• February 21, 2019, 10:56 PM
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Good afternoon Livo

I know the feeling of never being quite sure who might be around for a meal or not.  Both of my children also work in the hospitality trade, at different places and on different shifts.  Add in their social lives and whilst they still live at home, it often feels like a hotel.

I hope you enjoy the pulled chicken whenever you make it.


P.S. Message altered to remove the irrelevant and misspelt.
Lets talk Curry / Re: I've Been Shopping
« Last post by livo on Today at 03:09 AM »
While I was there I had a snack at the adjoined t/a. 5 Onion Pakoda for $2.50 and 2 spicy Chicken Rolls for $1 a piece. Yummo.

I had never seen these Spicy Indian Fried Chicken Rolls until I tried them in Sydney last week.  Today I found these and it looks like them.  I'll be giving these a try at my next Indian Banquet night, or maybe before.


There were 10, but Mrs L came home and saw what I was doing so 1 of them didn't make it.  I used a hybrid of the 2 video recipes.  If you try the second one using home made wrappers I'd suggest 4 1/2 - 5 cups of water for the 2 cups of flour. I only used about 4 and they were a bit thick. I made 10 so a thinner batter would give around a dozen.
Just Joined? Introduce Yourself / Re: G'day from Australia
« Last post by livo on Today at 02:53 AM »
I'll have a look next time I'm in the area.

When I studied in Newcastle in the early 80's the BHP was still in operation, the city was industrial and mainly white anglo-saxon. Darby Street Pies on Saturday morning, Henny Penny hot chicken roll with gravy, late night burgers or bacon and egg rolls.  There were some ethnic influences but not a lot.  Post WWII immigrants from the Mediterranean and Europe. There were Italian restaurants around and a famous Gelateria in Hamilton plus Jim's Milk bars. The odd Chinese restaurants were about as exotic as it came apart from pizza and I think there was a Mexican somewhere in town.

It has changed a bit since then but it is not very heartening to hear your critique on the food offerings of the city.

Chillihothot, do you have UK experience of BIR?  and if so, how do you compare the food prepared from using this forum?  Also, what are your views on any difference to Australian IR offerings?  I have quite enjoyed the food from Raj's Corner on the few occasions I've tried it.  I didn't think much of the food from the Indian T/A at Garden City when my fishing mate took me there, (because it was apparently halal).
Just Joined? Introduce Yourself / Re: G'day from Australia
« Last post by chillihothot on February 20, 2019, 11:31 PM »
Hi Tikka, livo

I live in Newcastle so I'll share my thoughts.

If its any use, I actually do my shops for BIR spices in Broadmeadow http://www.kairaliasiangroceries.com.au/
Its opposite the korean fried chicken place.

I've been to a few fair of the grocers here in Newcastle. I think I know where some good ones are and I reckon the above is best for BIR.

If you like Korean/Japanese then there's a great place in Lambton.
There's also a guy who sells his own blends in Newcastle mall. Interesting place but not really where I'd shop.

Regarding Asian restaurants, sadly I can't recommend anything whatsoever in the area. Its overall poor. Even by Australian standards Newcastle can't even do a decent Thai. Adelaide seems to do that best.

Anyway that's all not an issue as I make BIR and Thai at home.

Newcastle is dominated by American style hipster burger places which is what they do well. Its what people like here, which is somewhat different to the tastes of other towns.

Breads (Naan, Puri, Chapatti, Paratha, etc) / Re: SP Gas Tandoor Naan Recipe
« Last post by livo on February 20, 2019, 09:58 PM »
The last 2 of 4 SP naan.  SR flour and no additional baking powder.  Cooked inverted Tawa method.  Very nice.
talk about anything other than curry / Re: Pulled Chicken Burrito filling
« Last post by livo on February 20, 2019, 09:13 PM »
I'm going to do your pulled chicken today Bob. I'll let you know how it goes with my son as the tester. Of course I'll be trying is as well. ;)

Maybe tomorrow. I'm just cleaning out the fridges and I have many leftovers needing to be eaten, so it would be wasteful to cook more today. The problem of downsizing when family are not around as much.  I like to cook but I still do so in large quantity for multiple people and when they aren't here I end up with way too much.  It was easy when they were all still at home.  Now I sometimes don't know if it will be just me a Mrs L or a table for 8.
Curry Recipe Group Tests / Re: Butter Chicken / Murgh Makhani What are your thoughts?
« Last post by livo on February 20, 2019, 07:46 PM »
I've come across this before SL. Butter Chicken is a literal translation of Murgh Makhani but the dish is not necessarily having butter as the word Makhani can also mean "as of butter" in texture.  Easily remedied though. Simply replace some or all of the oil with pure butter Ghee or just butter and be careful with heat at the start. A tbsp of butter can also be melted in at the end as a garnish.

It looks a tasty mix of spices.  Does it need over 1.6 litres of combined tomato and cream?  I suppose 9 boneless thigh fillets is a fair bit of chicken.  How many does this serve fstr n u?  I'll give it a try as Butter Chicken is a popular dish for my family.

I cooked Butter Chicken last night and my wife and son both enjoyed it, as did I. I used MasalaMark's Aussie IR method and it produces a very pleasant, sweet and buttery tomato based curry.
Just Joined? Introduce Yourself / Re: Hello
« Last post by Stephen Lindsay on February 20, 2019, 05:57 PM »
What are your thoughts?

I know you mention it in the body of the text but there's no butter so calling it Butter Chicken is kinda not sitting with me. I have two recipes for this and both have butter.
Of course, that doesn't take away from the fact that this looks tasty!
Just Joined? Introduce Yourself / Re: Just joined
« Last post by Bob-A-Job on February 20, 2019, 03:08 PM »
Welcome A Board Rich.
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