curry chronicles

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Yes I have plans to try a veganized version next week! Xp

just1n3, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 23:48 (seven years ago) link

i would use almonds and some golden raisins if you have some. coconut milk should work fine. mayo is wtf. i don't think you can mess it up too bad if you just mix the dressing by adding ingredients a little at a time before putting it on the chicken! do you have a food processor?

kneel aurmstrong (harbl), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 23:48 (seven years ago) link

now i'm thinking about it and i want to make it! but i only have uncooked chicken and don't feel like cooking it now and waiting for it to cool. maybe i'll cook all of it and save some and make it tomorrow.

kneel aurmstrong (harbl), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 23:51 (seven years ago) link

I think coconut milk would work as a sub for mayo, maybe not as creamy, but you only need a little really. Some of just1n3's cashew cream would probably be awesome too. Pecans beat almonds im(possibly challopsy)o. (xp)

Jaq, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 23:52 (seven years ago) link

yeah i think i will try the cashew cream, and i do have a food processor, but what should i process for this salad? also i am using thigh meat.

JacobSanders, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 00:13 (seven years ago) link

I just chop things up with a knife for chicken salad?

Jaq, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 00:23 (seven years ago) link

I wonder if mayo-averse folks could kind of get around it psychologically by making your own...? An egg, a bit of dry mustard, a bit of lemon juice, salt, oil...see it as components even after it's emulsified? I dunno. Are creamy salad dressings also a problem?

improvised explosive advice (WmC), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 00:27 (seven years ago) link

i will be reporting on the horseshoe korma tomorrow tbh.

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 00:29 (seven years ago) link

i might be able to get down with homemade mayo

JacobSanders, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 00:49 (seven years ago) link

Mayos must be pretty bad in the US, everyone seems so against them? I always buy Euro brand whole egg mayos like Thomy Delikatess or S&W.

fix it with like some music glue (Trayce), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 01:03 (seven years ago) link

I mean if you're eating "mayo" thickend with gels and sugary rubbish then of course its going to taste like wallpaper paste.

fix it with like some music glue (Trayce), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 01:03 (seven years ago) link

i just think the mayo taste is weird for curry, even homemade. for the food processor i was thinking could you process a small amount of ginger for it.

kneel aurmstrong (harbl), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 11:30 (seven years ago) link

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8149/6991054070_7ed96cd83d.jpg

this was messy and fun to make, except for chicken browning fail (idk my anodized pan is mysterious sometimes) it was quite easy too. one q i had was when to pull out the bay leaves/cardamom pods/cinnamon; i wound up doing it pretty late in the game and sort of forgot about the pods so then i had to go hunt for them. v. tasty, tangy and spicy and saffron-y. the one thing that threw me was hitting the raisins, they are kind of a textural wtf but the added sweetness is great.

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 23:32 (seven years ago) link

thanks for saving me a plate be right over

dayo, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 23:33 (seven years ago) link

i have plenty left! made half meat full sauce which i do for a lot of things like this. you can prob be here by 2:00 a.m., right?

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 23:36 (seven years ago) link

Yeah I rly do not like fruit in my curries. Raisins/pineapple/apple... not for me!

fix it with like some music glue (Trayce), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 23:42 (seven years ago) link

ppl who put raisins in curries should be fired into the sun with a giant slingshot

Roberto Spiralli, Thursday, 3 May 2012 01:45 (seven years ago) link

just my 2c

Roberto Spiralli, Thursday, 3 May 2012 01:46 (seven years ago) link

you're all crazy that's how you know your curry is *decadent*

horseshoe, Thursday, 3 May 2012 01:47 (seven years ago) link

i never remove the whole spices from korma or anything i'm cooking for that matter

horseshoe, Thursday, 3 May 2012 01:47 (seven years ago) link

raisins in curry is a delight, you're all crazy

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 3 May 2012 01:56 (seven years ago) link

*are a delight

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 3 May 2012 01:57 (seven years ago) link

the taste is delightful! unwittingly biting into a slightly plumped raisin is.....weird.

call all destroyer, Thursday, 3 May 2012 01:58 (seven years ago) link

it is like a reconstituted grape!

horseshoe, Thursday, 3 May 2012 01:59 (seven years ago) link

the almond/raisin/spinach curry i have been making is one of the best things

kneel aurmstrong (harbl), Thursday, 3 May 2012 01:59 (seven years ago) link

i am going to make all the harbl curries that have been chronicled itt

horseshoe, Thursday, 3 May 2012 02:00 (seven years ago) link

it is my new project

horseshoe, Thursday, 3 May 2012 02:00 (seven years ago) link

everyone owes it to themselves to get 660 curries out of the library

kneel aurmstrong (harbl), Thursday, 3 May 2012 02:01 (seven years ago) link

my mum used to make curried sausages that was really just a lol 70s Women's Weekly thing, not really indian at all except for curry powder but it had raisins in it AND apples and I loved it

