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Title: Simple Chicken Madras
Post by: Bob-A-Job on January 04, 2019, 12:28 AM
I have posted this to show that imho, a curry does not have to be 'swimming' in oil whilst still being cooked and full of flavour (for that you will have to take my word).
My son and I ate this earlier this evening and the last of it, shown below, won't make it through the night.

I used Chicken thigh meat that I deboned this afternoon with KD-base/PT (http://www.curry-recipes.co.uk/curry/index.php?topic=15041.msg131937#msg131937)

(http://www.curry-recipes.co.uk/imagehost/pics/7b846ce9cfba0f16fc9a07360c07ec14.jpg) (http://www.curry-recipes.co.uk/imagehost/#7b846ce9cfba0f16fc9a07360c07ec14.jpg)
(http://www.curry-recipes.co.uk/imagehost/pics/4f53c3f09cbf65d717e98ca3ebb56da8.jpg) (http://www.curry-recipes.co.uk/imagehost/#4f53c3f09cbf65d717e98ca3ebb56da8.jpg)
Title: Re: Simple Chicken Madras
Post by: chewytikka on January 04, 2019, 12:59 AM
Still swimming in oil there Bob and its split , probably your base.
still Ive seen a lot worse on here lately
plus received a lot of too oily split curries from TAs in the past.

Totally agree on using less oil, cooking at home.
You only need 25ml oil or ghee to do a great Madras.

cheers Chewy
Title: Re: Simple Chicken Madras
Post by: Bob-A-Job on January 04, 2019, 01:15 AM
Still swimming in oil there Bob and its split , probably your base.
still Ive seen a lot worse on here lately
plus received a lot of too much oily split curries from TAs in the past.

Totally agree on using less oil cooking at home.
You only need 25ml oil or ghee to do a great Madras.

cheers Chewy

Thanks

First photo is not as it looked, it is after I 'played' with it in Photoscape and it just made it worse.  It was also cold as it had been made about 4hrs before and I put it into that bowl (saved for guests) for the photo.

I have had a LOT worse which is unforgivable imo, given that I live in the Curry Capital of Britain.
Title: Re: Simple Chicken Madras
Post by: CarpCarp on January 04, 2019, 09:47 AM
still Ive seen a lot worse on here lately
plus received a lot of too much oily split curries from TAs in the past.

Totally agree on using less oil cooking at home.
You only need 25ml oil or ghee to do a great Madras.

cheers Chewy

I’m guessing your comments are reflected with your own personal opinions Chewy? Would you also be able to link us to your list of curry’s failings and your (a lot worse category). Then maybe members could also post their fave curry and flaming condiments clangers  ;) could be fun.

I hope you don’t mind me asking, I’m sure members would also have their own opinions and judgments.

Bob a Job.. your meal looks fantastic Imho.
Title: Re: Simple Chicken Madras
Post by: Peripatetic Phil on January 04, 2019, 10:41 AM
I have posted this to show that imho, a curry does not have to be 'swimming' in oil whilst still being cooked and full of flavour (for that you will have to take my word).

Looks just the right amount of oil to me, Bob — clearly visible while not forming an impermeable film over everything.  Well done.
** Phil.
Title: Re: Simple Chicken Madras
Post by: livo on January 04, 2019, 09:49 PM
 :o :o :o

What a hide?  Fancy posting a comment that is reflective of your own personal opinions. That is really quite unacceptable.  From now on Chewy, you should post only those comments  pre-approved by CarpCarp and reflecting his views.

I can't wait to see your posts on the requested failures, (and the a lot worse category)  ;) could be fun.
Title: Re: Simple Chicken Madras
Post by: Bob-A-Job on January 05, 2019, 01:41 AM
:o :o :o

What a hide?  Fancy posting a comment that is reflective of your own personal opinions. That is really quite unacceptable.  From now on Chewy, you should post only those comments  pre-approved by CarpCarp and reflecting his views.

I can't wait to see your posts on the requested failures, (and the a lot worse category)  ;) could be fun.

I would like admin to confirm that I am not Chewy, by use of logged IP or other tools that are available.

My recipes, ingredients and techniques might be questionable (beef madras, etc) but my posts are my own and to insinuate that I might be somebody else, because somebody else likes them on this board is a little paranoid?

