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Potato chips and curry is a very British concoction. We have chips 'n' gravy but I'd never seen or heard of using curry gravy till finding this site.  CT used to post photos of his curries often with chips.  My research showed that British curry gravy served with chips is sweeter fruity curry sauce.  I made it and it is quite good.

My local T/A (not Indian) has about 30 different chip dishes, including peanut butter and jam. The owner tells me it is quite popular.
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Talk About Anything Other Than Curry / Re: Cup Sizes
« Last post by livo on September 27, 2020, 10:21 PM »
Being Indian you might assume the cup to be referred to is a teacup.  While some may hold 7 fl oz, the usual volume used is 6 fl oz or 177.4 ml.

If the liquid used is 12-14 cups it will make some difference. 24-28 fl oz, being somewhere more than a pint, is a lot of extra if it's not meant to be there.
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Talk About Anything Other Than Curry / Re: Cup Sizes
« Last post by tempest63 on September 27, 2020, 09:54 PM »
Assuming that you are working from https://www.shanfoods.com/product/recipe-mixes/haleem/shahi-haleem/, I would use for guidance the equivalence given in the masthead for oil — 1 cup = 175 ml.

** Phil.

That’s exactly what I did Phil. It is just I have never come across a 175ml cup size before and was wondering if it is common when cooking Indian/Pakistani food?
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Traditional Indian Recipes / Re: Mr Lal's (traditional) bhuna chicken
« Last post by Garp on September 27, 2020, 09:15 PM »
Looks quite an oily mess, to be honest. I'll give it a miss  :dislike:
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Traditional Indian Recipes / Re: Mr Lal's (traditional) bhuna chicken
« Last post by Peripatetic Phil on September 27, 2020, 02:14 PM »
That might also explain why your photograph and mine look so different !
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Talk About Anything Other Than Curry / Re: Cup Sizes
« Last post by Peripatetic Phil on September 27, 2020, 02:13 PM »
Assuming that you are working from https://www.shanfoods.com/product/recipe-mixes/haleem/shahi-haleem/, I would use for guidance the equivalence given in the masthead for oil — 1 cup = 175 ml.

** Phil.
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Talk About Anything Other Than Curry / Cup Sizes
« Last post by tempest63 on September 27, 2020, 11:54 AM »
My U.K. cup sizes are 250ml.
My long time understanding is a U.S. cup is 200ml.
Is there a standard size for an Indian/Pakistani cup?
Making up some Shan special Haleem the recipes calls initially for 12 cups of water with an additional 2 later on, but elsewhere in the directions it calls for 1 cup or 175ml of ghee.

What do you guys think?
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Traditional Indian Recipes / Re: Mr Lal's (traditional) bhuna chicken
« Last post by vinotinto on September 27, 2020, 09:41 AM »
Oops wrong recipe, it was Syed’s Rajahstani laal maas...
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You guys in Blighty don’t know how lucky you are.
Maybe.  I suppose Boris is marginally preferable to Trump, but it is a close call ... !
** Phil.
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I just made another batch of my own recipe Instant Pot base and while blitzing it, I had a moment of clarity. The smell of my base just brought back a memory.
When I was in my 20’s, living in Sunderland, I used to play squash a bit. We always played late and walked home from Crowtree Leisure Centre, usually getting home around midnight.  Occasionally, I also found myself at the rock night at the Blue Monkey nightclub, again taking the same route home on foot.
On that route home was an Indian takeaway and we regularly would get a tray of very thick cut chips, in their skins, and dolloped on top was this curry gravy.  Not a proper curry sauce, but still lovely.  The perfect accompaniment to the hour-long walk either after some great exercise or a few Double-Maxims.
My curry base smells exactly like that curry sauce.  Smelling it just took me back. I’m 53 now, living in the US, but wow, I can still picture that walk home like it was yesterday.  You guys in Blighty don’t know how lucky you are.

Robbo
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