In Japan, you'll find something on menus called "dry curry".
What you'll get when you order this is curry flavored fried rice.
The other day I went to the market looking for my favorite curry roux, but they didn't have it (boo!).
Still, I had envisioned making curry for dinner, so I decided to try something new.
A bottle of "dry curry paste". I've known dry curry to be in powder form, but this was the first time for me to see it in a "wet" form.
The directions on the bottle say to saute rice with a tablespoon of this paste.
Besides the curry, there are carrots and some meat in the bottle.
Instead, I cut up a potato, some spinach, some zucchini, onion and carrots.
After sauteing these veggies, I added some tofu that I had sitting on a cheesecloth for about half an hour and a little rice.
It isn't the most attractive dish, but it sure was delicious.
The curry was spicy but not cough inducing hot.
I guess I know what to use the next time my market doesn't have my favorite roux.