We scored some wax peppers recently, not something too easy to find in Suriname, so I made one of my favorite dishes. 🥘
🥥🌶️ Ital Wax Pepper Curry 👨🍳🔪
This dish is one of our family's favorites, especially Monkey-B, who loves the base of this soup more than anything else I cook, although she still won't eat the wax peppers.
It is the perfect combination of heat, sour, salty and sweet, and was a staple on our menu at our restaurant in Cambodia, although wax peppers aren't too easy to obtain in Suriname.
Any peppers that are big and not too spicy will work fine for this dish, but I prefer Anaheim or Hungarian Wax Peppers.
🥥 Ital Wax Pepper Curry Ingredients 🌶️
For Pan-Roasting⋆ wax peppers - 8 to 10
⋆ tofu - ½ block
⋆ tomatoes - 2 small
For Sesame Paste⋆ sesame seeds - 2 tbsp
⋆ raw peanuts - 3 tbsp
⋆ coconut meat - ¼ cup
For Tamarind Paste⋆ tamarind pulp - 1 tbsp
⋆ ginger - 1 tbsp
⋆ turmeric powder - ½ tsp
⋆ chili powder - ½ tsp
Spices & Things⋆ cumin - 1 tsp
⋆ mustard seeds - ½ tsp
⋆ kalonji - ½ tsp
⋆ besan - 2 tbsp
⋆ brown sugar - 1 tbsp
⋆ sea salt - 2 tsp
⋆ garam masala - ¾ tsp
👨🍳 Cooking Method 🔪
Congratulations, you've finished your wax pepper curry. My family and I normally eat this with rice, as I like to prepare it a little runny.
If you want to eat this with rotis or some kind of Indian bread, decrease the water to 2 cups and increase the besan to 3 tablespoons, reduce the salt a bit, and you will have a thicker curry more suitable for bread.
@Sreypov and I absolutely love this curry, and it was one of the customer favorites at our restaurant in Cambodia. The tomatoes and tofu are totally optional, and we often prepare this dish with only the peppers, and it's still a delicious treat.