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Old 07-02-2015, 04:09 AM   #1
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Can I replace double cream in a curry recipe?

hi i was wondering if i can replace double cream in a curry recipe and what can i replace it with, looking for a healthier option to double cream

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Old 07-02-2015, 04:51 AM   #2
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Welcome to DC!

You could try using a cup of milk fortified with 1/4 cup of powdered milk or perhaps just the powdered milk mixed with some of the liquid already in the curry.

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Old 07-02-2015, 06:18 AM   #3
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Welcome to DC! Coconut milk works. Or you can use almond milk.
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Old 07-02-2015, 06:32 AM   #4
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If it were me, I would use Greet yogurt.
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Old 07-02-2015, 08:16 AM   #5
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If it were me, I would use Greet yogurt.
That works, too. If you don't have Greek yogurt, you can take plain full fat yogurt and let it strain (in a strainer). The whey will drain and you'll end up with "yogurt" cheese that is about the same thickness as Greek yogurt. Add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice to get the tartness of Greek yogurt.
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Old 07-02-2015, 08:49 AM   #6
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Evaporated milk
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Old 07-02-2015, 08:52 AM   #7
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If it were me, I would just use the double cream. But then again, I don't think there is anything unhealthy about fat.
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If it were me, I would just use the double cream. But then again, I don't think there is anything unhealthy about fat.
Probably would be the healthiest choice anyways. Instead of replacing with chemicals.
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Old 07-02-2015, 11:40 AM   #9
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Fat free evaporated milk is an excellent substitute.
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Old 07-05-2015, 04:29 PM   #10
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hi thanks all for the reply's ill try the options from the reply's
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Old 08-19-2015, 03:04 PM   #11
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hi i was wondering if i can replace double cream in a curry recipe and what can i replace it with, looking for a healthier option to double cream
Use evaporated milk. Less calories, and the flavor is unbelievable.
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Old 11-24-2015, 06:37 PM   #12
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Hello,

I personnaly use the soy cream as a subtitute. It's works very well and you can boil and reduce it like real cream; the flavor and onctuosity are similar to the cream...Very good.
I find this in organic groceries and stores...
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Old 11-24-2015, 07:07 PM   #13
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Plain yogurt is used in many Indian dishes, and works very well indeed.

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Old 09-14-2016, 02:19 PM   #14
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Coconut milk lends itself very well to curries.
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Coconut milk lends itself very well to curries.
Yes it does, for Thai curry, but I think they are referring to Indian curry.
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Yes it does, for Thai curry, but I think they are referring to Indian curry.
I make indian curries with coconut milk all the time. My wife can't eat a lot of dairy so I substitute it. If you prepare the spices correctly in the beginning you won't really notice the sweet flavor. Gotta' toast em'

I just made Paneer Mahnki the other day and it was amazing.
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India is a big country, and a lot of the regions use coconut. By contrast, cream is a relatively recent ingredient in Indian cuisine.
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India is a big country, and a lot of the regions use coconut. By contrast, cream is a relatively recent ingredient in Indian cuisine.
Exactly! India is gargantuan. I remember being shocked when I found out that there are regions in India that do eat meat. Previously I had thought that the entire country was vegetarian. That's simply just not true.

Though one thing can be said. You'll find maggi noodles everywhere, from the most remote villages to the top of mountains :P
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