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I can't handle it anymore...I'm cooking curry...


Buddy 7 | 167  
16 Apr 2008 /  #1
My girlfriend and I have bitten the bullet, gone out and at considerable expense equiped ourselves with the neccesary spices and condiments.
I have so far succesfully completed one chicken and one vegetable curry I have almost made cucumber raitha, however, fresh mint is a ****** to find. I have also completed one red pepper chutney. And have all the ingredients bare three for making a mango chutney. Much as I love polish food especially when cooked by family, I need variety and SPICE...

I can see myself growing my own herbs.....

Anyway, my question to the forum is am I going mad?
Or are other people suffering from the culinary change.

I don't care how many ways you can prepare cabbage, I just want an Iceberg or Romaina lettuce..... ( help...I'm having chest pains...cough...)
miranda  
16 Apr 2008 /  #2
Anyway, my question to the forum is am I going mad?

normal behaviour, have fun:)
szarlotka 8 | 2,209  
16 Apr 2008 /  #3
Anyway, my question to the forum is am I going mad?

Possibly. If you feel the need to prepare a Phal then you definitely have lost it and should seek professional help
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
16 Apr 2008 /  #4
ill be round fo tea next week - do you want anything from blighty?
Mufasa 19 | 358  
16 Apr 2008 /  #5
fresh mint is a ****** to find

where are you buddy?

if in poland, mint is coming into season now. found again for the past two weeks in carrefour.
OP Buddy 7 | 167  
16 Apr 2008 /  #6
yeah, valium and popadoms....
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
16 Apr 2008 /  #7
jolly good
plk123 8 | 4,150  
16 Apr 2008 /  #8
curry is good stuff. have fun. post up some recipes, eh?
tornado2007 11 | 2,274  
16 Apr 2008 /  #9
curry is one of my favourite foods :)
szarlotka 8 | 2,209  
16 Apr 2008 /  #10
Here's my favourite for Chicken Phal. Best served to people you dislike intensely. Only eat yourself if you have an asbestos lined mouth.

Recipe Ingredients
3 x cloves of garlic, finely chopped
1 x roughly chopped onion
2 x chicken breasts, chopped into roughly 1 inch (2.5cm) squares
10 x fresh green chillis
20 x dried red chillis
10 x fresh red chillis
1 x piece of fresh ginger, about 4 inches long
50g tomato paste

Recipe Instructions
1. Fry the onion and garlic in vegetable or peanut oil over a low heat until soft.

2. While the onions and garlic are cooking, chop the chillis into small pieces. Be careful to keep the seeds as these are the hottest part of the chilli and are essential for a phal.

2. Add the ginger, chillis, chopped chicken and fry for five minutes at medium heat.

3. Add the tomato paste and a small amount of water, so that the chicken is covered with a sauce like consistency (but not soup like)

4. Cook for a further five minutes over a medium heat, ensuring the chicken is fully cooked before serving.

5. Eat with caution. Remember that water will not cool your mouth down if you are experiencing a severe burning sensation. You would be better trying to douse the flames with yoghurt.
plk123 8 | 4,150  
16 Apr 2008 /  #11
curry is one of my favourite foods :)

food eh? seems you might have snorted a bit much of the curry. lol

and szarlotka, thanks, that reads delish. :)
Bartolome 2 | 1,085  
16 Apr 2008 /  #12
Here's my favourite for Chicken Phal. Best served to people you dislike intensely. Only eat yourself if you have an asbestos lined mouth.

Or if your flatmate is an Indian.
OP Buddy 7 | 167  
16 Apr 2008 /  #13
Alternatively use less chill... just a thought?
mafketis 23 | 7,862  
16 Apr 2008 /  #14
fresh mint is a ****** to find

Not in Warsaw. As someone mentioned mint is about to come into season so you should be able to find fresh garden mint at open markets without too much trouble.

