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Indian curries, here's pics


ive got my cousin and his wife visiting from Australia and are here for dinner tomorrow night, I'm good in the kitchen and offered them Indian or italian. They chose Indian, I've just finished them. Here's finished pic and I can tell you they are up there.the top one is lamb chop and silver beet curry,the second is cauliflower and potato curry.

 

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Ah, curry - they look pretty good, and some even taste good (to my admittedly Southern and Southwestern American palate), but they do a number on my innards that can be downright embarrassing and uncomfortable.

Our oldest son married a girl from an Indian family (her parents came here in 1960), and from the time we all figured out that they were a serious item in high school, we have been exposed to Indian cuisine done up by masters of the art. Not so many are curry, as it might be, but are spiced and herbed so much differently than anything we are accustomed to, and for some reason, we never have been able to tolerate most of them.

Here's a sort of funny anecdote:

When they (the bride to be's family) had a party to celebrate the engagement, we were considered honored guests, being the parents of the groom to be. We got dressed to the - well perhaps not to the nines, but they did get me to put on a sport coat, slacks, and a tie, and did our best to not embarrass the kids. All of the food was Indian, but they assured us that they had toned some of it down to suit our tastes, and steered us toward those dishes. We rather enjoyed the party, but I had a night shift to work starting at 1600, so about 1500, I made my thanks and goodbyes, and headed out. I had barely got out the door until my wife and younger son followed, and they were complaining of gastric distress; I bade them well and went on my way, wondering if I was going to escape the discomfort. Got to work, changed into my work clothes and went about my business: I worked alone as a Dispatcher in a regional switching center for a large power company. Just about the time I got my log set up and my shift change readings done, I was stricken so bad that I feared I might not get to the bathroom. It was a good thing I was alone, and we had telephone handsets with real long cords (about thirty feet long stretched out), because I plugged three of then together, set my switchboard up so I was "hot" on the handset, took a portable handset for each of my radios, and hit the head for a good long while. Fortunately, no disasters occurred that night, and by the end of my shift, I had pretty well gotten over it all.

Now, we avoid most of the food they serve and they don't push it on us anymore. They usually have something that won't give us the hops.

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Russ, I would like to try some good Indian food but the later Colonial countries, including the 'home' country seem to have a lock on decent stuff with so many from India

For whatever reason, I haven't eaten much Indian food. We do go to an annual event at an Indian restaurant in town, but most of the food served is pretty mild. My wife wont eat it as her shortened innards just wont tolerate hot and spicy - heck, even when the Indian family across the street are cooking up some curry and the odor drifts over, she has to close the windows.

 



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So that's why you're called rumbler because of your stomach,lol, you just had a bad experience, I have also had 1 bad curry also, a curry place I hadn't tried before. I make my own so I know what goes in them.

Dave,we love the smells of curries, I can understand your wife not trying, but ou should have another go. The cauliflower n potato one I did is real mild and beautiful. It's called aloo gobi and is very popular everywhere.

I'll report back on my guests thoughts of my curries. It's my favourite cousin who I grew up with, we stayed at each other's homes all the time. I normally see them every second year or so. I suggested a nice Merlot to go with it.
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I've given it a couple of legit tries but it's just not my FART'e biggrin



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Lol

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Oh, there have been others, Russ, many others, but we have survived. Now we are all in some stage of dotage, and do not travel back and forth to our respective venues very often, so we are seldom faced with trying to politely avoid stuff we don't trust; and the same goes the other way with many of them.

After we moved to Las Vegas in '03, they all, and I don't mean just the in-laws, but several groups of the larger extended family, came to visit several times a year for the first three or four years - one Christmas we had fifty two people in the house a the same time, 47 of them were of Indian descent; about half of them are vegetarian to one extent or another, too, so it took us about a week of searching the local Asian and Indian markets to get the right stuff to keep from causing an international incident, and had a good bit of help from a few of the closer members in making dishes that should suit just about everyone, along with our traditional Holiday fare. Even then, one of them set me off by saying that they didn't celebrate American holidays, and didn't see why they had to be exposed to all of this American food - Mrs Rrumbler managed to get me outside where I would only scare the neighbors, while our son and daughter-in-law convinced her folks that some of these people were pushing things too far, and needed to retire from the field. Since then, they come to Las Vegas, and stay at a time share or other accommodations, and invite us to come out for dinner, and usually choose a neutral restaurant. It's not that they are not nice folks for the most part, but we just don't have much in common outside of the kids.

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Rrumbler my cousin and his wife only had curries twice,they loved mine, I text them this afternoon and no stomach worries,lol. Most I've cooked for is 35 and that was all done in a hangi. Indians mostly vegetarian and their curries like cauliflower and potato is real good. Their pulses are also yummy I make a Dahl out of chana Dahl . It's to die for. It's a pity we don't have smeliovision,lol
I would have thought heaps of Asian food supermarkets in your town also.
My main ingredients are
1 teaspoon
Coriander seeds
Fennel seeds
Cumin seeds
Cardomon seeds
2bayleaves
2 star anise.
Dry roast, the smell is heavenly.
Grind in a coffee grinder add garlic n ginger. That's it, oh also 2 teaspoons garam masala.
When I make a curry I reckon above ingredients costs about 50c.
I use same mixture for my tandoori paste and add red indian powder and yoghurt.

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Btw, they both had 2 helpings,lol

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