BAJ.
Title: Re: Simple Chicken Madras
Post by: livo on January 05, 2019, 09:36 AM
You've misunderstood Bobajob. Nobody is questioning you or your posts.
I know you're not Chewytikka.  My post was, however, directed towards him.
Title: Re: Simple Chicken Madras
Post by: Peripatetic Phil on January 05, 2019, 11:52 AM
I would like admin to confirm that I am not Chewy, by use of logged IP or other tools that are available.  My recipes, ingredients and techniques might be questionable (beef madras, etc) but my posts are my own and to insinuate that I might be somebody else, because somebody else likes them on this board is a little paranoid

Bob, I don't think anyone believed that you were CT in disguise.  But it is a sad fact of life that there are those here (and, of course, elsewhere) whose greatest pleasure lies in (a) seeking to demonstrate their own knowledge, experience and expertise at every possible opportunity, and (b) criticising or even ridiculing those whom they dislike or with whom they disagree.  In my experience, the best way to deal with such people is to completely ignore them — disagreeing with them in open forum merely boosts their already-inflated egos.  Fortunately they are very much in the minority, and the vast majority of members here will be happy to offer praise when due and/or helpful advice when needed, without a trace of smugness or patronisation.

** Phil.
Title: Re: Simple Chicken Madras
Post by: Garp on January 05, 2019, 11:55 AM
Still swimming in oil there Bob and its split , probably your base.
still Ive seen a lot worse on here lately
plus received a lot of too oily split curries from TAs in the past.

Totally agree on using less oil, cooking at home.
You only need 25ml oil or ghee to do a great Madras.

cheers Chewy

I wholeheartedly agree. I have always wondered why people on here insist that you need an oil slick on your curry to make it authentic.
Title: Re: Simple Chicken Madras
Post by: Naga on January 06, 2019, 10:36 AM
...Totally agree on using less oil, cooking at home.
You only need 25ml oil or ghee to do a great Madras.

cheers Chewy

I wholeheartedly agree. I have always wondered why people on here insist that you need an oil slick on your curry to make it authentic.

+1
Title: Re: Simple Chicken Madras
Post by: CarpCarp on January 06, 2019, 11:24 AM
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Title: Re: Simple Chicken Madras
Post by: CarpCarp on January 06, 2019, 11:39 AM
...Totally agree on using less oil, cooking at home.
You only need 25ml oil or ghee to do a great Madras.

cheers Chewy

I wholeheartedly agree. I have always wondered why people on here insist that you need an oil slick on your curry to make it authentic.

+1

Check out any Authentic Bir Video online and plenty of oil is used, JB’s Madras informs us his TA Madras used a ladle of oil, http://www.curry-recipes.co.uk/curry/index.php?topic=4973.0  Chewys local kindly allowed a behind the scenes video Quick Madras and it’s a great insight, it uses over a chef spoon of oil, oil from the g+g paste. Then oil from the Garabi, it’s also widely discussed and proven that Bir Chefs add a little butter Ghee, Spiced oiltowards the end of the cooking process.

Chewy what’s the relevance you highlighted of cooking at home? Isn’t the end product intended to be the same? I have genuinely spent a lot of time cooking in catering kitchens as have some others on the forum, I wouldn’t change a recipe or omit butter,cream if I cooked it at home.
Can you explain your point a little more please?

 
.
Title: Re: Simple Chicken Madras
Post by: livo on January 06, 2019, 12:18 PM
19 days and running the show.
Title: Re: Simple Chicken Madras
Post by: Peripatetic Phil on January 06, 2019, 01:32 PM
19 days and running the show.
Having the courage to state one's convictions and beliefs is not "running the show", Livo.  If this forum is to progress, we are in need of fresh input, and I for one welcome contribution such as those from CarpCarp who is not afraid to challenge others (or the received wisdom, or the status quo ) if he believes that they are wrong.  We have, it seems to me, two options — we can either elect to believe that everything necessary to replicate BIR cuisine at its best has already been published on this forum (in which case we should ask Admin to lock all threads and inhibit the creation of new ones), or we can be realistic and accept that there is always more to learn, and welcome fresh input from new members such as CarpCarp with open arms.  I prefer to do the latter.

** Phil.
Title: Re: Simple Chicken Madras
Post by: livo on January 06, 2019, 03:46 PM
I notice CarpCarp has savagely edited his latest post, completely removing the first part about not wanting to start arguments, espousing his credentials, telling us we'd all gone to "lar lar land", a little sermon about post Christmas weight watchers healthy option low oil curries, truth to BIR replication and not wanting to make personal remarks.  Also removed is the entire last sentence, after the Chewy video link, telling all Cro members to get it real again, implying that he has the job to do of bringing us all back on track.  I didn't see the previous post, which is completely deleted and now reads "Edit".

