Making Indian restaurant/take away style curry at home

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Post by TC2642 » Sun Apr 10, 2011 5:22 pm

Just joined myself, looks like there's some great info on that site.
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Re: Making Indian restaurant/take away style curry at home

Post by Spin » Fri Apr 22, 2011 11:39 am

How did I miss this thread ? I've been looking for this info for ages. I love making curries, but they are never anything like the ones you get from a good curry house.

Thanks for the info.

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Post by floydmeddler » Fri Apr 22, 2011 4:31 pm

Howdy Spin. Join up and get cooking. You will be amazed. You will also feel quite smug!! ;-)

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Re: Making Indian restaurant/take away style curry at home

Post by Spin » Fri Apr 22, 2011 6:31 pm

I regularly do curry nights for my friends. My curry is ok but nothing to write home about.
I'll keep quiet and surprise them with a proper curry next time. :D Hopefully I can make it happen [-o< .

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Post by 6470zzy » Fri Apr 22, 2011 6:42 pm

I love a good curry myself and they are hard to find hereabouts, I just joined up too :D

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Re: Making Indian restaurant/take away style curry at home

Post by Spin » Fri Apr 29, 2011 12:43 am

I just cooked my first BIR curry tonight. It was a fairly basic Madras recipe and it came out great.
I wasn't expecting much with it being my first attempt, but it was really nice.

http://www.tonyq.co.uk/?page_id=256

It does make you realise just how much oil you are eating though. But at least you know there aren't any added colourings, chemicals, MSG etc.
My friend said it's the best meal I've cooked yet and it's usually really hard to get any positive comments out of him.
Now, what to cook next ???

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Re: Making Indian restaurant/take away style curry at home

Post by floydmeddler » Fri Apr 29, 2011 8:05 am

Looks great. Go for CA's Dhansak next... It's superb. UP's Garlic Chili Chicken is super too.

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Re: Making Indian restaurant/take away style curry at home

Post by Spin » Fri Apr 29, 2011 11:55 am

I'll do that, as long as the recipe isn't too complicated. The photo's you have taken of your own efforts make my mouth water. Can't wait to try them. I also want to try making Pilau rice.

Looking at you photo's, I don't think I blended my sauce smooth enough. I left a little bit lumpy as I thought that was how it was meant to be. But yours looks a niced consistency.

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Re: Making Indian restaurant/take away style curry at home

Post by floydmeddler » Fri Apr 29, 2011 1:41 pm

Yep, it should be smooth. Won't make much difference to flavour though. I whiz with a hand blender for a good few mins.

I'm out of base sauce at the min and there's no room in the freezer for another batch. Damn!

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Re: Making Indian restaurant/take away style curry at home

Post by Geezah » Fri Jun 03, 2011 9:44 pm

Tonight I made Chicken Tikka Masala from THIS recipe, except I didn't add the honey.

And I marinated my chicken from THIS recipe.

Defiantely a nice dish.

The chicken bbq'd as a starter is also very nice.

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This is the second time I made this CTM and I have adapted the recipe to the wifes taste by:
Omiting the honey
1/2 the measure of ground almonds
a 1" x 2" knob of butter in a splash of oil instead of ghee
Last edited by Geezah on Sun Jun 05, 2011 7:37 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: Making Indian restaurant/take away style curry at home

Post by floydmeddler » Sun Jun 05, 2011 9:27 am

Mmm. Sounds great. Will put it on to my 'to cook' list. Knocked myself up a madras on Friday night. Made some chapati bread too. Took no time at all and tasted as good as (if not better) than my local take aways. :-)

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Re: Making Indian restaurant/take away style curry at home

Post by Titch » Sun Jun 05, 2011 11:01 am

just joined now to browse and see what i have in the cupboard

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Re: Making Indian restaurant/take away style curry at home

Post by floydmeddler » Sun Jun 05, 2011 12:26 pm

You'll never look back...

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Re: Making Indian restaurant/take away style curry at home

Post by Geezah » Sat Jun 25, 2011 9:05 pm

Chicken Tika Masala (minus the red food colouring)

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Re: Making Indian restaurant/take away style curry at home

Post by floydmeddler » Sun Jun 26, 2011 10:09 am

Mmmm... Looks delicious.

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