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What is the correct onion to tomato ratio for North Indian masala sauce?

What's the optimum — or, at least, the most widely used — tomato to onion ratio for making the tomato masala (sauce)? Masala is used as the base for a number of north Indian dishes. Onions are fried ...
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What would be a good substitute for coconut milk in curry sauces?

Specifically, if I work from a started paste that require adding coconut milk, what would be a good substitute?
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Cooking through thick liquids

I'm a big curry aficionado and am trying to cook curries that both taste good and require minimal preparation during the week. I like to make both vegetarian (usually, green/red lentils, fresh) and ...
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Freezing Indian chicken curry---how to retain texture and flavor?

I am planning to cook an oil-rich, Indian style Chicken curry that will look something like this: or this: I am planning to cook a week ahead and freeze them, and my target is to keep the texture ...
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Cooking Indian curry with yogurt

So, I've worked with Thai curry before and reviewed the post about "When to prefer yogurt, cream, and coconut milk in an Indian vegetarian dish to make it creamy?" but these seem to be concerned with ...
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Chopped tomato-onion-ginger-garlic into paste vs sliced tomato-onion-ginger-garlic when making curry base for indian dish

When cooking chicken curry and other curries it is required to have a curry base that will me made from onion, tomato, garlic, ginger and perhaps a few other things. I have had this problem that ...
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Duck curry with pineapple pieces [closed]

Should I use panang paste or red paste when making a duck curry. I have tried red.
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How to thicken Thai curry

I made some Thai red curry a few days ago. It turned out pretty well. The only problem is that it was fairly runny. I thickened it up with a slurry which helped a bit. I doubt a roux would have any ...
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How do I thicken my Japanese curry after the fact?

I made a lamb based Japanese curry in a slow cooker and unlike my previous efforts (using many of the same ingredients, though in different proportions), it turned out runny and underwhelming. What ...
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What is meant by “cook until the oil separates” in Indian curry recipes?

A lot of Indian curry recipes have a step where you're told to cook an onion-tomato-spices mixture "until the oil separates". Despite having tried cooking such recipes a number of times already, I ...
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What can I use as a replacement for Curry Powder?

I do not like the taste of curry powder. I have a recipe that calls for the use of this spice. What do you suggest that I can use in place of the curry powder?
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Can I use coconut oil instead of ghee in curry?

I've run out of ghee and it's hard to get where I am. Will coconut oil be a good substitute when frying off onions and spices?
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Preparing curries faster

I often make tikka masala using this recipe. However, the recipe consists of three "let simmer for 10-25 minutes" periods (after adding tomatoes, cream and chicken, respectively), so the total ...
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How do I prevent coconut milk from separating in Thai curry?

It seems like every single attempt I've made at making a Thai-style coconut curry ends up with the sauce mixture separating. Although it usually still tastes good, the coconut ends up looking like it ...
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Why does my curry taste so bland?

I'm trying to make a curry, and failing. I'm a decent amateur home-cook, but now that I'm exploring outside of my usual cuisines, I'm at a loss how to improve my preparation of this recipe. Either ...
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Which onions to use and how to cook them for an Indian curry recipe that specifies “fry until deep pink”?

One of the curry recipes in the book "50 great curries of India" says "Heat the oil in a cooking pot and fry the onions until deep pink." I think I know what it means when a recipe says "until deep ...
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using medium chilli powder instead of kashmiri chillis, what ratio should be used?

I have a recipe for making a madras, and it suggests substituting chilli powder for the chilli's, but doesn't suggest how. Wondering of anyone can give me a pointer as to what ratio to use?
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What vegetables should I add to a japanese curry?

I am preparing my first Japenese Curry (cheating incredibly by using the S&B Golden Curry Medium Hot box) and it suggests adding "vegetables" without actually indicating what veggies to add other ...
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What type of yoghurt should I use for making curry?

I've seen a lot of recipes specifying "yoghurt" when making an indian-style curry, but very rarely do they specify what type. The problem is compounded for me in that I live in a country where I don'...
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Do I need onions when making thai curry paste? or can I just add onions to the dish I'm cooking later with the paste?

I've been experimenting with making green thai curry paste this week and I have a pretty decent tasting curry resulting right now. However, in all the green curry paste recipes I see, they say I have ...
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Weird problem with curry sauce

For a family get-together, I bought 20 large containers of curry sauce from my favourite Indian restaurant - 15 Dansak and 5 Korma. I collected the sauces on Thursday evening. The containers were all ...
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What causes flavors to “marry”?

I'm looking at vinegar-based BBQ sauce recipes, and a lot of them tell you to let the mixture sit for a day in order for the flavors to balance each other out. I've also seen this advice for curries ...
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Temperature for dutch oven curry with venison

I'm making a slow cooked curry with venison in my dutch oven and I would like to know what temperature would be a good medium between what I need for a tender venison without overcooking the rest of ...
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How to make sweet potatoes disintegrate in stew

I'm working on recreating a curry-like stew which is based on a thick sauce made out of disintegrated/dissolved sweet potatoes and tomatoes. Is it enough to just let the sweet potatoes cook to get ...
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Substitute for coconut milk in curry

I would like to make Thai yellow curry or Panang curry but there is a severe coconut allergy in my family so I cannot put even a trace of coconut into it. I have the Mae Ploy curry pastes for both but ...
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Does toasting and grinding whole spice really improve curry flavor?

