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Title: Littlechilie Old School Madras Video.
Post by: littlechilie on March 04, 2015, 10:38 PM
Hey All

Old School Chicken Madras Video.HD Please Enjoy.

Take a look at this video on YouTube:

http://youtu.be/1PmMjAHSL94 (http://youtu.be/1PmMjAHSL94)


My Mix Powder Is.

3x Turmeric
3x Madras Curry
1x Coriander
1x Paprika
1x Cumin

My Base Sauce.

4x large onions White
2x carrots
1x small slice of green pepper
1x small slice red pepper
2x tomato sliced in half
Small amount of Coriander stem
Chefs spoon go garlic ginger.
Good Tsp salt
Cover all with water job done.

Cook for 1 1/2 hours add 1 chef oil, teaspoon tom purée, large chef spoon of mix powder. Small tsp chilli powder. Large tsp coconut block.

Cook on high for 1/2 hour and blend and strain.

Please hope you enjoy the video and more so the 1990s Madras. Recipe Comes From A local indian Chef.
Title: Re: Littlechilie Old School Madras 1990s
Post by: Gav Iscon on March 04, 2015, 10:44 PM
Video comes up 'Private' lc.

Title: Re: Littlechilie Old School Madras 1990s
Post by: littlechilie on March 04, 2015, 10:53 PM
Thanks Gav I try and sort it ASAP.
Title: Re: Littlechilie Old School Madras 1990s
Post by: Gav Iscon on March 04, 2015, 10:57 PM
I'm waiting....... ;D
Title: Re: Littlechilie Old School Madras 1990s
Post by: littlechilie on March 04, 2015, 11:00 PM
Sorted out the issue, wanted it for the forum only but have made it public now.
Enjoy.
Title: Re: Littlechilie Old School Madras 1990s
Post by: Secret Santa on March 05, 2015, 12:25 PM
Wonderful video lc. I wouldn't call this old school though, in fact just the opposite. It was about the early nineties whe, at least as far as I'm concerned, curries took a turn for the worse and there was a noticeable deterioration in quality.

Certainly I'd never had a sour madras before that time and I notice yours includes both tamarind and lemon juice, so distinctly new school from my perspective.

That said it's an exemplary curry you made in all other respects.
Title: Re: Littlechilie Old School Madras 1990s
Post by: littlechilie on March 05, 2015, 12:34 PM
Thanks for the feed back Ss, my best memories of madras always had whole spice in! I always figured it was in the base till I got chatting with a Chef other day.
Yep my taste is sour but the Madras will Sup price you how sweet it is when the spice is cooked out correctly.
As you say if your pallet is not for sour just discard that bit, hope you get around to cooking this as it's a super dish.
Kind Regards.   
Title: Re: Littlechilie Old School Madras 1990s
Post by: loveitspicy on March 05, 2015, 12:52 PM
I would like to say - that is how to make a video - excellent and the finished dish looks great too.

well done

best, Rich
Title: Re: Littlechilie Old School Madras 1990s
Post by: Peripatetic Phil on March 05, 2015, 01:21 PM
I would like to say - that is how to make a video - excellent

Maybe you could get a job as video consultant to Happy Chris, given ScottyM's recent critique  (http://www.curry-recipes.co.uk/curry/index.php/topic,13176.msg116737.html#msg116737)of his Khoan Vong curry sauce rip-off video ...

Incidentally, although I dislike Chinese curries, I would be interested in comparing KV's and HC's videos, if anyone has an archive copy of the former ?

** Phil.
Title: Re: Littlechilie Old School Madras Video.
Post by: fried on March 05, 2015, 05:49 PM
This video should be 'stickied', so anyone not sure about their technique and what to add at which stage of the cooking procedure can study it. Fantastic work.

Title: Re: Littlechilie Old School Madras Video.
Post by: littlechilie on March 05, 2015, 06:24 PM
Thanks again for the positive comments, I wanted to make the short film as clean as possible! Hoping to make a series to match.

Fried, your correct saying it is all about your timing and actions.

