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Forum: Herbs and Spices 10-24-2008, 10:45 AM
Replies: 34
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Posted By waaza
it is true that beef is not eaten in most states,...

it is true that beef is not eaten in most states, in fact only in Kerela is it freely available, but in the other states, for those who wish to eat meat (state depedent, but from 15% - 60% eat meat,...
Forum: International Cuisines and Ethnic Cookery 10-20-2008, 04:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,598
Posted By waaza
those are eggplants (aubergine, baigan, brinjal),...

those are eggplants (aubergine, baigan, brinjal), did you not wonder why they were so-called? lol:lol:
Forum: International Cuisines and Ethnic Cookery 10-20-2008, 01:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,598
Posted By waaza
hopefully, here is a pic of some of the...

hopefully, here is a pic of some of the ingredients. The pea aubergines are at 9 o'clock, the culantro right at the back, behind the pak choy, the galangal at 3 o'clock.
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Forum: International Cuisines and Ethnic Cookery 10-20-2008, 01:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,598
Posted By waaza
although there are other minor variations, the...

although there are other minor variations, the main difference between red, yellow and green curry pastes is the colour of the chillies.

If you don't want the chillies, here's my recipe I use...
Forum: Herbs and Spices 10-20-2008, 01:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,654
Posted By waaza
Claire, I would say it will depend on the...

Claire,
I would say it will depend on the spice, and how and where it is stored. Ground spices will deteriorate faster, as they are exposed to the air/moisure more. Whole spices will last longer,...
Forum: International Cuisines and Ethnic Cookery 10-20-2008, 12:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,414
Posted By waaza
a balti anything is/were completely made up...

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...
Forum: Herbs and Spices 10-20-2008, 10:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,644
Posted By waaza
combine the last two posts, and you have it in a...

combine the last two posts, and you have it in a nutshell, IMHO. 'Curry' is not one dish, but hundreds of different dishes, as in Italian dishes like pasta or rissotto. In India you would be hard put...
Forum: Herbs and Spices 10-17-2008, 09:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,644
Posted By waaza
well, a billion Indians can't all be wrong, maybe...

well, a billion Indians can't all be wrong, maybe you haven't tried the real deal, in good ole ethnic US of A.:ermm:
Forum: Herbs and Spices 10-17-2008, 09:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,644
Posted By waaza
I was really talking about corporate food, McD,...

I was really talking about corporate food, McD, KFC and so on. They really are poor, IMHO. UK corporate food is just as bad, or is it just fast food in general the world over? quality pared to the...
Forum: Herbs and Spices 10-15-2008, 12:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,644
Posted By waaza
I enjoy Thai curries too, in fact I have eaten my...

I enjoy Thai curries too, in fact I have eaten my third in as many days, but I had a chat with my local Thai store owner (who is a good cook in her own right) and she agreed that no paste is as good...
Forum: Herbs and Spices 10-14-2008, 07:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,375
Posted By waaza
I understand, at least you have admitted your...

I understand, at least you have admitted your ignorance of these matters, its a pity most chefs don't do the same!

My suggestion to you is to start simply, with a few spices, learn how to use...
Forum: Herbs and Spices 10-14-2008, 07:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,644
Posted By waaza
My advice to you, Bliss, is not to experiment...

My advice to you, Bliss, is not to experiment (this is where most people go wrong IMHO) get a very good recipe book on basic Indian food, and follow the instructions very carefully. Thai curries use...
Forum: International Cuisines and Ethnic Cookery 10-14-2008, 07:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,163
Posted By waaza
in other countries, using ground/minced meat for...

in other countries, using ground/minced meat for kebabs is very different from making it with whole meat. And while chunks of meat are usually marinated first, the ground/minced meat has other...
Forum: International Cuisines and Ethnic Cookery 10-14-2008, 06:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,635
Posted By waaza
Andy, they don't do burgers at all, because...

Andy,
they don't do burgers at all, because they have their own versions, a huge variety of fried kebabs. You are correct about the beef, only found in Kerala, everywhere else it's buffalo (and the...
Forum: International Cuisines and Ethnic Cookery 10-13-2008, 07:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,163
Posted By waaza
Wondering what makes this Persian, surely it...

Wondering what makes this Persian, surely it would have been lamb or goat? Whats in the seasoning?
Waaza
Forum: International Cuisines and Ethnic Cookery 10-13-2008, 07:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,635
Posted By waaza
I'm smiling at the term ethnic in this...

I'm smiling at the term ethnic in this context.:smile:

In India, they have McDonald's, but have changed all the crappy burgers etc. for better tasting local variants. Obviously, they can't stand...
Forum: Herbs and Spices 10-13-2008, 07:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,375
Posted By waaza
maybe one should say exactly what one means by...

maybe one should say exactly what one means by 'Middle East'. Ras el hanout is typically a Moroccan spice mix, not what I would call Middle East.

Ras el hanout is not used as you have used it (as...
Forum: Herbs and Spices 10-13-2008, 07:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,644
Posted By waaza
problem is, a curry powder will not let you...

problem is, a curry powder will not let you produce a good 'curry', all it can provide is a curry powder flavoured sauce. Proper Indian food uses individual spices (or a mix of just a few at a time)...
Forum: Lamb 08-06-2008, 08:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,895
Posted By waaza
agree with most of what you say, however, have...

agree with most of what you say, however, have the following observations. For me, braising is done in a covered pan, in a low oven, over one to two hours, using tougher cuts of meat, on the bone, or...
Forum: Herbs and Spices 08-05-2008, 05:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,660
Posted By waaza
I don't agree, I think climate and soil type and...

I don't agree, I think climate and soil type and available fertilizer make a real difference. Loads of info on the net about this, unless you disagree, then you must be right again. :rolleyes:
Forum: Herbs and Spices 08-05-2008, 04:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,660
Posted By waaza
aye, grow your own, wonderful stuff, at least you...

aye, grow your own, wonderful stuff, at least you know where its been, but surely Italian chillies are not as hot as real cayenne chillies?

regards :chef:
Forum: Herbs and Spices 08-05-2008, 02:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,660
Posted By waaza
The fault, dear Breezy, lies not in our stars,...

The fault, dear Breezy, lies not in our stars, but in ourselves.
Forum: Herbs and Spices 08-05-2008, 12:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,660
Posted By waaza
:smile: From:...

:smile:


From: http://www.mobymud.com/spicy.htm
Interestingly, chilli is the original spelling from the Central American Nahuatl Indians and both chile and chili are derived from it.

From:...
Forum: Herbs and Spices 08-05-2008, 11:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,660
Posted By waaza
but you really don't get it. Cayenne is a...

but you really don't get it.
Cayenne is a specific chilli pepper, there's no dispute, but what we/anyone calls cayenne pepper is a generic name for what the rest of the world calls chilli pepper,...
Forum: Herbs and Spices 08-05-2008, 10:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,660
Posted By waaza
No, I am sorry. The words cayenne pepper and...

No, I am sorry. The words cayenne pepper and chilli pepper are used synonymously, they both mean ground chillies, except in America, it would seem, where chilli powder means powder for chilli con...
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