It seems to be common knowledge that "toasting is better" when it comes to spices. But the other day I noticed my toasted-and-freshly-ground coriander smelled pretty weak, and I ended up boosting the ...
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Forgot to add spices to curry

I made a jalfrezi today for tomorrow and I forgot to add spices, (cumin, tumeric, paprika). Is there a way I can add them now getting the most from them?
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Adding lime juice to green curry paste and heating

I am trying this recipe which requires preparation of a green curry paste with lime juice as one of the ingredients. Once the paste is prepared, I add it to a pan with hot oil (after which I add ...
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Whats the simplest possible spicy thai curry?

I love massaman, green curry, red curry, yellow curry, etc. Can any of these be made quickly at home with only 4-5 ingredients?
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How do I get the ground spices to mix into my curry?

Here is how I made my curry. In my frying pan I did this: Added olive oil (maybe one and a half teaspoon) Added garlic (minced from a jar) Added about one teaspoon of ground turmeric, ground ...
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slow cooking chicken thigh in a spice mix

I have a 'Parampara' branded Butter Chicken spice mix packet that is meant to be cooked with diced chicken thigh. The directions on the packet suggest frying the chicken (5 mins) and then simmering it ...
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Substituting Cream without Coconut

I'm mastering my vegetable curry recipe and while it is spectacular in its current form using heavy whipping cream, I have some wild notion that the recipe would be more appreciated if I could manage ...
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How do I save my curry with too much of a raw onion smell?

I was cooking for a party and ground my raw onions, added to oil and then added meat. Now the curry is sweet and smells like raw onion. How do I save this curry so I can use it for the party?
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How to keep Indian curry made with condensed milk from separating

The Chicken Korma recipe that I've been making always seems to separate near the end of preparation. This ranges from small lumps forming too yellow water raising to the surface. I read through the ...
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Aiding the Maillard reaction: Baking Powder or Baking Soda?

I will attempt to cook a Thai Green Chicken Curry. I'll be using cubed boneless chicken thigh which I would like to brown really well. I remember reading somewhere that Baking Powder or Baking Soda ...
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Why is garam masala in many curry paste/powder recipes?

Garam masala, of course, is a blend of warming spices. However, many of those spices are listed individually in recipes for curry pastes and powders that also call for garam masala. Since most garam ...
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Sugar in Indian curries?

I've seen that sugar is used to balance out other flavors in a dish. I was just wondering if I could add a little sugar to a spicy curry(chicken curry, for example). Would that take away the authentic ...
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Secret to takeaway curry

It's become something of a quest for me to find a curry recipe that tastes like the curry you get from an Indian Takeaway. I'm getting close with the consistency, but can't get the taste right. I ...
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What would adding wine (red or white?) do when cooking Vindaloo?

This is my first post, so please be gentle. I am cooking chicken Vindaloo and I'm trying to get a bit creative. I have never heard of adding wine to vindaloo, however, I know that I like it in soups ...
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Binding properties of turmeric

Is turmeric known to have any binding properties? Wikipedia doesn't mention anything, and a google search only relates to iron binding properties of turmeric or similar health benefits. A few days ...
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Flat Thai Panaeng Curry

Help! I have tried making Panang Curry several times at home with the canned pre-made paste (forgot the brand name) and it just doesn't taste like the restaurant versions I've had. I fried the curry ...
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chicken texture after precooking starts to break

Sometimes when pre-cooking chicken for a curry week, the chicken cuts doesn't keep its shape. It starts to get a bit stringy and losing the "smooth" shape that it was cut with, what could I be doing ...
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Why does tomato not dissolve when I make curry

when I am cooking curry, I add chopped tomatoes. I cook the tomatoes for 30+ minutes. In spite of this the tomatoes do not fully dissolve by the end of cooking. There are still whole pieces of tomato ...
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Why did my thai curry have a bitter aftertaste?

I'm on the low fodmap diet so i tried making my own thai curry paste (without shallots or garlic). Here are the ingredients that i used: 1/4 cup coriander leaves, stems and roots 1/2 tsp black ...
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enriching thai curry with milk?

I come from Indonesia, but you might be more accustomed to Thai cuisine, so I use the term Thai curry in the title because the curries are similar. no, really. just a tad sweeter rather than sour. So,...
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Chicken Tikka Masala tastes a bit off

I have made chicken tikka masala recently and it turned out alright. I got the texture and look properly, but, however, the taste seems a bit off. I have used the chicken tikka masala, onions, cihlli ...
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How do I make my Thai curry with paste taste better? [closed]

Looking for simple tips to improve my curries made from paste. I know of a few answers I've learned, but looking for others... Thanks! Original curry recipe: Fry tofu in oil in a non-stick pan. ...
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How long does coconut curry last in the fridge?

I have three day old green coconut chicken curry in the fridge and am wondering if coconut milk goes bad very quickly. (This is complicated slightly by the power cut we had two days ago for 12 hours. ...
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What are the authentic traditional ingredients for Naan bread?

I would like to know what the authentic and traditional ingredients for Naan bread are. There are many recipes that use some ingredients but not others and the cooking method are not always the same. ...
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Reclaiming a salty curry [duplicate]

I often read that salt is added 'to taste' - and I try to keep adding salt until my curries taste right. However, on occasion my fingers are too big for my pallete, and the dish becomes overly salty....