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Whoah, spooky revive: I just loaded this entire thread and re-read it this morning while craving curry (bit gang-over).

check the name, no caps, boom, i'm (Laurel), Saturday, 1 September 2012 15:10 (eight years ago) link

i have a daal related question, i hope it is okay to use this thread for daal related questions

thomp, Sunday, 9 September 2012 11:08 (eight years ago) link

that question is 'what is the deal with oily toor daal'

thomp, Sunday, 9 September 2012 11:08 (eight years ago) link

Oily Toor Dal
Here the dal has been treated with edible oil . This is done to increase the shelf life of dal. By not using a chemical preservative, the natural goodness of dal is secured.

what's not to get?

ogmor, Sunday, 9 September 2012 17:30 (eight years ago) link

wouldn't the shelf life of dal be like a year or two to begin with? i'd be leary of increasing a shelf life like that

making plans for nyquil (outdoor_miner), Sunday, 9 September 2012 19:29 (eight years ago) link

I'm roasting tomatoes right now with garlic, thyme and rosemary, for the minced lamb with cauliflower and potatoes I'm going to attempt to make tonight! I'm using this spice mix called Kitchen King and add roasted jalapeños. Any tips or ideas?

JacobSanders, Tuesday, 18 September 2012 20:49 (eight years ago) link

Should I make a curry spice mix myself? I have garam masala, cumin, coriander, ginger and even a yellow curry mix, but I was given the Kitchen King mixture by the guy who ran the hotel we last were staying in and he highly recommended it.

JacobSanders, Tuesday, 18 September 2012 20:53 (eight years ago) link

try the kitchen king and add stuff to it if you think it needs something. does it say what's in it? i would guess most spice mixes have those spices you listed in them anyway.

made some dal (urad) last night with a new thing of asafetida and for some reason it added no flavor whatever. stinks like a motherfucker though.

wmlynch, Tuesday, 18 September 2012 22:16 (eight years ago) link

Kitchen King has coriander, cumin, chili, turmeric, black pepper, cloves, fenugreek leaves, salt, nutmeg, dry ginger, cardamom seeds, cinnamon, bay leaf, fennel, caraway, mustard, garlic flakes, onion flakes, mace, and green cardamon.

I guess my main concern is which curry best compliments a tomato based sauce? I'm not working from a recipe, just hunches.

JacobSanders, Tuesday, 18 September 2012 22:58 (eight years ago) link

rosemary in tomato sauce? that *really* isn't gonna take to adding Indian spices imo.

and xpost: as far as i know asafoetida works akin to salt in that it isn't supposed to add flavor but brings out/heightens flavors that are there

making plans for nyquil (outdoor_miner), Saturday, 22 September 2012 18:51 (eight years ago) link

also it's supposed to curb flatulence iirc

horseshoe, Saturday, 22 September 2012 18:55 (eight years ago) link

Asafoetida does have a taste reminiscent of mild onion or leek but you have to use quite a lot to get much of an impact.

Temporarily Famous In The Czech Republic (ShariVari), Saturday, 22 September 2012 21:33 (eight years ago) link

one month passes...

your favourite daal recipes?

caek, Tuesday, 23 October 2012 23:47 (seven years ago) link

this one is so simple and deeeeeeeeeelicious

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 23 October 2012 23:53 (seven years ago) link

do you make that with green lentils?

caek, Tuesday, 23 October 2012 23:55 (seven years ago) link

I've made it with red lentils and green lentils, turns out great both ways.

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 24 October 2012 00:00 (seven years ago) link

thanking you

caek, Wednesday, 24 October 2012 10:30 (seven years ago) link


set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 24 October 2012 18:56 (seven years ago) link

my library has 660 Curries available for loan AND a couple of Madhur Jaffrey books

guess where I'm going at lunchtime :D

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 29 October 2012 18:26 (seven years ago) link


caek, Monday, 29 October 2012 18:34 (seven years ago) link


set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 29 October 2012 18:35 (seven years ago) link

finally got 660 Curries --- gonna cook up a nice curry this weekend imo

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 3 November 2012 00:36 (seven years ago) link

bimla's chicken curry (madhur jaffrey) was incredibly delicious

however upon further digestion I think I will avoid 3-onion curries from now on. sadface.