All this because CarpCarp likes an oily curry at home, using 100 ml oil and 30 g butter in a chicken Bassar curry, and from the picture it is swimming in oil.

Is he just an over enthusiastic know-it-all or deliberately stirring discord on the forum?  I too have the courage to speak my mind Phil.  Apparently he has me "ignored" and doesn't see my posts but I'm not sure how he's done that as the facility to do this is missing in my version of the forum O/S.  Although, he can see my comments when not logged on.  I could be wrong but this arrogant approach after less than 3 weeks?  Something is a bit off.
Title: Re: Simple Chicken Madras
Post by: Garp on January 06, 2019, 03:53 PM
How long do you have to be member before you are allowed to be arrogant?
Title: Re: Simple Chicken Madras
Post by: Peripatetic Phil on January 06, 2019, 04:41 PM
Is he just an over enthusiastic know-it-all or deliberately stirring discord on the forum
How about giving him the benefit of the doubt and assuming that he is an intelligent person who holds views which don't necessarily accord with the views of some other members, and that he wishes to state those views so that others can judge for themselves with which perspective they feel the greater affinity ?

** Phil.
Title: Re: Simple Chicken Madras
Post by: Donald Brasco on January 06, 2019, 05:59 PM
19 days and running the show.

Bing!
Title: Re: Simple Chicken Madras
Post by: Donald Brasco on January 06, 2019, 06:17 PM
> Is he just an over enthusiastic know-it-all or deliberately stirring discord on the forum

Or more likely, someone who simply cannot change their posting style however many times they reincarnate themselves after "leaving" the forum for the umpteenth time.
Title: Re: Simple Chicken Madras
Post by: livo on January 06, 2019, 09:45 PM
How long do you have to be member before you are allowed to be arrogant?
There is no specified time frame required Garp. There just seems to be something going on with this member who has emerged and immediately started banging on and clashing pans in a very confrontational manner. No settling in period of being a humble newbie at all.  He is allowed to be a static fixed door handle (syn) immediately if he chooses to be, but I'll call out what I see. 
This person may well work in the industry, probably does, or at least be connected in some way. That doesn't give reason to assume he is more correct about everything than everybody else.

Phil, I give everybody the benefit of the doubt until such time as I see it to be unwarranted.. I haven't yet seen much I like here but he took to you like a new puppy.
Title: Re: Simple Chicken Madras
Post by: Peripatetic Phil on January 07, 2019, 08:03 AM
Phil, I give everybody the benefit of the doubt until such time as I see it to be unwarranted.. I haven't yet seen much I like here but he took to you like a new puppy.
One possible explanation for that is that I try to make a point of making new members feel welcome and valued. 
** Phil.
Title: Re: Simple Chicken Madras
Post by: livo on January 07, 2019, 11:02 AM
No doubt.  I agree that you do exactly that, Phil.
Title: Re: Simple Chicken Madras
Post by: mickdabass on January 07, 2019, 03:19 PM
Happy NY All!

Just to throw my oar in but for me I find that if I scrimp on the oil, my curries are crap.

I personally find its about 204 times easier to cook a good curry with plenty of oil about

Trying to fry the spices with the consistency of porridge is disastrous (for me anyway)

Taz Base users have probably got it sussed...... I haven't

I'd rather either spoon off the excess after cooking. or just add a little more base right at the end prior to serving and stir well

Regards

Mick

Title: Re: Simple Chicken Madras
Post by: CarpCarp on January 07, 2019, 06:42 PM
Mick I very much agree with you, I’m also convinced anyone working in the trade would second your post. Hopefully TA/Restaurants don’t add heaps of oil for the thrill. To forum member who are happy to poke fun or criticise, you could turn your negativity to creativity and positivity posting curry related topics. The forum would then be joy to participate in.
Title: Re: Simple Chicken Madras
Post by: Secret Santa on January 07, 2019, 06:56 PM
Totally agree Mick, as do the countless restaurants, takeaways and traditional cooks that use loads of oil. No ingredient is used in excess without a good reason to as it reduces profit. Apparently certain northern biffas think their curries don't need it and that should tell you all you need to know about how good their curries are.
Title: Re: Simple Chicken Madras
Post by: Admin Tom on January 08, 2019, 12:56 PM
Hi, just a quick word after reading this topic to remind you that it's ok not to agree with someone; the debate is productive if there is respect and not condescension. In return, those who post photos must accept criticism and keep on posting... We can't please anyone.
Thanks for focussing on the recipes. If you have any issue with a member, please contact me using PM, and keep the forum a welcoming place.
Tom