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I'm having one delivered from my local Indian tonight :dance:

Madras is about as hot as I can manage. Had a vindaloo last year. My wife and kids were laughing at me as I slowly went red and started to sweat profusely :lol: Don't think I will do that again but never say never.

What's yer favourite ? I like madras, dansak, rogan josh.
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Dhansak, Rogan and Pathia are my go to choices. Occasionally a Chilli Massalla.

I also like a Tarka - it's similar to a Tikka, but a little otter.
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Madras is my favourite. In my youth I would have a vindaloo if I was out of my head.
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I grew up on Chicken Biriyani but moved on to spicier things later.

During my years in Huddersfield and Bradford I lived on curries. Was so regularly in the little takeaway at the top of my street that the lovely Hindustani mama there started to show me how she made things.

Comes in useful now as a good curry is hard to find in Holland. So I make my own and our guests are usually very pleased with the results. Favourites are Keema Peas and Cauliflower Aloo. The Dutch aren't too used to hot curries so I am forced to restrain myself with the chillies.

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I'm having a couple of 660ml bottles of Bangla lager delivered with the curry :obscene-drinkingbuddies:
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Why do people think that curry has to be hot? Indian waiters piss themselves laughing at our attempts to down a Phal after a skinful of lager without exploding, or simply melting into a pool of sweat on the floor.

Curry is about flavour(s), and if it's all burn and no flavour then it's just a waste of a nice bit of lamb, beef, whatever.
Try some of the gentler, flavourful, Thai curries that are around these days, or Sri Lankan, or a nice Goan fish curry, and If you ever get the chance to try Jamaican Goat curry (made properly, by Jamaicans) go for it. It's one of the nicest curries I've ever eaten.

The best tip I ever got about Indian curry was from an Indian mate of mine when I worked in the City, and it was simply "look for the places "we" eat. If you see Indians eating in a restaurant it's the one you want." At the time we were sitting in a crappy little cafe-cum-restaurant called Mumtaz with Formica-topped tables and no readily identifiable decor. The food was great, and we were surrounded by Indians. If you've ever wondered why there are so many 'Mumtaz' restaurants, by the way, it's because Mumtaz means "the best" or "the distinguished" or simply "excellent."
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My wife used to work with an Indian lady and often would bring home her curry's, no idea what they were called, but simply delicious. As where the samosa looking things that came with them. Never overly hot, and to die for.

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slinger wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:25 pm
Why do people think that curry has to be hot? Indian waiters piss themselves laughing at our attempts to down a Phal after a skinful of lager without exploding, or simply melting into a pool of sweat on the floor.

Curry is about flavour(s), and if it's all burn and no flavour then it's just a waste of a nice bit of lamb, beef, whatever.
Try some of the gentler, flavourful, Thai curries that are around these days, or Sri Lankan, or a nice Goan fish curry, and If you ever get the chance to try Jamaican Goat curry (made properly, by Jamaicans) go for it. It's one of the nicest curries I've ever eaten.

The best tip I ever got about Indian curry was from an Indian mate of mine when I worked in the City, and it was simply "look for the places "we" eat. If you see Indians eating in a restaurant it's the one you want." At the time we were sitting in a crappy little cafe-cum-restaurant called Mumtaz with Formica-topped tables and no readily identifiable decor. The food was great, and we were surrounded by Indians. If you've ever wondered why there are so many 'Mumtaz' restaurants, by the way, it's because Mumtaz means "the best" or "the distinguished" or simply "excellent."
Absolutely, there are no prizes for eating the hottest dish on the menu. One of the best curries I had was in an uninspiring looking place in Southall. We were taken by an Indian friend of may Father in Law's the food was great which is surely the whole point.

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I loved my madras even though it was hot. It's just one of my favourites. The Bangla lager lasted two minutes. Gave my 10 year old son a bit of nan dipped in madras. It was funny watching his face and then running to the fridge for a glass of milk. Oh how we laughed.
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slinger wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:25 pm
Indian waiters piss themselves laughing at our attempts to down a Phal after a skinful of lager without exploding, or simply melting into a pool of sweat on the floor.

Brings back memories. :lol: :lol:
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