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Started by angelico on Oct 22, 2021 6:59:02 PM
This is my favourite curry in the whole world

… is what Angelica says, pretty much every time I make her a curry, which is two or three times a week.

When I told her I’d made another sag aloo today but let it slip that it was slightly different to the last one, she was nearly in tears. It had fine beans in it. But it was also her favourite curry in the whole world.

What’s yours?

Moschops - 22 Oct 2021 23:11:47 (#27 of 60)

From a little street food place I know. You wouldn't have been there, it was years before they'd even serve me.

carterbrandon - 22 Oct 2021 23:56:31 (#28 of 60)

#23: I think that business of the waiter delivering cocaine to your table did for Shimla Pinks.

Antimatter - 23 Oct 2021 00:08:56 (#29 of 60)

It was a very fun place while it lasted.

ishyomah - 23 Oct 2021 00:18:47 (#30 of 60)

There's still Shimla Pinks in Leicester. Their fish dishes are good.

Macpaddy - 23 Oct 2021 00:39:33 (#31 of 60)

Fish curries have never done it for me.

ishyomah - 23 Oct 2021 01:04:22 (#32 of 60)

There's a place called Kayal, again in Leicester, who do a great mixed fish curry with a lemon-scented rice. And their seafood starter is a lovely 'sharing platter'.

But if it's not for you, McP, each to their own.

Snarlygog - 23 Oct 2021 01:43:47 (#33 of 60)

Restaurant Curry =lamb jalfrezi

Homemade = Ghoan fish curry

NightInTGeorgia - 23 Oct 2021 06:46:02 (#34 of 60)

You will, you will, you will, you will?

Catspyjamas17 - 23 Oct 2021 07:22:33 (#35 of 60)

Heh.

King prawn dhansak, garlic naan.

Tadagee - 23 Oct 2021 08:21:56 (#36 of 60)

There was a Jamaican takeaway in Hither Green that did curried goat that was beyond perfection.

Sabacious - 23 Oct 2021 08:27:36 (#37 of 60)

I was never a fan of the fish curry but two dishes swayed me. Firstly the sliced haddock at Mother India in Glasgow and then the tandoori halibut in Amaya in Toronto which is still in the top 10 of best things I’ve eaten.

angelico - 23 Oct 2021 09:47:52 (#38 of 60)

There was a fab sweet centre in Sparkbrook called the Milan. Hope it's still there. Not only their sweets but the curries, breads and saviouries were terrific.

Buying in places like Sparkbrook I always loved masala dhosas more than anything. I bought some there on the day my daughter was born, 1.7.77, with much celebration from the cooks. I really miss places like that. Doesn't seem to be anything like that in Merseyside or Wigan, and curry mile is all bog standard baltis etc. Chiz.

JohnIlly - 23 Oct 2021 10:51:28 (#39 of 60)

Fish or prawns are better done as molee than curry.

hailesaladdie - 23 Oct 2021 13:11:25 (#40 of 60)

Mother India is amazing.

Was converted to fish curry on a trip to Tamil Nadu, in Mahabalipuram, in a rooftop cafe just by Krishna's Ghee Ball. Not a clue what fish it was, and it was fiery as hell, but incredibly tasty. (And the fish curries you get for breakfast in Sri Lanka are rather good too once you get I to the swing of having curry for breakfast.)

Waitrose do a pretty decent fish curry - worth it for a treat.

hailesaladdie - 23 Oct 2021 13:14:44 (#41 of 60)

(Perhaps a controversial opinion - many supermarket curries are better than takeaways. Less greasy, not of the one-gravy-fits-all approach, and often better quality meat. If you can find it, the M&S Piri Piri curry is a personal fave, and the Waitrose Andhra style one if you fancy some heat.)

mazylou - 23 Oct 2021 14:07:54 (#42 of 60)

We have just taken delivery of a huge box of curries from Aktar at Home, there was a splendid fish curry in the last lot we had from them, and I see some brisket, curried, in the future.

toffle - 23 Oct 2021 13:24:01 (#43 of 60)

Throwing a curry together for oneself is really very simple, the only difficult bit is having the appropriate mix of spices to impart the desired flavour.

For which - my personal spice collection being minimal - I tend to rely on pre-mixed spices from Asian food store (with pretensions to being for a particular dish though, not generic 'curry powder').

And making your own allows you to suit yourself regarding secondary ingredients, hotness, liquidity, etc.

Sabacious - 23 Oct 2021 13:39:02 (#44 of 60)

How are they, Mazy? I've just ordered a curry box for next week for 4 of us, will that be enough?

mazylou - 23 Oct 2021 14:43:22 (#45 of 60)

They're good and generous, Sab. You will be okay for four, I'd say we'd get four meals for two out of the box. And the naans are enormous and very tasty.

Sabacious - 23 Oct 2021 13:54:54 (#46 of 60)

Marvellous, thanks!

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