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Old 03-13-2014, 01:46 PM   #1
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How to cook a good Curry?

Hey folks,

First post here so please excuse me if this is in the wrong section!

Me and the missus both enjoy a good curry and have tried to cook them at home with little success. Neither of us are cooks by trade but like to think we have some ability!

We both enjoy Korma's, Masala's, Bhuna's and various other curries!

Has anyone got any recommended cook book, recipes or tips on how to get a quality, thick and tasty curry?




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Old 03-13-2014, 02:10 PM   #2
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Here is a recipe I posted here sometime back. It's delicious!
Lamb and Potato Curry

One of my favorite curry cookbooks is this one (Amazon UK link):

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Old 03-13-2014, 02:27 PM   #3
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Old 03-13-2014, 02:38 PM   #4
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I found this book in a used bookstore and didn't realize how famous she is I love cookbooks like this with stories and menu suggestions as well as recipes: http://www.amazon.com/Madhur-Jaffrey.../dp/0764156497
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Old 03-13-2014, 03:36 PM   #5
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I might as well chime in with my lamb curry recipe I posted years ago.

Lamb Curry - Easy and delicious
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Old 03-13-2014, 05:25 PM   #6
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I found this book in a used bookstore and didn't realize how famous she is I love cookbooks like this with stories and menu suggestions as well as recipes: Madhur Jaffrey Indian Cooking: Madhur Jaffrey: 9780764156496: Amazon.com: Books
Yes. Madhur Jaffrey is the queen of Indian cooking. I like her books.
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Old 03-14-2014, 11:19 AM   #7
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You should try anything by Pat Chapman. This is his latest http://www.amazon.co.uk/New-Curry-Bible-Pat-Chapman/dp/184358087X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1394813703&sr=1-1&keywords=pat+chapman. He founded the Curry Club in the UK and his recipes are easy to follow and rarely go wrong. He also produces recipes that the English palate will be familiar with, which is not always what a traditional Indian might be. He and Madhur Jaffrey are my go-to sources for curry.
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Old 03-15-2014, 02:11 AM   #8
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For lamb or curry recipes requiring chutney, I highly recommend this brand. It can be bought online and at some major chain stores. When I couldn't get Sharwoods, I tried many other brands of chutney, all awful. None of them came close to Sharwood's excellence.

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Old 03-15-2014, 04:28 AM   #9
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I can join in endorsing Madhur Jaffrey. She's good for the beginner as she makes it fairly simple for the home cook - no arcane equipment required and ingredients available in any Morrison's/Sainsbury's (name your own supermarket) and good greengrocers. A lot of the recipes come from her childhood.

Pat Chapman has been at the curry "game" for donkeys' years. He has run the Curry Club since the 1980s.
Here's the CC website - Home - Pat Chapman's Curry Club

Cyrus Todiwala gets some good reviews (from "real" Indian contributors to Amazon.) but I haven't tried any of his books, however, some of the reviewers say he's not for the beginner - whatever that's supposed to mean.

(If you want to cheat or need curry-in-a-hurry Patak's sauces aren't bad. Not the real home-made stuff but passable - I have an Indian friend who keeps them in for emergencies)
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Old 06-26-2014, 03:58 PM   #10
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Strictly Indian or are you interested in Thai?

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