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 5 November 2012 17:22 (seven years ago) link

i'm gonna make the madhur jaffrey ground lamb curry again this week

Online Webinar Event for Dads (harbl), Sunday, 11 November 2012 23:06 (seven years ago) link

one month passes...

^ this
also i need to report about a yogurt curry i made. it was very easy and i put together some recipes from the internet. cut up chicken breast and marinated in: 1-1/5 cups greek yogurt, 1 hot green pepper + a few garlic cloves + half a small onion minced in food processor, cumin, coriander, turmeric, and paprika. i let it sit for like a half hour in the fridge and then just dumped it all into a skillet until the chicken cooked.

Online Webinar Event for Dads (harbl), Tuesday, 11 December 2012 13:13 (seven years ago) link

I love yogurt curries, I used to make a chicken tikka masala that was like that except u brown chix in oven first and then add back into sauce. Same ingredients plus tomatoes. Really good.

grossly incorrect register (in orbit), Tuesday, 11 December 2012 13:37 (seven years ago) link

three months pass...

i can't find this recipe i made a long time ago (like 7+ years ago) for yogurt curry chicken kebabs. so i improvised w/ greek yogurt, lime juice, serrano chile, onion, garlic, ginger, cumin, coriander, paprika, turmeric, and cayenne. i think that's everything. it's perfect.

veryupsetmom (harbl), Monday, 25 March 2013 00:42 (seven years ago) link


乒乓, Monday, 25 March 2013 02:07 (seven years ago) link

one year passes...

Who's got a favourite recipe for a curry with a LOT of hot fresh chilli but that's also got a ton of aromatic subtlety to it? Happy with wet, dry, meat, fish, lentils, anything. It's been too long since I made anything at all with fresh chilli.

ljubljana, Wednesday, 24 September 2014 02:07 (six years ago) link

two weeks pass...

Thai curries are made with (usu) fresh ingredients (lemongrass, chiles, galangal, ginger, kafir lime leaves) and Indian style curries as far as i are based on dried spices. of course you can throw chiles into any dish. my fave curry that i haven't made from scratch in a long time is Sri Lankan which uses lots of dried spices (a fair bit of fenugreek which sort of stands out in a warming and nice way in the dish), tamarind, a little tomato and coconut milk. if you're interested i'll dig out the recipe. and Sri Lankan curry is supposed to be one of the spiciest/hottest curries so adding chiles to it is a great idea. esp, if like me you like these kinda things

Tom Waits for no one (outdoor_miner), Saturday, 11 October 2014 16:39 (five years ago) link

yes please! I was thinking of Indian curries but I would love to try a Sri Lankan curry.

ljubljana, Saturday, 11 October 2014 18:11 (five years ago) link

ooooh I am a big fan of Sri Lankan curries. Heavy on the coconut milk, kind of like southeast asian meets southern indian. Fresh curry leaves are U&K, imo; luckily I can get those pretty easily around here. I have a Sri Lankan cookbook called "Rice and Curry" and it is great!