Regards.
Title: Re: Littlechilie Old School Madras Video.
Post by: Gav Iscon on March 05, 2015, 06:28 PM
Finally got to see it lc. Good vid.  :)
Title: Re: Littlechilie Old School Madras Video.
Post by: littlechilie on March 05, 2015, 06:41 PM
Thanks Gaviscon :) yep few issues last night as I never used or uploaded a video before! Hope you get to make the Madras, IMO of course it's a good dish ;) I'm not promising a series as the cooking is easy, it just takes so darn long to do the editing  ;D
Title: Re: Littlechilie Old School Madras Video.
Post by: Garp on March 05, 2015, 06:47 PM
Nicely done LC. Shame about the music though - could have done with a bit of 1D  8)
Title: Re: Littlechilie Old School Madras Video.
Post by: littlechilie on March 05, 2015, 06:50 PM
Garp next time your on bud ;) but you'll have to let me know who they are!
Title: Re: Littlechilie Old School Madras Video.
Post by: ELW on March 05, 2015, 07:09 PM
Great video littlechilie, thanks for posting. Whole spices for me also & blended green chillies instead of powdered make a great madras.

ELW
Title: Re: Littlechilie Old School Madras Video.
Post by: Micky Tikka on March 05, 2015, 07:31 PM
Gooood looking video littlechilli

I think even Chewy would have been proud of that one  ;D

It looked a spot on curry

Cheers MT
Title: Re: Littlechilie Old School Madras Video.
Post by: Naga on March 05, 2015, 08:04 PM
Excellent video! Thanks for posting it. :)
Title: Re: Littlechilie Old School Madras Video.
Post by: london on March 05, 2015, 08:43 PM
Good effort, must say that the music is quite hypnotic in a good way. Looking forward to more vids.

London.
Title: Re: Littlechilie Old School Madras Video.
Post by: curryhell on March 05, 2015, 10:44 PM
I could almost smell that cooking LC.  Fantastic video editing and showcases the technique required.  Only let down was the presentation of the final dish in plastic TA container  :(.  The dish was most worthy of a nice gleaming serving dish and a little sprinkle of freshly chopped coriander to show it off in all its glory.  Blinding effort.  Look forward to more vids from you.  ;)

CT, you have competition  ;D
Title: Re: Littlechilie Old School Madras Video.
Post by: littlechilie on March 05, 2015, 10:55 PM
Hi Curryhell,

Thanks for you input, your correct in what you say, as that's the only part of the video I'm not happy with :( I knocked the camera at the last 60 seconds :'( if I ever get time (NOT) I would change it, but that's the way it went down so I switched it for a photo of the finished curry, minus a foil tray.

100% would of been beginners luck, lol

Regards.
Title: Re: Littlechilie Old School Madras Video.
Post by: Secret Santa on March 06, 2015, 09:00 AM
CT, you have competition  ;D

Indeed. Not least of all because listening to CT's videos is like listening to a drunken bulldog chewing a toffee.  ;D
Title: Re: Littlechilie Old School Madras Video.
Post by: JerryM on March 07, 2015, 10:44 AM
spectacular video - like the lid.

did i miss it but i guess the whole spice got carried over into the carton.

green cardamom was a certainty - always remember 1st time one got carried through into the dish. tomato segments the only change.
Title: Re: Littlechilie Old School Madras Video.
Post by: littlechilie on March 07, 2015, 11:11 AM
Many Thanks JerryM,

Yep I choose not to remove whole spice myself, but if I was serving a portion I would choose to remove the spice as it's not to everyone's understanding!  ::)

Hope you get around to trying the dish, I can't recommend using the correct amount of oil enough!

Many Thanks.
Title: Re: Littlechilie Old School Madras Video.
Post by: markp123 on May 11, 2015, 06:28 PM
Still comes up as saying video is private for me..... :(
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Post by: Madrasandy on May 11, 2015, 08:25 PM
Yep private  :o
Title: Re: Littlechilie Old School Madras Video.
Post by: curryhell on May 11, 2015, 09:55 PM
And me now  >:(
Title: Re: Littlechilie Old School Madras Video.
Post by: littlechilie on May 14, 2015, 09:49 PM
Fixed, caught out with mixing my old YouTube account with the new Google login????????anyway thanks Phil for the PM.
Title: Re: Littlechilie Old School Madras Video.
Post by: Gav Iscon on May 14, 2015, 10:01 PM
I've just had a nightmare with that LC.  ??? :-\
Title: Re: Littlechilie Old School Madras Video.
Post by: littlechilie on May 14, 2015, 10:07 PM
Hi Gaviscon, your not kidding !! I seem two have two accounts under the same name now. Managed to delete it, but not before a nightmare Google acid trip, filled with forms and personal details and such.

