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Re: Experiment = VindaMasala ? (But Better).
« Reply #20 on: January 07, 2006, 05:38 AM »
Made a Dhansak dish using Darth?s base sauce?.turned out quite well . Give this recipe a try and I think that you may be pleasantly surprised .

Ingredients

    675 g    pre-cooked chicken ( use Darth?s method )
    500 ml   Darth?s base sauce
      1 tb   ghee or vegetable oil
      3      garlic cloves; fine chopped
  1 1/2 tb   balti masala paste
      3 cups cooked lentils
      1 tb   granulated sugar
      2 ts   vinegar
      2 ts   balti garam masala
      1      fresh green chili
      1 ts   cummin seeds
      1/2 ts fenugreek seeds
              salt to taste

Instructions


Heat the ghee or oil . Stir fry the spices for 30
seconds, then add and stir fry the garlic for a further 30 seconds.
Add and stir-fry the masala paste for a further minute.

Add the main ingredient or ingredients of your choice and briskly
stir-fry for about 3 minutes. Add the  base sauce and
bring it to the simmer. Add the remaining ingredients and
salt to taste. Simmer until it is cooked to your liking. Garnish with
coriander or pepper and serve.


Balti Garam  Masla

      4 tb coriander seeds
      2 tb white cumin seeds
      2    2-inch pieces cassia bark
      1 ts fennel seeds
      2 ts black mustard seeds
      4    cloves
    1/2 ts onion seeds
    1/2 ts fenugreek seeds
      1 ts dry fenugreek leaves
     10    dry curry leaves
      1 ts green cardamom seeds
    1/2 ts lovage seeds

Instructions


Roast, cool and grind the whole spices. Mix with the ground leaves, and
store tightly covered .


Balti Paste


1    recipe balti masala spice
4 tb vinegar
4 tb vegetable oil 
         
           

Instructions

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Place the ground spices in a bowl. Add vinegar, and water sufficient
to make a paste. Let stand 10-15 minutes.

Heat the oil and add the paste. Stir-fry until the water
content is cooked out (about 3-5 minutes) and the paste thickens
Remove from heat.



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Re: Experiment = VindaMasala ? (But Better).
« Reply #21 on: January 07, 2006, 10:55 AM »
Where did you get the recipe for the balti spice mixture from CC?


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Re: Experiment = VindaMasala ? (But Better).
« Reply #22 on: January 07, 2006, 02:20 PM »
Hi Mark -
I inherited this recipe from a friend of mine who stated that he d/l it from a food website . I have used this spice mixture on a number of occasions and find it quite unique . I shall do some digging and see if I can find the website .

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Re: Experiment = VindaMasala ? (But Better).
« Reply #23 on: January 08, 2006, 10:13 PM »
I'm thinking of using Lemon juice instead of Vinegar what's your opinion CC ?
Have you done it with Lemon Juice ? (the Curry that is  ;D).


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Re: Experiment = VindaMasala ? (But Better).
« Reply #24 on: January 09, 2006, 12:44 AM »
Certainly worth the try..I use a squeeze of lemon at the end of the dish prep just to enhance the flavors .

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Re: Experiment = VindaMasala ? (But Better).
« Reply #25 on: January 09, 2006, 04:41 AM »
I'm thinking of using Lemon juice instead of Vinegar

Hi,

A few recipes I have seen have used LIME JUICE instead of lemon. Can't say I have personally noticed a huge difference when I have used this.

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Re: Experiment = VindaMasala ? (But Better).
« Reply #26 on: January 09, 2006, 02:31 PM »
I'm gonna go for the Lemon, as i prefer it over the flavor of Lime juice. :)


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Re: Experiment = VindaMasala ? (But Better).
« Reply #27 on: January 14, 2006, 12:47 AM »
Made an 8 batch version of this today with an extra desert Spoon of Basaar mix (some of the guys at work want some for dinner ,they are working overtime on Sunday so a good Curry will keep em going)...nice.. ;D

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Re: Experiment = VindaMasala ? (But Better).
« Reply #28 on: January 14, 2006, 02:30 AM »
Hi Darth,

Well youv'e gotta keep the troops happy so what better than a nice curry. Am sure they will enjoy it!

Ray


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Re: Experiment = VindaMasala ? (But Better).
« Reply #29 on: January 14, 2006, 08:40 AM »
These guys are real Curry heads (How do ya like ya Curry Guys ? "Hotter than a week in hell"!!!!!!).


 

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