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Tasty Curry from Scratch
« on: October 30, 2010, 11:50 PM »
Try this Recipe if you fancy a 'Curry from Scratch' , I found the Lamb the most tasty but Beef or Chicken is also good.

        Chicken, Beef, Lamb Curry from Scratch.
 
        Serves.3-4.

        800g Chicken ,Beef, or Lamb pieces.
        1 Green Pepper ( sliced and deseed )
        30g fresh garlic,peeled.
        25g fresh ginger,peeled.
        60ml         cooking oil.
        3 large      onions,sliced or chopped.
        1tsp          turmeric powder.
        1/2 - 1tsp   chili powder ( 1 tsp makes it quite hot ! )
        2tsp          garam masala.
        1tsp          tandoori masala powder.
        1tsp          Curry Powder
        3tsp          tomato puree.
        200gms ( 1/2 tin ) of tinned plum tomato's and 1/2 the liquid.
        2tsp           salt.
        Table Spoon of fresh Coriander stalks ( use leaf for garnish )
        4 Green Cardamoms ( crushed) ,4 Cloves , one and a half inch long piece of Cinnamon Stick
         Method
        (1) Fry the sliced Onions until Golden Brown.

        (2) Place Fried Onions ,Green Pepper,Tomato?s,Tomato Puree
              and Salt into blender with 1/2 a cup of water and blend until     
              smooth.
             
         (3) Blend or chop fine the Garlic and Ginger , place the 60ml of
               Vegetable Oil in a large pan or Wok and fry the G/G , ( don't     burn ! )                                                     
           
         (4) Place 1tsp Turmeric , 1tsp Tandoori Masala , 1 tsp Curry     
               Powder  And 1/2 - 1tsp of Chili powder into your pan and
               Fry ( don?t burn ! )
          (5) Add the blended mixture to the pan , Add the Meat and
                Simmer ( covered ) on low heat stirring every 5-8 minutes.
           (6) After approx 1/2 an hour simmering add the Coriander stalks ,
            the Garam Masala , Cardamom Pods , Cloves and Cinnamon                               
            Stick, stir in and simmer for another 1/2 an hour or until the Meat is cooked .
Note    Add Water as required when simmering and simmer to desired consistency. 
Note * This Recipe is best made with Lamb, Beef or Chicken is also good.
Note ** Remove Cardamom Pods, Cloves ( if you can find em ! ) and Cinnamon Stick before serving.

« Last Edit: October 31, 2010, 12:38 AM by emin-j »
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Re: Tasty Curry from Scratch
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2010, 08:15 AM »
Looks good, emin-j! I'll be looking to give this one a go.


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Re: Tasty Curry from Scratch
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2010, 10:23 AM »
is this dish any good? how well do you compare this dish to your fav takeaway meal?

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Re: Tasty Curry from Scratch
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2010, 10:38 AM »
Looks good, emin-j! I'll be looking to give this one a go.
Well worth a go Ramirez, it's got that ' Special Aroma ' when it's cooking  ;)
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Re: Tasty Curry from Scratch
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2010, 10:52 AM »
is this dish any good? how well do you compare this dish to your fav takeaway meal?

Hi gazman, the Lamb and Beef is better than any T/A Curry I've had  :o the Chicken is also good but not quite as tasty,I have now made three of these Curries and it's  nice to be using fresh ingredients (although the Toms are tinned :) )you could also try fresh Tomato's though and maybe try different Spice combinations. I did make a Korma last night using a Base Sauce but I do like the Lamb Curry simmering away and tasting it every time I stir it  ;D
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Re: Tasty Curry from Scratch
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2010, 04:15 PM »
This looks interesting... I've just started making non-base recipes and so far they've turned out well - it's always more experimental.

Two questions:

1) I presume you're adding fresh meat to this?

2) In step 1, you fry onions. In step 3, you say fry G/G. Do you mean to add this to the existing pan with the onions, or in a new pan?

Cheers!

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Re: Tasty Curry from Scratch
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2010, 09:03 PM »
This looks interesting... I've just started making non-base recipes and so far they've turned out well - it's always more experimental.

Two questions:

1) I presume you're adding fresh meat to this?

2) In step 1, you fry onions. In step 3, you say fry G/G. Do you mean to add this to the existing pan with the onions, or in a new pan?

Cheers!

Hi Gezh,

Yes the Meat is fresh ' on the Bone ' is best.

Fry the Onions first , then drop them into your blender , then fry G/G then add Spices fry the Spices,then add the blended mixture and simmer etc.  ;)

 
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Re: Tasty Curry from Scratch
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2010, 06:43 PM »
I had a go at making this today,it was lovely.I used some left over tandoori chicken and also added some fresh red chillis from my garden.I could really taste the spices in the finished curry,it actually had more flavour and aroma than last night's takeaway.A friend called in today and said my house smelt lovely.


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Re: Tasty Curry from Scratch
« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2010, 06:47 PM »
JB - Looks stunningly lovely  :)

E-J - Thanks for posting the recipe - a must try obviously!

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Re: Tasty Curry from Scratch
« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2010, 11:36 PM »
Thank's for trying the recipe jb  ;) It really is a good Curry especially with Lamb of Beef , what I have noticed is the aroma and flavour is best with the Red Meats and is exactly like the aroma at a T/A  :o
I have now made 4 of these Curries and I have got to admit I prefer the flavour to any BIR or home cooked Curry using a Base Sauce . Just make sure you blend long enough to make the mixture smooth ,add water as your simmering if it starts to thicken too much.
jb try a Lamb or Beef next and see what I mean about flavour and Aroma   ;D
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