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Offline Robbo141

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A Brit in North Carolina missing his BIR vindaloo
« on: May 27, 2019, 09:48 PM »
Hey all
As a Brit living in the US, it’s not easy to find a good curry house.   There are a couple within driving distance and they aren’t bad, but more authentic than the BIR I grew up with and love.  I recently bought Misty Ricardo’s excellent ebook and have tried the vindaloo a couple times and, while it was good and tasty, it just wasn’t quite right.   I’ll be looking for the elusive grail here and hopefully someone will get me there..

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Re: A Brit in North Carolina missing his BIR vindaloo
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2019, 10:20 AM »
Hi and welcome Robbo, there is no Holy Grail, most of it in my humble opinion is all down to technique, cooking out the spices without burning, keeping up the heat as you cook, ie make sure the base gravy is hot when you add it, cook until the oil seperates, all that stuff will bring you to where you need to be.
Take poppadoms, it was years before i read in Kris Dillons book to place them in a warm oven for 30 mins or longer before serving to allow them to dry out, all the glossy books just said "fry and serve"....."really"

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Re: A Brit in North Carolina missing his BIR vindaloo
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2019, 04:14 PM »
howdy Robbo! Scot in Alabama here. I have posted a recipe for a Goan style pork vindaloo, which is utterly delicious. It's not nearly as spicy as a BIR vindaloo, but you can always just dump a load more Indian chili powder into it :)

http://www.curry-recipes.co.uk/curry/index.php?topic=15194.msg133980#msg133980

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Re: A Brit in North Carolina missing his BIR vindaloo
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2019, 09:35 PM »
It will, I am sure, be delicious, but it won't be a BIR vindaloo which is what Robbo appears to be seeking.  But what is an expatriate Briton doing writing "a couple times" ?  To where, Sir, has your mandatory "of" disappeared ?  D@mned Americanisms !
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Re: A Brit in North Carolina missing his BIR vindaloo
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2019, 11:01 PM »
Phil, when referring to things done more than once, but not excessively, down 'ere we say we've done it "acouplatimes".   ;D
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Re: A Brit in North Carolina missing his BIR vindaloo
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2019, 11:18 PM »
I usedtacould do that, but not any more, y'all  ;D

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Re: A Brit in North Carolina missing his BIR vindaloo
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2019, 12:32 AM »
Hey all

...tried the vindaloo a couple times and, while it was good and tasty, it just wasn’t quite right.   I’ll be looking for the elusive grail here and hopefully someone will get me there..

Robbo

Welcome A Board Robbo.

Many excellent recipes and advice here although you may need to experiment a little to get the taste just right, as you remember it.

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