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Offline poppadom_pete

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Hi folks
« on: July 25, 2005, 06:44 PM »
Hi, just popped in to introduce myself. My name is Pete but as theres allready a Pete on the fourums I opted for "poppadom_pete" ::)

Anyway its nice to see that theres others out there (here) who have such a love and quest to try and recreate BIR curry at home. Ive been eating it for something like 10 years and cooking it for nearly as long. Im a good cook but still cand get that restraunt taste, hopefully its just rond the corner  ;D

Cheers,

Pete.

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Re: Hi folks
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2005, 07:36 PM »
Hi pete, welcome aboard

How have you tried to replicate it so far? Base sauce and pre cooked ingredients?


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Re: Hi folks
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2005, 08:01 PM »
Hi Mark.

Ive tried all sorts of different methods, early on before I found out about base sauces I used to buy kits from my local resraunt "the Rupali" http://www.curryhell.com/ these came in little bags and were actualy not that bad, although they tasted nothing like BIR curry. For the last 5 years or so Ive just been making base sauces and working from there. My favourite one is probably from the "balti kitchen" video.

Ive been browsing the forums here for a few days and its great to see so many people with such a hardcore enthusiasm for getting this taste at home, I thought I was the only one and Im realy looking forward to talking about it with like minded folk. ;D
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Re: Hi folks
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2005, 08:31 AM »
I've checked out their web site
They do the standard everything
I have heard of the "Curry Hell" challenge, have you done it?
If they sell you spice kits, maybe they would give a demo as well
Have you asked?
There is a new book coming out.
http://www.kushibalti.co.uk/bookpromote.htm
Check it out, it should be helpful
And how about this on our site?
http://www.curry-recipes.co.uk/curry/index.php?board=3.0
If you read the curry chat section, there are also numerous demos
Welcome


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Re: Hi folks
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2005, 11:08 PM »
Hi Pete, sorry for the late reply, this site doesnt seem to have a "notify me of replies".

No I havn't ever done "curry hell" although I know a few people who have. I dont think I could to be honest, and even if I tried I dont think Id enjoy it :'(.  There was a documentry on BBC2 a few years back (think it was called "curry") that featured the restaraunt and showed a "curry hell" contest, you may have saw it. Wish I had of taped it, it was quite good.

Im not sure if they still do the spice kits, I dont think they were that popular. I still might ask him for a demo the next time Im in though as he's allways quite chatty and was allways very helpfull when I used to buy the kits.

Ive looked through quite a few of the recipes on here allready, I made a batch of base sauce with one of the recipes on here, it turned out quite good. :)

Have you seen any of the "balti kitchen" videos? Well worth a watch if you havn't seen any. He makes a canny base sauce and good pilau rice. http://www.sendit.com/circle/search?words=balti+kitchen&f=all&x=0&y=0

Cheers,

Pete.


 

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