Anyway I seem to of got my Google free acount back.
Title: Re: Littlechilie Old School Madras Video.
Post by: Gav Iscon on May 14, 2015, 10:10 PM
An unhappy compromise for me. Just have to be a bit more careful who I am on the internet now  ::) :-\
Title: Re: Littlechilie Old School Madras Video.
Post by: Pugs on June 11, 2015, 03:00 PM
Great vid and you know what, I'm glad i found somebody who uses Tamarind to get that flavour, I love it and i found a madras on Isle of Skye which had it the recipe, gonna try this one.

LittleChillie, any chance of listing down the steps for prosperity here?

Is it something like

1.   Heat oil until sizzling
2.   Add tablespoon garlic\ginger puree ? stir and fry for 30 secs
3.   Add 1 Star Anise, 1 Green Cardamom, 1 Bay Leaf, stir and fry for 1 min
4.   Add Mix Powder, Chilli Powder, Fenugreek, and salt (quantities?), immediately followed by puree  -stir and fry for 30 seconds
5.   Add ladle of Base sauce, reduce
6.   Add ladle of base sauce, stir
7.   Add chicken, stir in, simmer and reduce (should be at around 5 minutes cooking buy now)
8.   Add another 4 ladles of base sauce, stir in
9.   Add teaspoon of Tamarind
10.   Reduce sauce (2 mins)
11.   Add lemon to taste
12.   Continue cooking (good bubbling), cover
13.   Add 1 halved tomato
14.   Continue cooking for 5 mins, add fresh coriander leaf
15.   Serve


PS

What is you size of chef spoon in milli litres?
Approx water content in base?
Title: Re: Littlechilie Old School Madras Video.
Post by: livo on June 12, 2015, 01:42 AM

What is you size of chef spoon in milli litres?

I understand that you are asking for the size of that particular spoon but, for what it's worth, here we go again.

A Chef spoon is not a standard measurement or for that matter a measurement at all. I have found that in store (over here anyway) and online the correct name (or another name) for them, should you want to purchase one, is a Basting Spoon and they are actually available in different sizes usually measured in length, not capacity.  (Also available with slots and holes but that is meaningless to us here.)

I have three that look about the same size, roughly, but when I actually measure what they can hold in water (1 g / cc / ml) they vary considerably.  The first stainless steel one holds only 20 ml. The other two (a nylon and another SS) both hold almost double that at 39 ml and 41 ml.

A "Chef spoon" cannot be used as a unit of measurement.

Even a Tablespoons "standard measure" can vary and so is not "standard". 
1 Tablespoon [US] = 14.7867648 Milliliters
1 Tablespoon [Metric] = 15 Milliliters
1 Tablespoon [UK] = 17.758164 Milliliters
and I have a silicon one in a set that says 1Tbsp / 20 ml and holds 20 ml.
Title: Re: Littlechilie Old School Madras Video.
Post by: littlechilie on June 12, 2015, 02:21 AM
Hi Pugs, please update me on how you enjoy cooking this Madras dish. My advice is don't get caught up with measurements, approximately will do just fine.
Enjoy.

 (http://www.curry-recipes.co.uk/imagehost/pics/c788f9f581c00429ed20f735a294dd93.jpg) (http://www.curry-recipes.co.uk/imagehost/#c788f9f581c00429ed20f735a294dd93.jpg)}
Title: Re: Littlechilie Old School Madras Video.
Post by: Pugs on June 12, 2015, 11:12 AM
Hi Pugs, please update me on how you enjoy cooking this Madras dish. My advice is don't get caught up with measurements, approximately will do just fine.
Enjoy.