Also, Vietnamese people _love_ mint. You can usually buy fresh mint (Thai - more peppermint) at the Asian grocery on poznanska street (if it's still there) or wherever it is that Vietnamese people find it (formerly at the stadium but now ...?)
telefonitika  
16 Apr 2008 /  #15
szarlotka

wow how nasty is that receipe :) ... talk about hot hot hot ...

phew!!
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
16 Apr 2008 /  #16
Curry, what what? I love Indian curry, pure genius.
jagoda12 - | 15  
20 Apr 2008 /  #17
curry is what I have been missing since i left London.I can make chicken curry but can`t find all the ingredients,especially herbs to make that mixture
incubus 1 | 146  
20 Apr 2008 /  #18
i`m a lover of indian food as well. luckily i find all my spices in this butthole i live in (north east kent) - tesco has it all. but is it really hard to find all the spices in poland?

btw i cook my chicken curry from chicken breast as well. i use spices: cardamom pods(3), whole cloves (only two cuz they`ve got a strong taste), mustard seeds (1/2 teaspoon), cumin seeds (1/2 teaspoon), cinnamon stick and madras curry powder (i stuff a lot of that in lol). i fry all the spices with onion (chopped), crushed garlic clove and a green or red chilli cut in half lengthwise and then add the chicken pieces, can of chopped tomatoes, a bit of single cream and a lil bit of coconut milk. at the end i add some chopped coriander leaves.

just realised i`m hungry
jagoda12 - | 15  
21 Apr 2008 /  #19
lol,the biggest problem I have to find is corriander leaves .And when I fry it I add one chopped onion as well.You like it really hot lol.And I use fresh tomatoes.Do you use that special device to cook rice?It`s really good.I added frozen peas and carrots into the rice before cooking.
z_darius 14 | 3,968  
21 Apr 2008 /  #20
Must be something in the genes. I never liked Indian cuisine and that's because of curry.

I grow some spices in my garden, with hot Mexican peppers being my favorites, but curry somehow ain't to my liking, and it doesn't have enough of a kick. I have that feeling of gasping for air when curry is present in food.
szarlotka 8 | 2,209  
21 Apr 2008 /  #21
but curry somehow ain't to my liking, and it doesn't have enough of a kick.

LOL - try my recipe above
incubus 1 | 146  
21 Apr 2008 /  #22
lol,the biggest problem I have to find is corriander leaves .And when I fry it I add one chopped onion as well.You like it really hot lol.And I use fresh tomatoes.Do you use that special device to cook rice?It`s really good.I added frozen peas and carrots into the rice before cooking.

i never used to like coriander lol it changed all of a sudden after i had indian style scrambled eggs with coriander and i started liking it from then. maybe you could grow your own coriander leaves?

i don`t have that special device for cooking rice. sometimes i eat curry with pasta instead of rice lol. and i also cook a west african dish called jollof rice where you cook rice with fried onion, garlic, spices (i use curry powder, cinnamon, bay leaf and add a chilli sometimes), bell pepper, carrot and chicken cut in small cubes. you cook all that (previously slightly fried) + rice in chicken stock and add salt. add a bit of water if it runs out and basically try to cook until the rice is done and all the water`s evaporated. it is lovely! my favourite west african dish.
Peter 3 | 247  
21 Apr 2008 /  #23
I keep forgetting that what you're talking about is what we call "English Indian" which is more complex than our "Trinidadian Indian" curry.
jagoda12 - | 15  
21 Apr 2008 /  #24
thanks , I will try for sure,and you`re right .I could grow corriander.A nice thought,lol
LondonChick 31 | 1,134  
21 Apr 2008 /  #25
Enjoy...

Shall I rub it in? This place is not far away from me.... tajstores.co.uk/outer_frame.htm
Dzhaklin 3 | 166  
21 Apr 2008 /  #26
I wish I had the time and money to cook my own curry. I always end up going to this quickie mart where you can get all you can eat for four dollars
LondonChick 31 | 1,134  
21 Apr 2008 /  #27
A good curry is cheap to make - you can make a massive batch and freeze it, and then just reheat the portions. Plus, you can make it as healthy, with lots of fresh veg.
sapphire 22 | 1,241  
22 Apr 2008 /  #28
I have no problem whatsoever cooking any kind of Indian food (curry was invented by the British). I do need to learn how to cook Polish food though.. thats a lot more tricky. Anyone wanna swap recipes?
tornado2007 11 | 2,274  
22 Apr 2008 /  #29
yum yum, i've just finished a real good Chicken Tikka Masala curry, mmmmmm mmmmm i'm so full :)
z_darius 14 | 3,968  
22 Apr 2008 /  #30
try my recipe above

That sounds yummy!

I've seeded a few varieties of chili for my garden this year. I am trying to get Habanero chili going too.

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