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COMPETITIONS & PRODUCT REVIEWS => Product Reviews => Topic started by: Peripatetic Phil on April 17, 2019, 07:55 PM

Title: Morrison's flaming fiery phaal
Post by: Peripatetic Phil on April 17, 2019, 07:55 PM
Although I continue to cook curries on a regular basis, I am always on the look-out for something different, and when Morrison's bundled their "volocanic vindaloo" with an assortment of other Indian dishes I gave it a punt and was very pleasantly surprised.  They then reduced the price of the stand-alone version to £1-50, and at that price the dish represented very good value indeed.  I was so impressed with it that I made a special trip to pick one up for Mrs Bari (the proprietor of our local one-woman Indian restaurant, the Golden Temple in Bodmin), and noticed that alongside the "volcanic vindaloo" there was also a "flaming fiery phaal (https://my.morrisons.com/blog/food/flaming-fiery-phaal-curry/)".  Now I have not eaten a phal for around forty years, but thinking "nothing ventured, nothing gained" I purchased one (also £1-50) and this evening I gave it a go. 

I didn't both to read the re-heating/cooking instructions, and instead just warmed some mixed garlic-infused and chilli-infused rapeseed oils in my trusty copper-bottomed curry pan, added the phaal, waited for it to heat through and then ate it with a couple of paratha.  As was my experience some forty years ago I found that it needed extra salt to bring out the flavour of the other spices (i.e., those other than chilli) but I regard that as par for the course with a phal, and overall my assessent is "excellent".  To give some idea of the heat level, I initially washed it down with a Brew Dog Nanny State, but once the first bottle was gone decided against opening a second one and instead opened a tub of Greek-style yoghurt; thereafter I ate one mouthful of phaal+paratha followed by one mouthful of yoghurt, and that combination worked very well indeed.  By the end of the meal I had eaten half a litre of yoghurt !

For those who like seriously hot curries, Morrison's "flaming fiery phaal" should tick all the boxes, and at only £1-50 per pack you really can't go wrong.

** Phil.
Title: Re: Morrison's flaming fiery phaal
Post by: Bob-A-Job on April 18, 2019, 01:44 AM
Phil,

Is this the same one that you have tried?

Morrisons Flaming Phaal (https://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/16974356.morrisons-flaming-fiery-phaal-spicy-curry-taken-on-by-hot-heads/)

I saw it last year and since I rate both of the Journalists as 3/10 (or less) for normal reporting, I didn't even try this curry, based on their experience!

BAJ
Title: Re: Morrison's flaming fiery phaal
Post by: Peripatetic Phil on April 18, 2019, 11:51 AM
That is the one; definitely worth a try IMHO.  P.S.  I have just discovered (twice in rapid succession) that it is a two-day curry. The consumer may well experience the same chilli burn all over again the next day, but sadly not in the mouth ...

** Phil.
Title: Re: Morrison's flaming fiery phaal
Post by: mickyp on April 19, 2019, 09:31 AM
That is the one; definitely worth a try IMHO.  P.S.  I have just discovered (twice in rapid succession) that it is a two-day curry. The consumer may well experience the same chilli burn all over again the next day, but sadly not in the mouth ...

** Phil.

Before posting descriptions like this please consider us poor mortals who have a vivid imagination ;D
Title: Re: Morrison's flaming fiery phaal
Post by: Peripatetic Phil on April 19, 2019, 09:43 AM
I think Johnny Cash probably experienced the same sensation (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=It7107ELQvY) many years ago ...
** Phil.
Title: Re: Morrison's flaming fiery phaal
Post by: mickyp on April 19, 2019, 09:56 AM
Know that one lol, very apt