 (http://www.curry-recipes.co.uk/imagehost/pics/c788f9f581c00429ed20f735a294dd93.jpg) (http://www.curry-recipes.co.uk/imagehost/#c788f9f581c00429ed20f735a294dd93.jpg)}

Ok will do, going to try

1 Tbl GG
1 t Mix (might adjust that to more after first attempt)
1 t Chilli
1/2 t Fenugreek dried leaf (may add some more cause i like it...a lot)
1/2 t salt
1 Tbl Puree\3 Tble water mixed
Title: Re: Littlechilie Old School Madras Video.
Post by: Pugs on June 12, 2015, 11:16 AM

What is you size of chef spoon in milli litres?

I understand that you are asking for the size of that particular spoon but, for what it's worth, here we go again.

A Chef spoon is not a standard measurement or for that matter a measurement at all. I have found that in store (over here anyway) and online the correct name (or another name) for them, should you want to purchase one, is a Basting Spoon and they are actually available in different sizes usually measured in length, not capacity.  (Also available with slots and holes but that is meaningless to us here.)

I have three that look about the same size, roughly, but when I actually measure what they can hold in water (1 g / cc / ml) they vary considerably.  The first stainless steel one holds only 20 ml. The other two (a nylon and another SS) both hold almost double that at 39 ml and 41 ml.

A "Chef spoon" cannot be used as a unit of measurement.

Even a Tablespoons "standard measure" can vary and so is not "standard". 
1 Tablespoon [US] = 14.7867648 Milliliters
1 Tablespoon [Metric] = 15 Milliliters
1 Tablespoon [UK] = 17.758164 Milliliters
and I have a silicon one in a set that says 1Tbsp / 20 ml and holds 20 ml.

Okey doke. Guess it's getting the ratios right more than the actual measurement, if that makes sense.

I used to have a nice ladle that had measurements embedded into the metal on the spoon, wish I hadn't binned it, was actual rather good.
Title: Re: Littlechilie Old School Madras Video.
Post by: Peripatetic Phil on June 12, 2015, 11:19 AM
Ok will do, going to try

1 Tbl GC

"GC" ?
Title: Re: Littlechilie Old School Madras Video.
Post by: Pugs on June 12, 2015, 12:00 PM
Ok will do, going to try

1 Tbl GC

"GC" ?

Typo! Amended

GG - Garlic\Ginger
Title: Re: Littlechilie Old School Madras Video.
Post by: Pugs on June 12, 2015, 03:44 PM
Ok disaster. Dont know what I'm doing but struggling with getting the correct consistancy\density with the sauces. It tastes good but doesn't have that BIR look and no smooth sauce, mine 'breaks up' and over did it with the oil on this one. Last picture is with oil removed but look closly with the sauce and it's 'modulated' and consistant :-\ Whats that all about was looking good until after the chicken went in, thought i'd put too much base sauce in but couldn't have, i thought it too runny and hence tried to reduce and why the toms are err disintegrated


Title: Re: Littlechilie Old School Madras Video.
Post by: Pugs on June 12, 2015, 04:23 PM
Recovered the mess a little, by doing a standalone mix plus base sauce and then added it to the existing curry seens above, not ideal but the texture is now correct and is ok'ish. Whilst practicing with the frying GG\Mix\Puree\Base its ok but when cooking a curry, I end up with the disaster above.
Title: Re: Littlechilie Old School Madras Video.
Post by: Sverige on June 12, 2015, 08:28 PM
Pugs you over cooked it. Be careful about copying video receipes and trying to replicate the cooking duration as you can lose sight of the need to cook it only until it's done. A few things could account for the different result you've gotten compared to the video that you may have been copying. First maybe your base sauce was thicker when you started, so it reduced down too much. Second possibly your hob was too fierce.

