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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. http://www.mysrilankanrecipe.com/dhal-curry/. 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! https://ministryofcurry.com/chicken-karahi/
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 (nine months ago) link

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

forensic plumber (harbl), Sunday, 28 April 2019 23:54 (nine months 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

https://www.theflavorbender.com/sri-lankan-chicken-curry/

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 29 April 2019 00:27 (nine months ago) link

that looks nice! i love that curry leaf flavor.

forensic plumber (harbl), Monday, 29 April 2019 00:35 (nine months ago) link

yeah it’s really good

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 29 April 2019 01:34 (nine months ago) link

the recipes on this site are great great great
http://maunikagowardhan.co.uk/cook-in-a-curry/

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

is it something where they want you to cook it for a lot longer so the oil/water boils off? What you're describing reminds of the box recipe on this fish curry box mix ... I think I did what you did, or maybe something similar, and it wasn't what it was supposed to be, I'm pretty sure.

sarahell, Saturday, 28 December 2019 04:49 (one month ago) link

i would have thought so but no, it gives you times like "10 minutes" and i was using a big saute pan with a lot of surface area. i was thinking it might thicken because it contains corn starch but it must have only been a trace amount. and i was using cut-up chicken breast so i didn't want to cook it too long.

forensic plumber (harbl), Saturday, 28 December 2019 14:39 (one month ago) link

i'm not familiar with this masala mix, but the more you cook and stir cornstarch the more likely you are to lose the thickening power. the thickened product will get watery as the network which the starch causes to form breaks. personally i would just make the sauce by hydrating the spice mix and making a slurry, then slowly add that to the simmering water/fat while whisking and finding out how thick it ends up. and cook everything else separately and add it to the sauce. seems that would be more foolproof? sorry for completely unasked-for opinion!

one charm and one antiup quark (outdoor_miner), Saturday, 28 December 2019 23:43 (one month ago) link

no--that does make sense, but i wouldn't want to cook the meat and then coat it in stuff. i think it's just meant for lazy people. i will try the slurry when i use it with chickpeas though, since they'll already be cooked.

forensic plumber (harbl), Saturday, 28 December 2019 23:54 (one month ago) link

This person's videos have been a revalation for me:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qV38aaJSlTE&t=222s

The base technique there of ghee, frying off seeds, then onion, then spices, then tomato, is (I'm assured by my indian coworkers) basically the base for any curry. Ive tried it with toor dal, and as a base for saag, and it made such a freaking difference doing it properly.

Its a PITA having so many different packets of spices and seeds though. And they cook everything in pressure cookers so its hard to know how long to cook dal/lentils for.

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Monday, 30 December 2019 05:55 (one month ago) link

Oh and watch the mustard seeds. One time I poured wayyyy too many in and also burnt them and the taste was bitter and horrid :(

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Monday, 30 December 2019 05:56 (one month ago) link

trayce can you paste link to the video with a space in it to stop the autoembed? "an error occurred"

i am in the middle of rearranging/jarring all my various spices and seeds and it's a mess. i had too many bags in the cabinets.

forensic plumber (harbl), Monday, 30 December 2019 13:49 (one month ago) link

The base technique there of ghee, frying off seeds, then onion, then spices, then tomato, is (I'm assured by my indian coworkers) basically the base for any curry.

Without being able to see the video I can at least agree with that statement! I did an Indian cuisine cooking class a couple of months ago and the one useful thing was the chef showing us 3 ways of bringing out spice flavors: bloom in ghee (for curry sauce), add to a liquid & simmer (dal), and...I forgot the third one but it must have involved the rice because that's the other thing we made.

Anyway the curry was boring as. She admitted it was just a "base" to be tailored by regional & family preferences.

There's more Italy than necessary. (in orbit), Monday, 30 December 2019 20:59 (one month ago) link

can vouch for meera sodha's books as great curry recipe tomes; made in india is a bit better than her purely-veg fresh india, and has lots of great veg recipes too.

The base technique there of ghee, frying off seeds, then onion, then spices, then tomato, is (I'm assured by my indian coworkers) basically the base for any curry.

this is pretty much how every curry i make or attempt begins, cannot make any claims for their authenticity but they are often really nice! (Onion section is often a slurry of blitzed onions/garlic/ginger)

Pinche Cumbion Bien Loco (stevie), Monday, 30 December 2019 21:30 (one month ago) link

two weeks pass...

Eep I never came back to see the link hadnt worked!

http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=L32CGVxvdVE

Or look up Swasthi's Recipes on YT.

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Friday, 17 January 2020 01:49 (one month ago) link

one month passes...

i made chicken tikka masala and a spinach-onion pilaf both from 660 curries

the sauce for the tikka masala was a bit too sweet. i did make my own mistake by putting in one can of tomatoes instead of one CUP of tomatoes. but it has raisins in it (blended up with everything). the marinade is very good. i added lemon juice. pilaf is good, would make again. probably try a different CTK recipe next time but not bad or anything.

forensic plumber (harbl), Tuesday, 25 February 2020 00:21 (yesterday) link

CTM obv
the raisininess is not a bad combo with the hotness of the marinade, it's growing on me

forensic plumber (harbl), Tuesday, 25 February 2020 00:28 (yesterday) link


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