Originally Posted by jennyema
Can you share your pappadum recipe???
well I'm embarrassed to admit that it's not my recipe, but I found it this very morning on video-dot-about-dot-com (sorry not allowed to do urls yet) - just search for poppadom recipe - she makes it look very simple. unfortunately today at the enormous tesco in the next town they didnt' have Arud flour, and I'd not researched enough to find out which other Asian-based flour they had might do the same job. I even asked an Indian woman working there who confessed her ignorance and pointed me to the pre-cooked poppadoms which I'm afraid to say I settled for on this occasion, as I'm incredibly busy tomorrow and won't have time to go to one of the asian food specialty shops in the town, but I will wear it as a badge of shame to remind me to try asap.
regarding the metal pod thing, I just remembered I have one of those in the house, for tea, but have never used it, although it might be a little small for all that I need to put in it on this occasion. Anyway, I went to a fabric store today, and tho they didn't have cheesecloth they did have muslin (is that the same thing?) which I'd heard of before in cooking terms, so I bought .5m x 2m for £1.25 (about $USD 2.50) which isn't bad. I have heard that it's also good for making perfect poached eggs, so I'll give that a go too soon. I don't have the time or energy to search tonight but I would imagine that the perfect scrambled/poached eggs debates are raging somewhere on these forums.
I'll report on here as to how the dopiaza went, possibly not Sunday (I'm cooking it for a load of friends who are coming to watch the football and will doubtless drag me down the pub afterwards), but within the next few days. Loving these forums already!!