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Post by rainking123 » Mon Oct 01, 2007 14:39

Just thought this place didnt feel right without curry. The missus is doing a jalfrezi tommorow night for me, but i still miss the mother india Cafe

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Post by tubby » Wed Oct 03, 2007 18:51

I'm going to Brick Lane in London on Saturday, for what I'm promised will be an excellent choice of curry places. Not that I ever deviate from my safety first chicken tikka masala. Is that even a real curry? It shouldn't be.

Fuck, I'm hungry.
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Post by llamawench » Thu Oct 04, 2007 08:44

Tubby, if you like tikka masala (pretend curry I'm told, but tasty!), try a mild jalfrezi. The flavours are lovely without being too over the top. I find Chicken Makhani or butter chicken a little too rich, but it can be a nice way to ease into trying other curries.

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Post by llamawench » Thu Oct 04, 2007 08:44

accidental double post. :)
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Post by Tomb » Thu Oct 04, 2007 08:58

Or a nice tasty Dhansak! Just a word of warning. Some of the places on Brick Lane are pretty poor especially those with touts outside. Cafe Bangla whilst not spectacular is pretty decent. Also rather than going to a trendy bar in the old breweries pop into the Pride Of Spitalfields on Henneage St which is off Brick Lane. One of my favourite pubs in London. The Beer is top notch!

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Post by stolenwine » Thu Oct 04, 2007 18:56

yeah, i found brick lane pretty poor for curries. we did go to one place that was decent, but i've forgotten the name.

the red fort in soho is really nice, and i'm also partial to masala zone - it's really authentic and quite decently priced.
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Post by humblebee » Thu Oct 04, 2007 20:29

Just had a vindaloo delivered from this place. It was proper tasty and pretty cheap... and I got to order it online, which makes the whole world feel like an even more amazing place!

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Post by Woodbine » Fri Oct 05, 2007 07:12

Wow - I'm not sure I'd trust doing that, as I'd be convinced I'd still be waiting for the thing two years later.
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Post by humblebee » Fri Oct 05, 2007 10:43

It's real! It works! Check this shit out. It's the FUTURE!

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damn!

Post by rainking123 » Fri Oct 05, 2007 13:54

that is the way of the future, 1click dinner, we need thatdown here
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Post by darvé » Sat Oct 13, 2007 01:58

I went out tonight for my second curry in 3 days, wednesday night was quite traditional - chicken chat followed by garlic chili chicken mosalla, Irish coffee and a free Brandy at the end.

Tonight though, fucking hell, it was amazing, we went to this place in Turnpike Lane which i completely neglected to get the name of, the menu was crazy, everything was pictured and it all looked fantastic. I can't remember what my starter was called, but it was big lumps of chicken cooked in coriander and yoghurt and spices, it was really quite wonderful. I went for a Goan fish curry after that, nice pieces of fish cooked in a spicey sauce, definitely see where the Portugese influence comes from with that, had to be careful with the bones but it was worth picking through, had a couple of really fresh Naan bread and a side of Dal.

One of the best meals i've ever eaten.

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Post by soft revolution » Fri Oct 19, 2007 16:58

I went to my favourite curry house ever in the world last night - The Desi Khana on the Stratford Road. Beautiful stuff, there's only two other curry houses which come close - Imrans on Ladypool and one in bradford who's name I cannot remember.

Im off to a Brick Lane curry house next week for the first time ever, but I fear that it won't stand up to the mighty Balti Triangle.
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Post by soft revolution » Fri Oct 19, 2007 16:59

I went to my favourite curry house ever in the world last night - The Desi Khana on the Stratford Road. Beautiful stuff, there's only two other curry houses which come close - Imrans on Ladypool and one in Bradford who's name I cannot remember.

Im off to a Brick Lane curry house next week for the first time ever, but I fear that it won't stand up to the mighty Balti Triangle.
And by me, I mean, Flexo.

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Post by rainking123 » Thu Oct 25, 2007 14:44

Had the most amazing Thai jungle curry last night, the veg was sooo nicely cooked, Pumpkin green beans and usual asian mix, bloody hot thought. Also had a nice hot and sour soup
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Post by humblebee » Sat Oct 27, 2007 21:08

If you're having to spend a Saturday night at home on your own (and especially if your football team has been ROBBED by a SHIT REF and CHEATING BRADFORD) then the thing to do is have a couple of beers and order a curry online.

I've got a madras on the way, with tarka dall, pilau rice and a chilli naan. Something nice and hot to mingle with the tipsiness and melt those blues away. Baby.

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Post by crystalball » Mon Jan 28, 2008 12:20

I bought this book the other week

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as well as a gazillion Indian spices and made an attempt at a vegetable curry on Saturday. It was nice enough but so bloody dull. Mind you, I was trying to convert a meat recipe into a veggie one but still. No matter how much I tried to combine the spices it still tasted pretty bland. What is the secret? Gah! I suck at curry.

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Post by humblebee » Mon Jan 28, 2008 12:22

And me. I've tried a zillion different curry recipes and I've only ever made good curry twice in my whole life.

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Post by stolenwine » Mon Jan 28, 2008 20:01

i have that book too! i think she changes the recipes to try and cater to a less er...curry-loving palate, which is probably why your curry turned out bad, m!

i've only ever made one AMAZING curry and man, was it ever amazing. i tried to repeat what i did that day but no other curries i've made have come close to that. it was magic!

according to my mom, one of the keys is a good quality garam masala. my dad brought some over the last time he visited and i think it's a pretty good one - i'll bring you some the next time i see you! another thing she says is important is cooking the onions. she says to keep addng a bit of water and then reducing them and reducing them for ages with the ginger and garlic until they're really brown. then add a tomato and the spices and reduce again. i think that's the step i lose patience with! next time i go home i'm gonna cook curry with her every day until i learn all the tricks!
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Post by miss deepfreeze » Tue Mar 04, 2008 15:22

my curries are always rubbish, too.
i mean, they're edible, even tasty after a fashion, but just NOT CURRY. i can even do quite good thai curries from scratch, but indian ain't happening. boo.

maybe i have high standards because we have such nice curry places here that do proper lovely vegetarian food?

i made one the other night, roughly following a linda mccartney recipe recommended by my sister, and it was pretty good, but still not mindblowing.

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Post by Jeezy Creezy » Tue Mar 04, 2008 15:31

Have you tried with all fresh ingredients and making pastes and fresh ground spices? Then you can just put your favourite flavours in and adjust hot levels- I'm not the biggest fan of tumeric so that gets left out. What kind of curries do you like?
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