curry chronicles

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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

€7/g the only place i've found it in munich. i bought 0.125g.

caek, Tuesday, 15 May 2012 13:19 (seven years ago) link

my best friend in high school returned every year from visiting fam in iran w/ a huge jar of saffron which they wld hurl carefree into p much everything. if cumin was that expensive ppl wld think it was The Most Incredible Substance Of All Time

ogmor, Tuesday, 15 May 2012 17:21 (seven years ago) link

one month passes...

just made the chicken korma a la horseshoe - can't wait to try!

Faith in Humanity: Restored (dayo), Sunday, 24 June 2012 15:16 (seven years ago) link

man that was really good. I don't even need the chicken I don't think - just mixing the sauce with rice is delicious by itself

Faith in Humanity: Restored (dayo), Sunday, 24 June 2012 16:11 (seven years ago) link

yay!

horseshoe, Sunday, 24 June 2012 16:18 (seven years ago) link

i picked up cardamom pods last week, with this recipe in mind. i just need soy yoghurt and cinnamon sticks and i'm good to go!

just1n3, Sunday, 24 June 2012 17:25 (seven years ago) link

cardamom pods are so pungent, it's great! and it's cool to hear them pop on the skillet

Faith in Humanity: Restored (dayo), Sunday, 24 June 2012 18:06 (seven years ago) link

Oooh I love cardamom. On a less savory note, I like grinding up the seeds with mortar & pestle and using them in an orange cake. SO GOOD.

nicest bitch of poster (La Lechera), Sunday, 24 June 2012 18:08 (seven years ago) link

I'm wondering if I'll ever invest in a spice grinder. bought ground coriander and already have ground cumin, but they go 'off' or 'flat' eventually!

Faith in Humanity: Restored (dayo), Sunday, 24 June 2012 18:09 (seven years ago) link

I think you can use a cheap coffee grinder if you want? I like using whole cumin seeds in curries.

nicest bitch of poster (La Lechera), Sunday, 24 June 2012 18:11 (seven years ago) link

yeah we use an old Krups coffee grinder for our spices, works perfectly.

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 24 June 2012 18:20 (seven years ago) link

i got a second coffee grinder for that purpose a few weeks ago but it's better than my old one so i want to switch them out. how do i get old coffee taste out of the old one?

kneel aurmstrong (harbl), Sunday, 24 June 2012 20:04 (seven years ago) link

I remember WmC saying something about using (uncooked) rice? I never really understood what he meant by that, but maybe chopping up some rice in there will clean it out?!

nicest bitch of poster (La Lechera), Sunday, 24 June 2012 20:08 (seven years ago) link

clean w/ white vinegar? bleach in the sun?

Faith in Humanity: Restored (dayo), Sunday, 24 June 2012 20:10 (seven years ago) link


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