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Darkon

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Curry Tales
« on: January 14, 2016, 10:35:20 AM »


I'm curious how many of you have been exposed to curries, what your experience with them are, whether you like them and what your favourite dishes are.

Curry, originally meant sauce, describing sauced dishes from Asia, but is today heavily associated with spicy food.

I have a love/hate relationship with curries, so I was wondering what the rest of you thought of them.  :smile:
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Re: Curry Tales
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2016, 10:40:17 AM »

I am currently eating a thai green curry with a side of coconut rice, I often also eat indian butter curry. I have eaten and enjoyed others, but those are my main two.
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Re: Curry Tales
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2016, 10:46:49 AM »

Are those very spicy? And if so, why do you like them, Pops?
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Re: Curry Tales
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2016, 11:12:43 AM »

Both are generally mild curries with the spiciness really only adding flavour. I prefer my butter curry to be made a little spicier as I enjoy the warmth. A green curry, particularly as I had it with coconut rice, is a very sweet affair (mostly the coconut rice does that). I am not truly sure how to further analyse why I like them, but am loathe to say "I just do."

Suffice it to say that I enjoy the blend of flavours and it is probably the best veggie intake I've had in a while. Mostly I get tomato and lettuce in small quantities, and very little else vegetable-wise. I realise I should have more fruit and veg, but sometimes that is hard to do, when I barely even think of it. Anyway, I've gotten off track (like I would ever do that!) so now I shall stop this glorious ramble!
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Re: Curry Tales
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2016, 09:39:25 PM »

I love curries. I occasionally make them myself. Being said that i can't really stand hot food too well. I'd love to visit thailand and eat some over there. But that'll be the only reason for me to visit thailand.
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Re: Curry Tales
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2016, 08:45:35 AM »

Curries are pretty much the awesomest food ever. I like spicy. Like really spicy. I like them because they're rich and warm and filling; can be cooked with meat or vegetarian, with lots of veggies or not so much, and served on rice. They take a while to do right, but are passable when cooked quickly. I cook them fairly often these days. Turmeric/cumin/coriander are the triumvirate of spices, in my preference. You can add other stuff as necessary.

A friend surprised me the other day with a container of curry he'd made. Lamb, lots of spice; it was f**king awesome.

I haven't figured out tomato-based sauces yet though. Hmmm... that may be my next mission.
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Re: Curry Tales
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2016, 09:09:48 PM »

See this is where my curry love goes bad: when it becomes too spicy, I no longer taste all the flavours in the dish as th curry dominates everything else. Do you taste any other flavours if you eat so spicy?
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Re: Curry Tales
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2016, 03:58:06 AM »

If it's so spicy I'm crying, only a few other flavors will make it through (Thai basil, star anise, bitterness) but if I'm not in tears, it's all good. Plus, you can always make something a bit less spicy by adding dairy or fatty coconut, but if you have too much yogurt or cream or whatever, it'll never get spicy again.
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Re: Curry Tales
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2016, 07:26:26 PM »

The best way to get rid of the capsaicin binding the mucosal receptors that make you feel heat is to use fat products. So I'm not surprised that fatty coconut, yoghurt or cream would neutralize it.

According to wikipedia, part of the population likes it because the receptor stimulation results in an endorfin release.
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Re: Curry Tales
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2016, 06:02:06 PM »

Never been a big fan of "Indian" curries. I suppose that's because I've never had a proper one. My only experience has been a "take away curry" which was foul.

I prefer Thai curries. I find them brighter and fresher and I'd rather have pure chilli/ginger/ lemon grass and coconut flavours rather than Cardamom, Cumin, and Corriander and Turmeric.

(I'm one of these people who thinks corriander tastes of soap. It's a genetic thing apparently :D )
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Re: Curry Tales
« Reply #10 on: July 20, 2016, 08:13:22 PM »

Never been a big fan of "Indian" curries. I suppose that's because I've never had a proper one. My only experience has been a "take away curry" which was foul.

I prefer Thai curries. I find them brighter and fresher and I'd rather have pure chilli/ginger/ lemon grass and coconut flavours rather than Cardamom, Cumin, and Corriander and Turmeric.

(I'm one of these people who thinks corriander tastes of soap. It's a genetic thing apparently :D )

My sister thinks cilantro (which is the name of the plant that produces coriander seeds (I have no idea why they have different names)) tastes like soap, but is okay with the coriander seed.

I think cilantro is HORRIBLE in salads and tastes like petrol/gas, but good in rice and other cooked things.

Am I maybe not genetically related to my sister O.O ??????

"Indian" covers a lot of ground, though. I know how to cook northern Indian stuff, but I can never get the flavors right for the south half of the subcontinent.

You all should watch The Lunchbox. It's a really sweet rom-com (though light on the comedy) with a lot of curry. :)
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