Well anyway take it steady next time and when it looks done don't cook further even if you've seen a video showing a longer cook. Having said that though you do need a fair cooking duration to get those spices nicely mellowed so also consider if you need to thin out your base sauce or turn the hob down a bit.
Title: Re: Littlechilie Old School Madras Video.
Post by: Pugs on June 13, 2015, 10:38 AM
Thanks for info Sverige.  ;)

I suspect that I'm having issues deciding on what pan to use whilst cooking. I dont feel like my existing Wok does the job, so have been experimenting with other cooking utensils, tried a heavy cast iron cassorle dish (don't they use heavy cast tiron traditionally) and a stainless balti dish (which cooked the above) but seems to get too hot too quickly. So each is different with the 'timings' whilst cooking. I'd like to get a dish similar to the obe in vid, complete with lid but cant find anything like them.
Title: Re: Littlechilie Old School Madras Video.
Post by: Sverige on June 13, 2015, 10:43 AM
A 22cm to 26cm frying pan will be perfectly adequate. Aluminium, stainless steel or even non stick Teflon. Many swear by aluminium but it's far from true that you can't use other materials. No need for a lid, just put foil down around the hob ring or wipe up straight after cooking.
Title: Re: Littlechilie Old School Madras Video.
Post by: Pugs on June 14, 2015, 06:55 PM
Update, tried this again for lunch and what a difference, went back to my old Wok and just went with gut feeling. Is a great recipe and I love a Madras with a sour undertone. My fav so far and very much like the Indian Madras I had on Skye.
Title: Re: Littlechilie Old School Madras Video.
Post by: Pugs on June 24, 2015, 01:40 PM
Did this again and was fantastic, i've amended my quantities to below

1 Tbl G/G
2 t Spice Mix
1 t Chilli (could be increased)
1 t Fenugreek dried leaf
1/2 t salt
1 Tbl Puree\3 Tbl water mixed to paste
2 Tbl Lemon juice squeezed

Using CAs base sauce
Title: Re: Littlechilie Old School Madras Video.
Post by: littlechilie on June 24, 2015, 04:44 PM
Very pleased for you Pugs 8)
Title: Re: Littlechilie Old School Madras Video.
Post by: littlechilie on July 09, 2015, 08:43 AM
Made myself a tasty Madras for last nights dinner, only used a very small amount of tamarind but still bursting with flavour.
Using JB,s base.
Here's a pic of it bubbling away.

 (http://www.curry-recipes.co.uk/imagehost/pics/ad0a68be50a5ed722de5a25f68b4759c.jpg) (http://www.curry-recipes.co.uk/imagehost/#ad0a68be50a5ed722de5a25f68b4759c.jpg)}
Title: Re: Littlechilie Old School Madras Video.
Post by: Madrasandy on July 09, 2015, 09:02 PM
Gonna have to be madras for tea tomorrow night lc  ;)
Title: Re: Littlechilie Old School Madras Video.
Post by: Madrasandy on July 11, 2015, 07:37 AM
Made this last night and have to say it was extremely nice indeed, so much so that I am making it again tongt or Mrs Ma. Loved the addition of tamarind  :)

(http://www.curry-recipes.co.uk/imagehost/pics/ab9bc6926e3cd99ca72c7ad67c95ce1c.jpg)
Title: Re: Littlechilie Old School Madras Video.
Post by: littlechilie on July 11, 2015, 07:44 AM
Looks just perfect Andy I'm so addicted to this Madras .

 8) 8)
Title: Re: Littlechilie Old School Madras Video.
Post by: Pugs on July 29, 2015, 02:59 PM
Final amendment for me :D

1 Tbl G/G
1 t Spice Mix
1/2 - 1 t Chilli (could be increased)
1/2 t Fenugreek dried leaf (got some really nice stuff from Amazon which showed that 1t was too much, my old stock must have been well out of date)
1/2 t salt
1 Tbl Tom Puree\3 Tbl water mixed to paste
Lemon juice squeezed (to taste)
1 t tamarind - concentrate watered down

Using ChewyTikka base sauce

Cooking for 4 this Friday, so will see what they think.
Title: Re: Littlechilie Old School Madras Video.
Post by: littlechilie on July 29, 2015, 03:07 PM
Hi Pugs it sounds golden to me  8) tamarind water is great just add a little at a time and taste, careful with your lemon dressing I would taste before adding any!  tom purée I would use 1 tsp watered and spice mix 1tsp as over spiced curry is no good. Enjoy your cooking.
LC
Title: Re: Littlechilie Old School Madras Video.
Post by: littlechilie on July 29, 2015, 04:12 PM
I will update this vid soon to show full amounts.
Title: Re: Littlechilie Old School Madras Video.
Post by: Pugs on July 29, 2015, 07:05 PM
Hi Pugs it sounds golden to me  8) tamarind water is great just add a little at a time and taste, careful with your lemon dressing I would taste before adding any!  tom purée I would use 1 tsp watered and spice mix 1tsp as over spiced curry is no good. Enjoy your cooking.
LC

