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Re: Undercover Curry - Anyone heard of it?
« Reply #280 on: August 08, 2010, 12:06 PM »
What do you think was wrong with the oil? Have you been cooking other things in it (e.g. chips etc.)

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Re: Undercover Curry - Anyone heard of it?
« Reply #281 on: August 08, 2010, 07:41 PM »
Well chums,
I wanted to back track on an old base recipe I had
So I made it this Saturday, and cooked a few curries with it
This was a genuine copy recipe, of a personally witnessed base

And I tell you all, it wasn't a patch on the base from the undercover book!!
Maybe it's because it had no ground fenugreek seeds or perhaps it's the lack of asofaeteda
I don't know
But I'm going to make the book base again
It really gave close results in flavour and aroma


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Re: Undercover Curry - Anyone heard of it?
« Reply #282 on: August 08, 2010, 07:48 PM »
What do you think was wrong with the oil? Have you been cooking other things in it (e.g. chips etc.)

Hi Ramirez , yes the fryer is used for Chips and Bhaji's only , possibly the Starch in the Chips / Oil causes the acidic flavour  :-\
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Re: Undercover Curry - Anyone heard of it?
« Reply #283 on: August 08, 2010, 08:21 PM »
I decided to bite the bullet and ordered this book. I was worried that it would have to ship from the UK and that I would be gouged on shipping. To my surprise there was a local Toronto Amazon reseller (or whatever they are) that had it in stock.

Does anyone who has the book notice any obvious errors? I recall seeing that there are two base recipes and the scale was off. Anything else to be aware of?

Thx,
Josh


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Re: Undercover Curry - Anyone heard of it?
« Reply #284 on: August 09, 2010, 07:47 AM »
I decided to bite the bullet and ordered this book
Thx,
Josh
Josh, the book's only about a tenner
Even if you don't like the recipes, it has some very amusing anecdotes
Sometimes I have  spent hours making a base and curries
And at the end I feel like I wasted my time
I didn't feel that with this book, and the curries microwave back brilliantly
The aroma is amazing
I think we take this all too seriously
It's been forgotten, that this is actually fun

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Re: Undercover Curry - Anyone heard of it?
« Reply #285 on: August 09, 2010, 02:48 PM »


Does anyone who has the book notice any obvious errors? I recall seeing that there are two base recipes and the scale was off. Anything else to be aware of?

Thx,
Josh

Hi Josh

Haven't tried the huge base (just not got room to make it, never mind store it!) but the small version works fine for me, in fact I would agree entirely with Haldi's findings.

I'm into my fourth batch so far and find it smells bang on and cooks really well when you do the final dish so don't worry about the apparent mismatch, scaling up and down isn't always precise.
 
The type of cabbage seems to make quite a big difference, not sure why but it seems so.

Have fun trying out the different sauces, interesting he lists them but doesn't use them in his recipes, it's that kind of book!

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Re: Undercover Curry - Anyone heard of it?
« Reply #286 on: August 09, 2010, 02:55 PM »
That Saag Aloo looks very appetising indeed. :)


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Re: Undercover Curry - Anyone heard of it?
« Reply #287 on: August 09, 2010, 03:15 PM »
That Saag Aloo looks very appetising indeed. :)

Hi Axe

This one? - http://www.curry-recipes.co.uk/curry/index.php?topic=4776.msg45944#msg45944

Well, if so, then probably a little too much oil in my attempt, but I recommend it. It is very nice indeed!

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Re: Undercover Curry - Anyone heard of it?
« Reply #288 on: August 09, 2010, 08:38 PM »
It is very nice indeed!
Cheers
It was this picture that inspired me to buy the book & make that dish
And yes!!
It's fantastic

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Re: Undercover Curry - Anyone heard of it?
« Reply #289 on: August 09, 2010, 09:22 PM »
That Saag Aloo looks very appetising indeed. :)

Hi Axe

This one? - http://www.curry-recipes.co.uk/curry/index.php?topic=4776.msg45944#msg45944


Well, if so, then probably a little too much oil in my attempt, but I recommend it. It is very nice indeed!

Cheers
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Yes that one, sorry I somehow missed it was on Page 7. ::) Seems I have some catching up to do.

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