Aichi Summer Seminar 2011: Joyful and delicious Bangladeshi curry class!

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TS3N1160-a      When I opened the door of the kitchen, I saw a familiar face there. She also sighted me and waved with a big smile on her face, saying “Look! I’m wearing the same shirt this year, too!”

     This is the kitchen at Tokai High School in Nagoya. I took part in an annual event called Aichi Summer Seminar with some of my friends. This event has more than 1,000 classes every year and you can learn many different things for free or at a low price. TS3N1162-a

     It was two years ago when I discovered such a wonderful event. Since then I’ve taken a class of Bangladeshi curry, and it was my third time to see her in the class this year. We found out that she was wearing the same shirt last year as she had worn it two years ago, and then she promised me that she would wear the shirt next year, too. TS3N1166

     I was very happy to see not only her but also Jean there. He’s a mini-celebrity. He is the only Seychellois in this area of Japan. That’s why he is sometimes interviewed on TV. I hadn’t seen him since we met first in this curry class last year, but he also remembers me.

     Actually, there were no Bangladeshi people in the class. So, I thought Jean was Bangladeshi at first. No Bangladeshi but Seychellois and Japanese in a Bangladeshi cooking class. Anyway, the class was fun and very interesting and made the participants so happy. Needless to say, the curry was so nice and delicious!TS3N1164-a

Bangladeshi Chicken Curry Recipe

Ingredients (Serves 6)

750g Chicken with bones
2 onions (chopped)

1.5 tablespoons ground ginger
1.5 tablespoons ground garlic
6 tablespoons vegetable oil
1.5 tablespoons curry powder
1.5 teaspoons salt
1 L water

1. Rinse chicken and cut properly

2. Heat oil in a pan, add chopped onions, stir-fly until onions become brown.

3. Add ground ginger and garlic, curry powder and salt, stir-fry 5 minutes.TS3N1168

4. Add chicken and fry 10 minutes.

5. Add water, shimmer, covered, for 30 minutes.

      Actually I don’t know the name of the lady who was wearing the same shirt as last year, and she doesn’t know my name, either. But we promised to meet each other at the curry class next year, too. She also promised me to wear that shirt again!

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