June 2019 Cooking Challenge: Indian food

Discussion in 'Food & Cooking' started by morning glory, Jun 2, 2019.

  1. morning glory

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    This month's challenge is a subject close to my heart: Indian food. We are talking curry, biryani, pakoras, bhajis, dhals and a host of other deliciously spiced dishes. Fusion food is perfectly fine - so long as its Indian influenced. Bring on the spice!

    The Rules:
    • The challenge begins on the 1st of every month. The last entry must be made by the last day of the month.
    • You may post multiple entries.
    • All entries must be cooked during the month of the challenge.
    • If you use a documented recipe, please cite your source.
    • Entries should include the name of your dish and a picture of the final product. Sharing personal recipes and pictures of the process are not mandatory but extremely helpful.
    • The winner is chosen by the person who posted the challenge, and is announced after the last day of submissions. The decision is final and falls entirely at the discretion of the challenger.
    • Submitting an entry makes you eligible to win. If you do not wish to be considered for the win you may still participate in the challenge, but make your wishes known to the challenger.

    The winner’s bounty includes praise, virtual high-fives, and the responsibility of posting the next month’s challenge. That entails choosing a theme, posting a Challenge thread that includes the guidelines, checking in on the submissions regularly during the month, and promptly choosing a winner at the end of the challenge.
     
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  2. morning glory

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    Sorry as I am without my computer. I will add the standard rules tomorrow.

    Rules now added.
     
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  3. butzy

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    I like the theme!
    Hope to find some time this month as I am out of the country.
     
  4. morning glory

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    I hope you do. Anything Indian influenced will be welcomed. Where are you off to?
     
  5. teamfat

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    No fair! If I had been selected in one of the recent challenges I was going to pick the same theme.

    Now to go stock up on lentils and chickpeas.

    mjb.
     
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  6. summer57

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    I'm in the middle of making chana masala right now! Too bad I didn't take photos at the beginning.
     
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  7. morning glory

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    Not fair to me either as I would have loved it if you had picked that as I would have been able to make lots of entries!
     
  8. butzy

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    We can do Indian for 2 months :):):)
     
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  9. koukouvagia

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    Well we did a tandoori chicken last week and I was disappointed with it so I’m going to try again this month. Ha!!
     
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  10. brianshaw

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    I guess I won’t be posting my Navajo Taco...
     
  11. mike9

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    I was going to bring that up @brianshaw - but you beat me to it.
     
  12. hank

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    I formally protest! I will be super busy this month and Mrs Hank and I will be in different cities most of the month. I support butzy's idea.
     
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  13. teamfat

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    If some quirk of fate has me hosting the next challenge, I will take this into consideration. And I'll post a Paypal link for those who want to help influence my decision ;)

    mjb.
     
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  14. teamfat

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    I do plan on submitting several dishes. Many Indian recipes use ghee as the fat of choice. So, I decided to lay the foundation for my upcoming dishes.



    Into the pot it goes.



    I was surprised at how noisy it got.

    End result looks, tastes and smalls good.

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    Ghee done, on to more recipes!

    mjb.
     

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  15. butzy

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    Okay, this may be my only entry this month. I'm in Europe, visiting family and hoping/planning on a bit of a holiday as well.
    But, I want to participate in each challenge ;)

    Anyway, since anything remotely Indian counts, I give you my Mr Patak-Lazy-Whatever is left in the fridge-curry.

    We start off with onions. I'm about to slowly sweat them, so they caramelise.
    Lots of onions as I like them
    01 onions.jpg

    My secret helper: Mr Patak
    02 madras curry paste.jpg

    Left in the fridge were mushrooms, leek and a bit of port
    03 pork-leek-mushrooms.jpg

    Another essential of a good curry:
    Ice cold beer :)
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    Onions are done and the other ingredients have been added
    05 all ingredients in pot after sweating onions.jpg
    Give it a good stir
    06 paste stirred in.jpg
    At this point I was going to add yoghurt, but there was nothing in the fridge and it was raining, so I didn't want to walk to the shops.
    But I did see a pack of milk and I found some lemon juice, so I figured that will do.

    And the end-result:
    08 added milk and lemong juice as no yoghurt.jpg
    Not bad at all....
     
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  16. morning glory

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    Looks good!

    I had to do a double take on that - port in curry? It would be innovative! But I realised you meant pork. :)

    Lucky you - going to Europe.
     
  17. morning glory

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    Well done for making your own ghee - I generally buy it ready-made.
     
  18. jimyra

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    FRY Bread?
     
  19. morning glory

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    Isn't fry bread also American Indian?

    Of course, there are loads of Asian Indian flatbreads - so perhaps a fusion dish?
     
  20. brianshaw

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    “Native American“. Ha ha.

    Fusion... completely possible. Good idea!