Welcome, guest! Please login or register.

Author Topic: Methi  (Read 5934 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline jb

  • Curry Spice Master
  • ******
  • Posts: 807
Re: Methi
« Reply #20 on: February 27, 2014, 11:28 AM »
I have to say that,without exception every restaurant/take-away kitchen I've been into(4 so far)I've seen the chef use methi when cooking curries.Most videos show the same thing,so yes it's pretty widespread.

Offline Madrasandy

  • Ive Had Way too Much Curry
  • **********
  • Posts: 1639
Re: Methi
« Reply #21 on: September 07, 2014, 09:29 AM »
I have always used methi leaf in my Madras, only because nearly every madras recipe I have seen uses it.
On Friday I made a Madras and omitted the methi, and I have to say it was a fantastic curry, better than normal. This could be down to other factors though - The jb base, cooking the ingredients in a different order or the omission of methi.
 I wont really know till I have tried it a few more times, but it definitely hit all the right notes.
You cant beat the heat


Offline littlechilie

  • Curry Spice Master
  • ******
  • Posts: 945
Re: Methi
« Reply #22 on: September 07, 2014, 09:49 AM »
I believe it is a difficult herb to use Andy as it's bitter, so unless we cook out the curry correctly it can enhance the rawness of a undercooked curry!

But if the curry is cooked to perfection then it's slightly sweet, so the Methi and lemon juice evens the sweetness out.

It's a tightrope we cross ;)
If Ya Can't Stand Da Heat

Offline noble ox

  • Indian Master Chef
  • ****
  • Posts: 339
Re: Methi
« Reply #23 on: September 07, 2014, 10:51 AM »
I watched a chef use methi he put a good pinch in his palms then rubbed it to a powder then lobbed it in
I have tried and for some unknown reason it makes the curry less harsh
I expect someone who is a professor of methi use and what height to drop for the best flavour will educate us all ;D

Offline Madrasandy

  • Ive Had Way too Much Curry
  • **********
  • Posts: 1639
Re: Methi
« Reply #24 on: September 07, 2014, 11:06 AM »
I have tried many different heights Ox but it is not only about height , you have to take into consideration the trajectory of the methi and the angle on landing into the curry!  ;)

You cant beat the heat

Offline littlechilie

  • Curry Spice Master
  • ******
  • Posts: 945
Re: Methi
« Reply #25 on: September 07, 2014, 11:08 AM »
Newton & Einstein may well create a Mathematica theory for this, but Johannes Kepler's noted his three laws of planetary motion in 1605  8)
Combine all three with a (BIR Jedi Master Chef) and we may well have the results 8)

 ;D ;D


If Ya Can't Stand Da Heat

Offline Peripatetic Phil

  • CONTRIBUTING MEMBER
  • Jedi Curry Master
  • **********
  • Posts: 6006
  • A closed mind is a would-be chef's worse enemy.
    • Poems for Charity
Re: Methi
« Reply #26 on: September 07, 2014, 11:31 AM »
Newton & Einstein may well create a Mathematica theory for this

No, Mathematica hadn't been written at that time; they would have been forced to use more primitive software such as Maple.

Quote
but Johannes Kepler's noted his three laws of planetary motion in 1605

Whilst Tycho Brahe expired on 24th October 1601 of a bladder or kidney ailment after attending a banquet in Prague.  According to Kepler's first-hand account, Tycho had refused to leave the banquet to relieve himself because it would have been a breach of etiquette.  After he had returned home, he was no longer able to urinate, except eventually in very small quantities and with excruciating pain.

** Phil.
Allergy warning :  the content of this message may annoy the anally-retentive and those with tunnel vision

Offline Madrasandy

  • Ive Had Way too Much Curry
  • **********
  • Posts: 1639
Re: Methi
« Reply #27 on: September 07, 2014, 11:37 AM »
Well that cleared that up   :o ;)
You cant beat the heat

Offline livo

  • Spice God
  • *****
  • Posts: 783
Re: Methi
« Reply #28 on: September 07, 2014, 11:40 AM »
I watched a chef use methi he put a good pinch in his palms then rubbed it to a powder then lobbed it in
I have tried and for some unknown reason it makes the curry less harsh
I expect someone who is a professor of methi use and what height to drop for the best flavour will educate us all ;D

Probably depends on whether or not you've just scratched your cashews.
Whiskey is the answer, but what was the question?

Offline littlechilie

  • Curry Spice Master
  • ******
  • Posts: 945
Re: Methi
« Reply #29 on: September 07, 2014, 07:11 PM »
 ;D
If Ya Can't Stand Da Heat


 

You may like these posts on curry-recipes.co.uk: