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Old 10-20-2008, 12:34 PM   #1
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Chicken bhuna/chicken balti

any authentic recipes ?

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Old 10-20-2008, 01:36 PM   #2
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any authentic recipes ?

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a balti anything is/were completely made up dishes said to originate from Baltistan, in Northern Pakistan; in truth, they originated in the curry triangle, around Birmingham, UK. They are just the same old stuff, served up under a different name, sometimes in a small wok, sometimes in a bucket. Don't go there.

Bhuno in Hindi means to fry, so it is a set of dry dishes, usually using easily fried meat like chicken. The technique of bhuno'ing is a little more complicated, and involves frying the meat/veg. in oil/fat and spices. To lessen the likelihood of burning, a little water is added to reduce the temperature in the pan, the frying and watering is usually repeated several times, this allows the flavours in the spices to be extracted into the oil/fat without burning. This way, some spices, like coriander, cumin and fenugreek, darken, and produce 'roast' type flavours, and other spices like chilli powder and turmeric can be amalgamated into the oil/fat without burning. This is particularly useful when extracting heat and coloured spices.
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Old 10-27-2008, 06:45 AM   #3
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We refer Bhuno / bhuna as dry ( almost without gravy ), the gravies are dried in low flame.

But only fried are called bhaji / bhaja.
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