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Saturday, 11 October 2014 18:38 (five years ago) link this is great

flatizza (harbl), Saturday, 11 October 2014 18:40 (five years ago) link

man that looks good

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 11 October 2014 19:08 (five years ago) link

Anything with a coconut milk and cardamom combo is off to a great start as far as I'm concerned.

ljubljana, Saturday, 11 October 2014 19:52 (five years ago) link

I have a Madhur Jaffrey curry and kebab book and my favorite one by far is a singaporean shrimp curry - curry leaves, tamarind, tomato, coconut milk, and lots of fennel and fenugreek seeds - which sounds a lot like some of the sri lankan ones.

joygoat, Saturday, 11 October 2014 20:04 (five years ago) link

that sri lankan recipe does look good. haven't come up with my olde recipe that i hope i'll find. it had fresh chopped tomatoes instead of paste, and the recipe included the spices being individually toasted and ground and didn't call for curry powder iirc. my favorite part of making this aside from eating (i useda make it with monkfish before the price skyrocketed) was the toasted/ground fennugreek scent would stick around for days and i loved it. i'll look for it harder tomorrow even though hrbl's looks fine and dandy

Tom Waits for no one (outdoor_miner), Saturday, 11 October 2014 22:53 (five years ago) link

i meant "chili powder" (which seems incongruous for a curry recipe) not curry powder

Tom Waits for no one (outdoor_miner), Sunday, 19 October 2014 18:57 (five years ago) link

gonna make this super simple dish in a bit here. along with some basmati and a veg tbd

Tom Waits for no one (outdoor_miner), Sunday, 19 October 2014 19:26 (five years ago) link

four weeks pass...

o_m those lentils look awesome
madhur jaffrey hamburger curry is a new staple for me but i'm gonna up the hotness/curriness in my recipe

flatizza (harbl), Sunday, 16 November 2014 23:59 (five years ago) link

Had curry from 2 sources this week.
Curried Goat at the official opening of Jamaica Joe's. Nice stuff. Slowly working through the menu there.
Had me wondering where they get goat from since they source locally. Also now how long each goat lasts, though its presumably one main cut. So what happens to the rest of the carcass?
Anyway tasted great.

Also had my weekly indian vegetarian which was chickpea based this week. & came home with a large pot for next few days feed.

Stevolende, Monday, 17 November 2014 07:32 (five years ago) link

four years pass...

this is really good, and fast!
you may want to use less kashmiri chili powder. it's not too hot as is. a substitute would be a much smaller amount of cayenne.
i used chicken breast because that's what i wanted to use up. i thought it would get too dry compared to thighs but it's perfect. these are cheap shitty grocery store chicken breasts, cut in large chunks.

forensic plumber (harbl), Sunday, 28 April 2019 23:53 (one year ago) link

maybe 1/2 teaspoon cayenne would taste equivalent. pretty hot.

forensic plumber (harbl), Sunday, 28 April 2019 23:54 (one year ago) link

this has become my go-to curry recipe
makes a ton of sauce, can stretch to a few days of leftovers by adding more chicken and/or veg if desired

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 29 April 2019 00:27 (one year ago) link

that looks nice! i love that curry leaf flavor.

forensic plumber (harbl), Monday, 29 April 2019 00:35 (one year ago) link

yeah it’s really good

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 29 April 2019 01:34 (one year ago) link

the recipes on this site are great great great

Tiltin' My Lens Photography (stevie), Monday, 29 April 2019 09:20 (one year ago) link

these suggestions all look extremely promising, will experiment. I keep fkn around w/ peanut butter as a base making pseudo-satays and the peanut+coconut combination is proving too powerful for me to resist, I can't go back to tomatoes

ogmor, Tuesday, 30 April 2019 10:23 (one year ago) link

seven months pass...

i got one of those boxed chicken masala mixes from the indian store and i'm about to make it, while my homemade naan dough rises. good luck usa me

forensic plumber (harbl), Friday, 27 December 2019 23:16 (nine months ago) link

update: a little weird. recipe wants you to use a cup of oil (i did not) and up to 3 cups of water. i just used 1 cup of water, but it has too much salt in it. it is also quite spicy but that's ok. i got 2 of these boxes so i have 3 more packets. i would do some more improvisations next time, such as add vegetables like potatoes, cauliflower, peas, chickpeas, idk.

forensic plumber (harbl), Saturday, 28 December 2019 00:48 (nine months ago) link

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