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Offline DalPuri

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Re: I've Been Shopping
« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2013, 12:33 PM »
  Who knows, this observation may help BB and JerryM in their balti quest  ???

Was just thinking that as i read Robs latest post.  ;)

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Re: I've Been Shopping
« Reply #11 on: September 29, 2013, 05:30 PM »
Good stuff there Frank... get them batteries ready to shoot some porn!


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Re: I've Been Shopping
« Reply #12 on: September 29, 2013, 11:41 PM »
Patthar ke phool (dagarful)??? Never seen that. Smells like what?? Enlighten me someone please??

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« Reply #13 on: September 30, 2013, 12:16 AM »
Patthar ke phool (dagarful)??? Never seen that. Smells like what?? Enlighten me someone please??

The smell out of the packet is quite subtle and smells faintly of a mixed woodland.
The flavour comes out when cooked and is hard to describe.
I've read it can taste lemony and also has a cinnamon flavour but to me it smells nor tastes of neither.

The closest smell/taste i can think of is an Artemisia. (Southernwood or Wormwood), but it is quite unique and I would recognise it in any food.
The first time was a slice from a tin of Patra my aunt added to my plate years ago. I always thought it was the taste of the leaves themselves until i tried the Natco GM.
And now i know what that horrible spice is that crops up every now and then.  ;)
« Last Edit: September 30, 2013, 12:55 AM by DalPuri »

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Re: I've Been Shopping
« Reply #14 on: September 30, 2013, 07:11 AM »
Thanks Frank. Just wondered if it could be one of the missing balti ingredients but after your discription - maybe not. Must admit im not a big fan of natco gm either

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Re: I've Been Shopping
« Reply #15 on: October 03, 2013, 05:27 PM »
unfortunately, couldn't find any shatkora anywhere in Blackburn.  ::)

NH Foods LTD on Brown Street, Accrington do bags of frozen shatkora.

Well worth a trip there :)

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Re: I've Been Shopping
« Reply #16 on: October 03, 2013, 09:50 PM »
unfortunately, couldn't find any shatkora anywhere in Blackburn.  ::)

NH Foods LTD on Brown Street, Accrington do bags of frozen shatkora.

Well worth a trip there :)

Gary

Thanks for that Gary, i'll definitely pop in next time i'm up north. Looks quite a big place on streetview.  8)

Cheers, Frank.  :)

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Re: I've Been Shopping
« Reply #17 on: March 21, 2018, 11:39 PM »
Patthar ke phool (dagarful) is the predominant flavour in Natco GM.
Well at least now i know. Too Indian for me! Its like adding a couple of incense sticks to a curry.  :o

This a quote from a Spice Merchant's webpage.
"Have you ever been to an Indian restaurant and thought, “This tastes so good, why can’t I achieve this flavour at home?” If so, you have probably just experienced dagar phool."

I can see clearly that DalPuri disagrees. Has anyone else used it or have any comment?  It was suggested to me as an ingredient in a makeup Masala.

Edit:  Answered my own question by finding this recent thread with a spelling mistake in the title.  http://www.curry-recipes.co.uk/curry/index.php?topic=14886.msg129938#msg129938

PS Edit: My apology. Not a spelling mistake. Just another example of everything coming from India having multiple different names and spellings.  This stuff does my head in sometimes.
« Last Edit: March 21, 2018, 11:53 PM by livo »
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« Reply #18 on: February 12, 2019, 11:47 PM »
An hour spent wandering around Udaya and Pattel Bros yesterday after my regular clinic visit.  I love going to Wentworthville. 
Yes, that's a 5 kg bag of Turmeric.  My wife feeds it to the horses and the produce store want $16 / kg. That bag was $21.00.
Fresh spices, some veg ghee, Kesar mango pulp, curry powder, yogurt (not pictured) some new Laziza masalas to try, poppadoms, a good supply of garlic and ginger.
I also bought some stainless steel Lassi mugs and serving bowls as well.

Unfortunately I couldn't bring home any frozen goods as it was 37 ' C yesterday and even the yogurt was a gamble.  I wish I lived a bit closer to these shops.

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.
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Re: I've Been Shopping
« Reply #19 on: February 13, 2019, 08:24 AM »
Nice haul Livo.

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