The first time I came upon this recipe was on one of my favorite blogs– Brittany Herself, and I read through it just like I read through all of her blog posts every day, and I just went about my business. Back in 2012 I had never had curry and it never really interested me to try it. Since then, however, I have had curry multiple times and am officially in love with it now! I would pretty much eat curry every damn day if I could, but alas, Nate does not like it and won’t eat it. So I am only able to have it when we go out to eat at a place that might serve it, wait until he is gone for the evening and make it for myself, OR start taking this dip to every single party I go to from now on. Three guesses on which one I plan to do!
Someone shared this dip again on a facebook thread about appetizers, and I decided to make it for an appetizer for our christmas dinner this year. I had planned to make a jalapeno popper dip as well, but decided not to at the last minute. So I took the cream cheese that I was going to use in that recipe and decided to put it on the bottom of this because….well, cream cheese. Duh.
It was a brilliant idea, if I do say so myself! It made the dip stretch further, which is good in my family. When we have a family dinner, we have almost 20 people with just the immediate family members, so we need a lot of dip lol! Everyone gobbled this down, even those that didn’t think they liked curry. It is sweet, spicy, and has a little bit of a tang from the cream cheese. I would really recommend this recipe– and whatever you do, DO NOT skip the almonds!! They are the perfect touch.
I wasn’t able to find mango chutney at walmart, so I grabbed a jar of apricot preserves and it worked really well. I think a peach would also be pretty yummy.
So basically the original recipe would have you heat and serve it just like this, which is delicious by itself, but I prefer it with the cream cheese myself. We are dip fiends and I’d have to make about 5 batches to get us through a party lol.
I took it to another party last week, and we ended up eating the entire thing before dinner even started, so I’d say it was a hit! I think my dad ended up eating half of it lol.
For real, dude, make this.
Serve it with crackers, tortilla chips, or you know, a spoon. I prefer chips (but I did get crackers and then forgot them in the pantry). You could also go with carrots and celery as dippers, if you were going for a healthier route. However you serve it, I’m sure you will love it!