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Old 10-06-2005, 04:14 PM   #1
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OK I cheat with Curry

I cheat and buy a curry gravy in a can its great tasting and low in salt so I find it way easier then making curry from scratch. I hate the curry powders. I will make it from scratch from time to time but this is fast and easy. I love Saag and have made it at home but its time consumming. I was wondering if I could put chopped spinish in my curry has anyone tried this. I am making chicken curry. I can just do curry and leave the spinish till a time when I have time and energy to make Saag. I just wonder if curry with spinish would work. I know its not saag but I just want something good. I don't want to ruin my curry by putting spinish in it if its not going to taste ok. I am using chicken for my curry.

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Old 10-06-2005, 04:35 PM   #2
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Good question - I've never had spinach in my curry - I've had cilantro but not spinach so I'm not sure how it would be. I wouldn't think it would be terrible though.

I've had some canned curry products at some food shows and they were surprisingly good!
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Old 10-06-2005, 04:45 PM   #3
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If this is what you use Curry

We do too and it's very good, IMO.

Go ahead and try it. Like you said, it won't taste like Saag, but if you like it, that's all that matters!
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Old 10-06-2005, 05:02 PM   #4
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Aloo (potato curry) with spinach is very tasty... check out this recipe...

http://www.recipezaar.com/108787

Indian name for spinach is "palak", so if you do a search with it you can find all sorts of interesting Indian recipes with spinach!!
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Palek does mean spinach but you see spinach referred to as saag quite often here.
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Old 10-06-2005, 05:14 PM   #6
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The brand is different I use a chinese one I think its Yeo's Very good and no MSG and low salt. I think salt is either the last item on ingredents or second to last. I find it so much better when I am trying to get a good meal when I am busy. And after its cooked it will last in the fridge for a number of days which means lots of left overs. they have a hot as well as a mild. I of course eat the hot. LOL I am the only one that will eat the left overs. I don't do it on purpose really I don't
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OK I am going to go for it. At the worst I will know not to ever do it again and at the best I can add something else really good to my curry's Hummmm. Wish me luck and I will let you know good or bad what the outcome is.
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Indian name for spinach is "palak", so if you do a search with it you can find all sorts of interesting Indian recipes with spinach!!
Handy tip Licia, thanks!
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You're welcome, Jess! How does Tony see Indian food? I don't think they are very well known among the Italian folks, Cristiano didn't know anything about them until I "introduced" him to some of my fave recipes... now he absolutely loves them!!
Here is a couple of sites with Indian food glossaries that may interest you, I tried some recipes from "saritha's", they are nice, too!!


http://www.geology.ohio-state.edu/~b...eggie_kitchen/

http://www.indianfoodsco.com/Classes/Glossary.htm
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You're welcome, Jess! How does Tony see Indian food? I don't think they are very well known among the Italian folks, Cristiano didn't know anything about them until I "introduced" him to some of my fave recipes... now he absolutely loves them!!
It's exactly the same way with us! Before I came along DH had never even tried Indian food! (I'm a long time fan, and experimental cook of Indian) He's much more a meat (than veg) guy so he's a fan of dishes with chicken, seafood or other meats in them like. I'm actually impressed that he's taken such a liking to Indian food, as he is one picky eater - LOL Now we have Indian as a treat once in a while - I like to finish off the meal with something coconuty, such as coconut ice cream.

Thank-you for both those links Licia; http://www.indianfoodsco.com/Classes/Glossary.htm, is such a beautiful site. I have bookmarked them both (my "food and recipe" bookmark folder must have hundreds of sites in it by now - I imagine it's the same for many amongst us )
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