I'm hearing you, I'll reduce the mix down and watch the lemon, suppose it's because i'm a sour fan!
Title: Re: Littlechilie Old School Madras Video.
Post by: Curry addict bob on August 03, 2015, 07:50 PM
Love the video LC I'm gonna cook this very soon
Bob.
Title: Re: Littlechilie Old School Madras Video.
Post by: Pugs on March 25, 2016, 11:35 AM
LC - Video is offline now
Title: Re: Littlechilie Old School Madras Video.
Post by: Edwin Catflap on March 26, 2016, 05:22 PM
Hi LC is their a new link to this as I can't open it?

Cheers

Ed
Title: Re: Littlechilie Old School Madras Video.
Post by: Edwin Catflap on November 19, 2016, 09:17 AM
Hi does anyone know where a live link maybe for this

Ed
Title: Re: Littlechilie Old School Madras Video.
Post by: littlechilie on November 19, 2016, 12:23 PM
Hi EC, I'm sorry for the late reply and sorry to disappoint. When the forum went through all its changes I asked for all my Video input to be removed from the forum.
I did not keep any copies of the video for myself as I know the recipie and method. You could ask Phil as he archived a lot of material when the forum looked like it was dying...
Regards. Lc.
Title: Re: Littlechilie Old School Madras Video.
Post by: Edwin Catflap on November 20, 2016, 12:09 PM
Thanks LC, Phil do you have a copy as LC mentioned?
Title: Re: Littlechilie Old School Madras Video.
Post by: Peripatetic Phil on November 22, 2016, 08:34 AM
Thanks LC, Phil do you have a copy as LC mentioned?
'fraid not, chaps.  The video was (as far as I can see) stored on YouTube, not on CR0, but not even the Internet archive has a copy because of YouTube's "robots.txt".
I lied.  I found it :)   Now at
Password has been sent to Little Chilie.
** Phil.
Title: Re: Littlechilie Old School Madras Video.
Post by: littlechilie on November 22, 2016, 04:58 PM
A  ( MASSIVE)  thanks to Phil for archiving this Vid,

Please skip to 1.40 to avoid oil being heated, also take into account the Madras shown is being cooked on a domestic size flame so a home cook can replicate in about 10 mins.

I will upload a link shortly.
Title: Re: Littlechilie Old School Madras Video.
Post by: littlechilie on November 23, 2016, 12:37 AM
Video now available for viewing, i have edited out a small portion of unnecessary footage .. If Admin wishes please may you renew the link to the start of the thread.
Apologies about the music overlay if i could strip it i would.


Thanks Lc
Title: Re: Littlechilie Old School Madras Video.
Post by: Peripatetic Phil on November 23, 2016, 09:15 AM
Apologies about the music overlay if i could strip it i would.
Audio-stripped version uploading now.  If you could add a narration, that would be even better.
** Phil.
Title: Re: Littlechilie Old School Madras Video.
Post by: littlechilie on November 23, 2016, 09:47 AM
Phil, you have the skills! Ok i will sort it out.
Title: Re: Littlechilie Old School Madras Video.
Post by: Peripatetic Phil on November 23, 2016, 09:51 AM
Now at
password as before.
Title: Re: Littlechilie Old School Madras Video.
Post by: pete on November 23, 2016, 08:52 PM
Is there a typed out version of this?
It looks really good
Title: Re: Littlechilie Old School Madras Video.
Post by: Onions on November 23, 2016, 08:57 PM
Man, it's looking quality. One of them curries from Canning Town my mum had while she was pregnant.

It would explain much ;)
Title: Re: Littlechilie Old School Madras Video.
Post by: timeless on November 24, 2016, 07:33 PM
Tried this tonight was very good
Title: Re: Littlechilie Old School Madras Video.
Post by: littlechilie on March 05, 2017, 10:55 PM
Thanks for trying the curry, so glad you enjoyed it. Video has now been edited down and a voiceover as requested by Phil.. If your interested check it out.

Thanks