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12 November 2003 @ 10:13 am
 
I made curry for the first time last night. It included the following ingredients: Coconut Milk, Curry Powder, Mixed Vegetables, Peanut Butter, Cayenne, Sriracha Paste, and Chicken.

It wasn't bad - or at least, it's good enough to eat the leftovers as lunch. But I ask the curry experts - what am I missing from the ingredients list above? And what kind of curry is this?
 
 
 
a certain brand of escape: Jigglypuffatelierlune on November 12th, 2003 08:49 am (UTC)
Depends.
To be sure, looks like you've made an Indian-style curry. What mixed vegetables did you use out of curiosity? An Indian curry is thinner than Japanese curry, and is much more hot-spicy-spicy than the Nihon hot-sweet-spicy (which I love). For Japanese curry you'd have to lose the sriracha, use only a little cayenne, add raisins, white potato chunks, a little white pepper, thin pieces of white onion, something to thicken your base, possibly some boullion (chicken), up your use of the curry powder.... something like that. Miki used a curry roux product I've not yet seen the likes of here, so it all has to come from my memory. And what memories they are.

--Lune, Nihon curry fiend
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Hoc Est Qui Sumusdiscoflamingo on November 12th, 2003 09:50 am (UTC)
Re: Depends.
White onions, red/yellow/green peppers, mushrooms, and a bunch of minced garlic.
a certain brand of escapeatelierlune on November 12th, 2003 11:06 am (UTC)
::is not a purist::
The mushrooms you can keep, and some of the garlic too. But personally I don't know about the peppers. Sounds sugoi oishii nevertheless.
masui on November 12th, 2003 02:51 pm (UTC)
Re: ::is not a purist::
sugoku oishii
a certain brand of escapeatelierlune on November 12th, 2003 02:54 pm (UTC)
sumimasen.
Like I said, not a purist.
Hoc Est Qui Sumusdiscoflamingo on November 12th, 2003 03:05 pm (UTC)
Re: ::is not a purist::
What the hell does that even mean?
masui on November 12th, 2003 06:04 pm (UTC)
Re: ::is not a purist::
"oishii" is an adjective that means "tasty" or "delicious" or "yummy". Japanese is like Hemmingway, not a whole lot of words.

"sugoi" alone means "great" or "fantastic" but you can also say "subarashii" or "iina" or other adjectives to mean the same thing.

however, in this case, sugoi modifies the adjective in the form sugoku to mean "very"....a version of "totemo" that young people use.
Hoc Est Qui Sumusdiscoflamingo on November 12th, 2003 08:08 pm (UTC)
Re: ::is not a purist::
The more I hear about it, the more Japanese sounds like an Asiatic Magyar on crack.
XCorvisxcorvis on November 12th, 2003 09:30 am (UTC)
Sounds kinda Thai to me. Or possibly south indian. My curry doesn't have peanut butter or coconut milk. I don't have the recipie with me, but mine definately uses curry powder, red pepper, chicken, cumin and corriander and (sometimes) tomato. Oh, and garam masala (indian spice blend). Most of those spices are also in the curry powder, but you need to get the proportions right. I like to have peas and potatoes in my curry sometimes, but usually I just leave out the veggies. Green beans and lima beans taste like ass with curry. Peas are great, tho.

Great, now I want curry.
Hoc Est Qui Sumusdiscoflamingo on November 12th, 2003 09:46 am (UTC)
Well, the recipe was mostly ganked from Cam, except that he uses the red curry paste, and I only had curry powder. I'll have to ask you for some more hints about Indian curry, as glowmatt has given me the curry bug.
XCorvisxcorvis on November 12th, 2003 10:35 am (UTC)
If it's from Cam, it's Thai.

Sure, I'll try to get you some indian curry recipies.
ninja in the shadows: cautious-curiousseiryu_16 on November 12th, 2003 10:18 am (UTC)
Wow, a totally new type of curry... Cam can make crazy curry mixes instead of just music ones? And Doc can continue this craziness? A cross-breed of phat beats and tasty dishes? What awesome powers! I cower in awe and fear! ::whimpers::

...Seriously, that mix sounds delicious, many kudos to the creators and chefs. I got a south asian cookbook in my AZ bridal shower that has many tasty curry recipies, but Josiah won't eat curry. sigh. ::shakes head:: No fair, I cry.
XCorvisxcorvis on November 12th, 2003 10:55 am (UTC)
Just make it anyway and take it for lunch. Cheap, easy, and curry is great the second day, just like chili.
Do You Wanna Be Free or You Wanna Be Right?malcubed on November 12th, 2003 12:29 pm (UTC)
Cam is much, much better at making spicy foods than music.
Hoc Est Qui Sumusdiscoflamingo on November 12th, 2003 03:05 pm (UTC)
And that's saying a lot.
ninja in the shadows: evil edseiryu_16 on November 12th, 2003 06:30 pm (UTC)
Wow... ::snaps fingers:: Oh, yes! Now I remember hearing tell of Cam's Famous Asswhoopin' Salsa. Am I correct in this?
Hoc Est Qui Sumusdiscoflamingo on November 12th, 2003 08:04 pm (UTC)
Among other things, yes. He grows some of his own peppers, as well.

On his worst days, his curry is imbued with a magical "gusto".
ninja in the shadows: samus_aranseiryu_16 on November 12th, 2003 11:34 pm (UTC)
Whoa. That's crazy hard-core. I applaud him. ::applauds:: That's niftyness.
Hoc Est Qui Sumusdiscoflamingo on November 12th, 2003 03:05 pm (UTC)
Why the hell won't Josiah eat curry? I'm genuinely curious now.
ninja in the shadows: samus_aranseiryu_16 on November 12th, 2003 06:29 pm (UTC)
I'll ask him.

Me: "Josiah, why won't you eat curry? Doc wants'ta know."
Josiah: "I just don't like it."
Me: "Any curry??"
Josiah: "I think it tastes like ass."

There you have it. Le sigh. ::pouts:: Annie want eat curryness.
Hoc Est Qui Sumusdiscoflamingo on November 12th, 2003 08:05 pm (UTC)
You should make some curry, and make the J-man deal. Not every curry tastes the same - especially if it was from Neo-Kagin, in which they wouldn't know the first thing about proper curry preparation, but still did a better than half-ass job.

Hell, I can make curry.
ninja in the shadows: maxseiryu_16 on November 12th, 2003 11:33 pm (UTC)
Y'know, I think I will! ...Only problem is that usually we cook everything together, and I'd miss the extra pair of hands. And I don't think I could do it as a surprise, seeing as we go shopping together, and he'd be all "why are we getting coconut milk??" and although in that case I could meekly say "uh... makin' smoothies?" that same excuse wouldn't work well for getting cumin or something. Phoo.

I'll pass the info on... maybe I'll demand curry for my birthday or something. That'd teach him. Heh.
Doomutilitygeek on November 14th, 2003 11:13 am (UTC)
why are we getting coconut milk??
"'Cause I'm feeling spicy tonight, baby."

Then dissapoint him when he realized "spicy" == curry.....