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 3 May 2012 02:01 (seven years ago) link

haha that fits conveniently into how i think of australia idk why. i just had a bunch of wine.

kneel aurmstrong (harbl), Thursday, 3 May 2012 02:02 (seven years ago) link

660 curries is at my local library! i will get it tomorrow! yay!

horseshoe, Thursday, 3 May 2012 02:03 (seven years ago) link

ew ew EW my mum used to make the same apple/sausage curry and i HATED it so much

just1n3, Thursday, 3 May 2012 02:07 (seven years ago) link

;_;

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 3 May 2012 02:27 (seven years ago) link

Yeah that exact kind of aus curry - keens powder with apples and sultanas in curried sausages or chicken wqith a bit of tomato. Blech. Hated it all my life. When I had real curries with like, coconut milk and paneer and things it was a revalation.

fix it with like some music glue (Trayce), Thursday, 3 May 2012 02:48 (seven years ago) link

I love real curries too

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 3 May 2012 02:55 (seven years ago) link

I made the horseshoe/jaffrey curry and tried to live blog but I failed on shit like:

Oh whoops I said that I started with 5 lbs of bone-in, skin-on thighs and said it was 6 thighs but oops can't count it was 10!

No wonder browning in batches took a bit.

Also in the future will drain off ALL THE OILS before proceeding with onion browning why b/c it was too much oilies.

All the rest I followed to a T except adding the 1/2 cup H20; I had enough oilies after simmering down to clinginess that no need for that shit.

But end result was awesome; will make again minus excessive oilies.

(FWIW I do think doing the browning with skin on makes for bestest fond and ergo awesome result even w/o 5 Tbs oil for onion frying--just a pan coating would do fine)

(also oop should have used bigger pan for 10 chick thighs than my 12" straight-side pan but oh well shit was pain in the ass to maneuver but DELICIOUS)

quincie, Thursday, 3 May 2012 06:10 (seven years ago) link

madhur jaffrey was on the new girl the other night!

just sayin, Thursday, 3 May 2012 10:28 (seven years ago) link

savory fruits is a thing guys, I want all the raisins in my curry ! !

dayo, Thursday, 3 May 2012 11:13 (seven years ago) link

I really didn't notice the raisins in the final product; they all kind of broke down into saucey deliciousness.

quincie, Thursday, 3 May 2012 13:31 (seven years ago) link

I found a south asian supermarket today that had a ton of stuff, just bags and bags of spices, garam masala ground up and also pre-bagged ready to be ground, way cool, I want to make all the curries now

dayo, Tuesday, 15 May 2012 00:17 (seven years ago) link

yeah it is pretty helpful to have one around, it would be too expensive or bland otherwise! i gotta get another coffee grinder, i keep saying. mortar and pestle is such a pain sometimes. i also have a curry chicken salad experiment to report on but i'm tired now. later.

kneel aurmstrong (harbl), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 01:14 (seven years ago) link

I also couldn't find saffron and asked the cashier if he had saffron and he said yeah, how many grams and I said uh, a teaspoon, and he went and got some saffron from behind the counter, it comes in 1/2 a gram and 1 gram capsules, possibly larger idk. felt like I was buying drugs

dayo, Tuesday, 15 May 2012 01:17 (seven years ago) link

haha maybe too many indian grandmas were pilfering saffron from his store

kneel aurmstrong (harbl), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 01:18 (seven years ago) link

yeah they sell them in capsules at the store I go to as well...well, more like vials but yeah, def druglike

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 01:20 (seven years ago) link

how much did it cost dayo

kneel aurmstrong (harbl), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 01:22 (seven years ago) link

it was $5 for one gram, $3 for 1/2 a gram

dayo, Tuesday, 15 May 2012 01:33 (seven years ago) link

oh man my mom has a sweet saffron connect. she smuggled a million pounds of it from kashmir when she first moved here. (don't tell anyone!) she could prob hook y'all up.

horseshoe, Tuesday, 15 May 2012 01:34 (seven years ago) link

I have a vision of your mom on a plane wearing a really heavy coat

dayo, Tuesday, 15 May 2012 01:38 (seven years ago) link

tbh i think her mom replenished her supply circa 1989

horseshoe, Tuesday, 15 May 2012 01:41 (seven years ago) link

$5 / g seems pretty reasonable

thomp, Tuesday, 15 May 2012 11:41 (seven years ago) link


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