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Offline Robbo141

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A bad curry really ruins my night
« on: March 27, 2021, 02:03 PM »
I don?t get to cook Indian as much as I?d like, in fairness to the missis. So when I do, I really, really look forward to it.  Having had good results making base with my Instant Pot, and also not-too-bad butter chicken, I sought out a lamb dish.  Picked up a couple of beautiful lamb shanks and gave this a whirl.
https://www.tastecooking.com/recipes/lamb-shanks-curry/

The marinade seemed to have the right ingredients although I should?ve probably been a bit concerned about the finishing part.  Just adding tomato paste and garam masala? Really?
But I gave it a go. Rubbish.  I gave it a taste in the latter stages and it was just crap.  Added a little kasuri methi but at this point, adding powdered spices would achieve nothing.  Pulled a portion of frozen hotel style base from the freezer and put half of that in and it helped a bit.
The missis thought it was tasty but I feel robbed of my curry night.  The only silver lining is that I now know how long to cook lamb shanks in the Instant Pot so they?re fall-off-the-bone done.

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Re: A bad curry really ruins my night
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2021, 04:16 PM »
Sorry to learn about your disaster, Robbo, but just one question if I may ?  Where you write :

I should've probably been a bit concerned about the finishing part.  Just adding tomato paste and garam masala? Really?

I assume that you also followed the instructions at that point :

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Re: A bad curry really ruins my night
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2021, 06:12 PM »
Hey Phil
I followed the instructions to the letter.  When that saut? step did nothing to help the taste of the dish, I tried the methi first, then just relented and added a little base.
Very disappointing.  Mind you, still love my Instant Pot. Superb little device and I just ordered a lid attachment that turns it to an air fryer.  Hope to knock out samosas soon.

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Re: A bad curry really ruins my night
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2021, 07:34 PM »
Ah well, it was just a thought.  Dinner chez Phil this evening was Chinese
« Last Edit: March 28, 2021, 07:09 PM by Peripatetic Phil »


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Re: A bad curry really ruins my night
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2021, 01:19 PM »
Agh, two months?  We were both robbed...

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Re: A bad curry really ruins my night
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2021, 05:19 PM »
I think I will cook a giant omelette with what remains, adding kala namak to counter the 'not quite right' elements ...
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Re: A bad curry really ruins my night
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2021, 06:09 AM »
Agh, two months?  We were both robbo'd

FTFY   :cool:

That lamb sounds so unlucky though. Especially as, by the sound of it, it only went wrong so close to the end!

(Phil: suggested soundtrack: "I am the walrus". Because he was the Eggman too!) 


 

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