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Hold on a minute, why didn’t I think of that?
« on: May 14, 2022, 03:23 PM »
Just the other day, I proudly showed my newly re-arranged spice tin thing to daughter #2. “See, when I make that instant Pot Butter Chicken, I just take one each of these individual spices and add to a tin of tomatoes, no back and forth to the pantry” etc etc… She’s a very organized person, likes to plan meals for the week in advance etc. I thought she’d appreciate my effort.  She just asked, “why don’t you just make up a single packet with everything in it?”

Wait, what?

“Yeah then vacuum seal it with that machine you’re always banging on about for sous-vide”

Result.


One regular and one hot one for me.

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Re: Hold on a minute, why didn’t I think of that?
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2022, 03:30 PM »
Glad to hear that she is earning her keep, Robbo  :smile:


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Re: Hold on a minute, why didn’t I think of that?
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2022, 12:34 PM »
While banging on about sous-vide  :)

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Re: Hold on a minute, why didn’t I think of that?
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2022, 02:15 PM »
Truthfully, the ‘banging on’ term is mine. She’s American so doesn’t have such linguistic capability.  Mind you, when we first got our vacuum sealer it was a revelation and I vac-pack tons of stuff now. First try of the spices though.  Will give that a run out on a curry this week.
After I try a couple of recipes from Maddhur Jaffrey’s Instant Pot book that I got from that excellent book site linked in this forum recently.  What a site that is.


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Re: Hold on a minute, why didn’t I think of that?
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2022, 08:36 AM »
After I try a couple of recipes from Maddhur Jaffrey’s Instant Pot book that I got from that excellent book site linked in this forum recently.  What a site that is.

Could you please remind me of the URL, Robbo, or perhaps link to the thread in question ?  For once, the site's normally reliable "search" functionality is letting me down.
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Re: Hold on a minute, why didn’t I think of that?
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2022, 12:18 PM »
Much appreciate, Pap.  Book located and downloading as I speak.

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Re: Hold on a minute, why didn’t I think of that?
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2022, 12:42 PM »
Your welcome Phil, however look for more recent Bir publications and you'll be pleasantly surprised.

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Re: Hold on a minute, why didn’t I think of that?
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2022, 01:07 PM »
If you could offer one or two hints, Pap, I would be much obliged — searching for "BIR" throws up mainly Turkish texts, or so it would seem ...

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Re: Hold on a minute, why didn’t I think of that?
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2022, 01:44 PM »
Ok Phil try this, it may display more revelant results.
Go to hamburger icon top right corner, select categories, go down to housekeeping and leisure, select sub category named cooking. Type ( Indian ) in search bar, the displayed results should contain recent Bir publications. Further books relating to the author, assuming they have published more can be obtained by selecting/clicking on their name that has been highlighted in blue, or the book publisher name below the book title. Be aware only five books per day can be downloaded if not a member so choose wisely. Hope this helps

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Re: Hold on a minute, why didn’t I think of that?
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2022, 01:59 PM »
Phil,
Regarding that Maddhur Jeffrey book. My first 2 dishes were;
1. Chicken stewed in a light sauce with potatoes and cauliflower.
Result: nothing special, just too watery for me.  Will not repeat.

2. Lamb with spinach
Result: not too bad, used the slow cook function for 5 hours.  Added cream at the end to thicken.  Would not repeat either.

I bought some mung dal this weekend to try that next.

So far though, I much prefer the dishes from Urvashi Pitre and her “Indian Instant Pot Cookbook” with the butter chicken recipe that started this whole electric pressure cooker experiment.  The biryani in that book is good too.

Robbo


 

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