、シナモン)を加えて炊いたバズマティ米です。バター・チキンは冷凍されている間に更に味が馴染んで美味しかったです。

Today’s dinner was Indian curry.  One was Daal and the other was Butter Chicken – both from the freezer, we had cooked them and frozen what was left some weeks ago.  I cooked basmati rice with sauteed onion and spices (cumin seeds, turmeric, cloves & cinnamon).  We thought that the butter chicken tasted even better, perhaps it got better while being frozen.

日本では最近こういうのを「合いがけ」と言って流行っているらしいですよね。インドでは当たり前に数種類のカレーを一緒に食べます。日本のカレーにはお肉とお野菜がたくさん入っていますが、インドのカレーは大体1つのカレーに1、2種類の具しか入っていないためだと思います。2種類だと少なすぎますが、2人だけだと面倒で2種類が限度かな。

In Japan, it’s become very popular to have 2 curries together very recently.  Japanese curry and Indian curry are quite different and I guess this happened because more people are cooking/having Indian curry now.  Indian curry tends to have only one or two vegetable/protein in one curry so they eat a few of them together, whereas Japanese curry in general has many vegetables plus protein.  It’s nicer if we have 3 or 4 curries when they are Indian curries but it’s too much trouble to prepare more than 2 for just the two of us, so we tend to have just 1 or 2.

 

 

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