As I made this and tasted it along the way I thought I wasn't going to like it. When it was done I wasn't impressed the first few spoonfuls. But as I continued to eat it, it grew on me and by the time I hit the bottom of the bowl I really, really liked it. Definitely a keeper!
When using curry, at the end of the saute of the onion, blend in the curry then and cook for a couple minutes, stiring often. This will take away the raw taste of the curry. I prefere to cook most dry spices in the saute protion of a recipe.
I also added a small diced serrano chili to the blender for spice.
For fresh herbs add at the end of the cooking process to keep the integrety of the spice.