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What would make my wet curry turn blue?

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What would make my wet curry turn blue?

rasputina | Jan 15, 2012 12:47 PM

Ok I decided to finally try the wet curry recipe in the Indian Slow Cooker cook book. It's basically onions, garlic, fresh ginger, turmeric, tomatoes, salt and oil. I used coconut oil and canned diced tomatoes because I didn't have enough fresh ones ( it called for fresh) and I was too lazy to go to the store.

Lazy part number two. Instead of dicing 3 pounds of onions I basically quartered them and them pureed them in the food processor with the garlic. It was going to be pureed after cooking for 4 hours anyway and hey, it works in my tandoori recipe.

So I put everything in the slow cooker and it says to cook on high which I do. But when I checked it about an hour in it has spots that look blue and others that look green. I stir it up and see what the heck is happening. More blue appears and then it settles into an odd yellow green color.

Now it's been 4 hours and I just pureed it with the immersion blender to get to smooth as it says in the recipes since I had a few onion pieces left and the tomatoes to get smooth.

It looks ok now, kind of a medium brown. I've never cooked this particular recipe but I've made lots of curries from scratch and never seen this happen.

Is it some weird chemical reaction? DH told me he washed the crock with ajax ( head slap) to try and get some stains off but he says he rinsed it well, and hey it looked totally white and clean when I checked it before adding the food.

My ginger was kind of slimy from being in the fridge but it felt fine after rinsing and I peeled it under running water before chopping. This is what I get for being lazy lol.

I guess I'll be the guinea pig and see if it makes me sick before I let the rest of the family try it LOL.

Anyone have any idea why it would turn blue and green?

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