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Re: Curry!

Post by Miss Spangle » Sun Apr 27, 2008 23:07

I had even more curry last night but of the caribbean variety in this great place in Brixton. They had this curry platter thing to share in which you got two curries (we had this tofu one and pumpkin one) rice and peas, boiled rice, salad and bread. It was really yummy.

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Re: Curry!

Post by humblebee » Tue May 06, 2008 16:29

I completed a curry hat-trick over the weekend. Three in three nights. Get in!

Thursday night I went for a few beers with some old mates and finished up at the Everest with a sabzi chilli daal - a yummy new thing they do with veg, red peppers and yellow lentils, shot through with whole green chillies. Bloody lovely it was. I could eat another one right now.

Friday I was playing a popshow in Stoke! which necessarily entails a popshow curry, of course; can't remember the name of the place we ended up at, in Newcastle-under-Lyme, but I ordered a vegetable rogan josh and they brought me a vindaloo! It was dead nice though.

And on Saturday I was too tired to cook so we got a curry delivered from the competitively priced and consistently excellent Shaan takeaway (purveyors of popshow curry to The Pains of Being Pure at Heart). This time I had to go easy on the heat so I had a dopiaza, tarka daal and garlic naan. It really was fantastic. Free onion bhajis too.

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Re: Curry!

Post by lynsosaurus » Tue May 06, 2008 16:46

blimey! you must be walking around in a garlic haze. it must be wonderful.

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Re: Curry!

Post by strengthofstrings » Tue May 06, 2008 17:11

humblebee wrote:This time I had to go easy on the heat
Too much information!

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Re: Curry!

Post by squirrelboutique » Tue May 06, 2008 17:18

Man, I want a curry.

We're going tomorrow to make up for last week's missed curry because of campus closed because of shots fired in the dorms thing.

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Re: Curry!

Post by soft revolution » Sat Jun 21, 2008 16:20

Im currently loving potato in curry, it's genuinely immense.
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Re: Curry!

Post by mimpkin » Thu Aug 14, 2008 10:56

Hello fellow curry lovers!
For vegetarian curries I can recommend a book called Vegetarian Balti Cooking by Mridula Baljekar. There is a section in there called Restaurant Style Recipies which are really easy. You make a really easy base sauce first which is enough for about 8-10 recipes. You only add a little to each recipe but you can freeze it measured out in small tubs. Then if you follow one of the recipes its really easy and quick as long as you have all the spices. Scrumptious! I really would recommend it, even though the book has no pictures and there is one rather dubious recipe that has tinned pineapple, sweetcorn and glace cherries in, I’ve never made this one . . . it sounds ‘orrible!
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Re: Curry!

Post by mimpkin » Thu Aug 14, 2008 11:00

Also, this morning I bought 7 giant mangoes for a pound! If anyone is anywhere near Nottingham and wants to attempt to make a load of mango chutney then Hallams in Beeston is the place to go!
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Re: Curry!

Post by bluespring » Fri Aug 15, 2008 16:14

This thread is itching my stomach for katsu curry.

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Re: Curry!

Post by humblebee » Wed Aug 20, 2008 13:53

bluespring wrote:This thread is itching my stomach for katsu curry.
What's that then?

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Re: Curry!

Post by Mr Bear » Wed Aug 20, 2008 16:00

I made naan bread last night - it wasn't entirely successful. It was more like naan ciabatta.

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Re: Curry!

Post by Sootyzilla » Wed Aug 20, 2008 19:27

did you use the terrifying method available on the internet, that involves heating an empty pressure cooker sideways on the gas to use as a makeshift tandoori?
As wrong as it was to do,
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Re: Curry!

Post by Uncle Ants » Wed Aug 20, 2008 19:41

humblebee wrote:
bluespring wrote:This thread is itching my stomach for katsu curry.
What's that then?
I don't know how authentic it is but they serve it in Waggamamas, with rice and either a breaded fried chicken breast or veg. It's a curry sauce, not dissimilar to the sort of curry sauce you get on a curry from a Chinese takeway ... but nicer. Of course this could be some bastard katsu that bears no resemblance to the real thing.
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Re: Curry!

Post by squirrelboutique » Wed Aug 20, 2008 21:25

Ooohhh. I think David got that once when we went to Waggamamas. It was really good.

I can never remember the name of that place. I know it's not difficult, but I forget what it's called all the time. Like, I get to Wag and the ah, but then I mumble or add too many or too few mas.

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Re: Curry!

Post by crystalball » Wed Aug 20, 2008 21:37

Katsu curry is a Japanese dish and I think that the original recipe has mashed banana in it (mashed banana!). I've never had it but it smells nice.

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Re: Curry!

Post by Concrete » Wed Aug 20, 2008 21:53

squirrelboutique wrote:Ooohhh. I think David got that once when we went to Waggamamas. It was really good.

I can never remember the name of that place. I know it's not difficult, but I forget what it's called all the time. Like, I get to Wag and the ah, but then I mumble or add too many or too few mas.
I've never been to a branch of Wagamama, but my colleagues often go to the one in Bath for work/social occasions. Are they any good?

I should learn how to make proper curries. I make my own pasta these days and have done stir-fries from scratch for many years, but never made a curry without the help of a jar. Are they hard, or is it just a case of meat, veg, spices, into a wok at the appropriate times?

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Re: Curry!

Post by squirrelboutique » Wed Aug 20, 2008 21:57

I made one really good Thai curry once, and then I managed to make it horrible the next time I went for it.

I thought Wagamama was really good, actually, but I've only been once.

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Re: Curry!

Post by lynsosaurus » Wed Aug 20, 2008 22:00

oh! i've had that katsu curry stuff before! it was *really* good. banana though? in a curry? no sir.

i've only recently started making my own curries, and it's not difficult to make a passable one. i've never followed any recipes or anything, just started making up my own spice mixtures as i go along, and some have been mediocre, some really good.
the one thing that pisses me off is that it takes so long to grind the spices properly. if you don't grind them up enough, you end up with grit in your curry, but my arms are always just about ready to fall off when i'm done with that bloody granite pestle and mortar. perhaps there is a technique i am missing.

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Re: Curry!

Post by Mr Bear » Wed Aug 20, 2008 22:11

Sootyzilla wrote:did you use the terrifying method available on the internet, that involves heating an empty pressure cooker sideways on the gas to use as a makeshift tandoori?
No, but that sounds brilliant! Mine was just a basic flour, yeast, water, cumin/sesame/onion seed mixture, cooked under the grill, but I think I must have put too much yeast in.

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Re: Curry!

Post by Uncle Ants » Thu Aug 21, 2008 10:59

Concrete wrote:I've never been to a branch of Wagamama, but my colleagues often go to the one in Bath for work/social occasions. Are they any good?
Not bad. Maybe not the best noodle place in the world and maybe not the cheapest but good food, reasonably priced and consistent. We sometimes go to the Nottingham branch for a bite before going to gigs at the Rescue Rooms.
Concrete wrote:Are they hard, or is it just a case of meat, veg, spices, into a wok at the appropriate times?
They aren't hard, but do involve a lot of different spices for a proper one. Best to follow a good recipe. I think the chances of getting a good curry from a random collection of ingredients thrown togther would be a bit ... well .... random.
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