Curry gives a different taste sensation to this chili-like soup from Christina Till of South Haven, Michigan. "It's delicious with a dollop of sour cream," she reports. "My family welcomes it with open arms- and watering mouths."
Country Captain originated in India but has been served in the South since the earliest American colonies were founded. It was a favorite dish of General Patton and is included in the Army's Meals Ready to Eat in honor of the general. This recipe has been in my family for generations. —Sarah Ellen McKenney, Taylors, South Carolina
Ginger, turmeric, cinnamon and a little sherry do an incredible job of seasoning this slightly sweet soup. "After I lightened up a recipe from a friend in South Africa," explains Lafayette, Colorado's Shelly Snyder, "it quickly became a family favorite."
This festive twist on traditional chicken curry can be tailored to your tastes. Try replacing green beans with fresh sugar snap peas, or use a spicier salsa to turn up the heat. —Erin Chilcoat, Smithtown, New York
A host of spices tends an authentic flavor to this ethnic entree from Tisha Kuster of Macomb, Illinois. "The mother of one of my friends is from India...and she shared the secret ingredients for making this wonderful curry," writes Trisha.
This soup, a recipe given to me by one of my daughters-in-law, is a special treat when used from the freezer on a cold winter's day. It calls to mind memories of the "zucchini summer" that was— and gives hope of the "zucchini summer" yet to be!